On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1976

Famous Birthdays

  • Kwon Sang-woo, South Korean actor (Stairway to Heaven), born in Daejeon, South Korea
  • Marians Pahars, Latvian footballer, born in Chornobai, Ukraine

Famous Deaths

  • Adrian Roland Holst, Dutch poet (Past the Roads), dies at 88
  • Betty Clooney, American singer (Jack Paar Show), dies at 45
1976 Highlights

About August 5, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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