On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

President Gerald Ford wins Republican presidential nomination at KC convention

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford

Famous Deaths

  • Alastair Sim, Scottish actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75
  • Jeno Kenessey, composer, dies at 70
  • Ken Wadsworth, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper and dashing batsman, dies of cancer at 29