On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1976

Historical Events

  • An earthquake & tsunami in the Philippines kills up to 8,000
  • Big win for WI at The Oval Michael Holding 14-149 for match

Famous Deaths

  • Murvyn Vye [Marvin], American actor (Road to Bali, Bob Cummings Show), dies of natural causes at 63
  • William Redfield, American actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage), dies of leukaemia at 49
1976 Highlights

About August 17, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 45 years and 2 months
Leap Year: Yes

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