On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1976

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
1976 Highlights

About August 19, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo