On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1976

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Harrison found guilty of plagiarising "My Sweet Lord"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Mexican peso devalued
  • Trinidad & Tobago adopts constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Roque Júnior, Brazilian footballer (World Cup 2002), born in Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Brazil
  • Vincent Delerm, French singer-songwriter, pianist and composer

Famous Deaths

  • Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (If the Gods Keep Silent), dies at 81
1976 Highlights

About August 31, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo