On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses & is hospitalized in Miami

Rocker Keith Moon
Keith Moon
  • Race riot in Cape Town, South Africa; 17 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Gibbard, American musician (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service)
  • Bubba Crosby, American baseball player
  • Erick Lindgren, American poker player (WSOP Player of the Year 2008), born in Burney, California
  • Ľubomír Višňovský, Slovak ice hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers), born in Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia
  • Will Friedle, actor (Eric-Boy Meets World, Gift of Love), born in Hartford, Connecticut