On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1976

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Weiss, American figure skater (1997 World Champ-7th), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Reyes EstĂ©vez, Spanish athlete, born in CornellĂ  de Llobregat, Spain
  • Sam Worthington, Australian actor, born in Godalming, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz Lang, Austrian-German-American director (M, Metropolis, Fury, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse), dies from a stroke at 85
1976 Highlights

About August 2, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo