On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1976

Historical Events

  • Harm Wiersma becomes world checker champion
  • Yanks beat Twins 5-4 in 19 innings

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd, Swedish actor (True Blood, Big Little Lies), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Philippe Comtois, Canadian 3m springboard diver (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sam Mackinnon, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Famous Deaths

  • Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
  • Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket slow-medium bowler (6 Tests; 17 wickets; best 7-92 1930), dies at 77
1976 Highlights

About August 25, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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