What Happened on August 4, 1976

Historical Events

  • England beats Australia by 8 wickets in the limited overs cricket international at Lord's; first time women are permitted to play on the main square at 'the home of cricket'
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew McLeod, Australian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Enrique Angelelli, Argentine bishop
  • Roy Herbert Thomson, Canadian publisher (b. 1894)
1976 Highlights

About August 4, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee