On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1976

Historical Events

Presidential Convention

President Gerald Ford wins Republican presidential nomination at KC convention

Famous Deaths

  • Alastair Sim, Scottish actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75
  • Jeno Kenessey, Hungarian conductor and 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? 45 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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