On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1976

Historical Events

  • 1st approach & lands test (ALT) of orbiter Enterprise
  • Christian militia conquer Palestinian camp Tell al-Za'tar, 2000 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Antoine Walker, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • Henry Tuilagi, Samoan rugby player
  • Mikko Viljami "Linde" Lindström, Finnish guitarist
  • Pedro Collins, West Indian cricket fast bowler (29 Tests, 106 wickets; 30 ODIs, 39 wickets; Barbados, Middlesex), born in St. Peter, Barbados
  • Richard McCourt, English children's television presenter
  • Wednesday 13 [Joseph Poole], American punk rock musician (Wednesday 13, Murderdolls), born in Lexington, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies
1976 Highlights

About August 12, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo