On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1976

Historical Events

  • Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI v Glamorgan
  • Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0
  • USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Aled Haydn Jones, Welsh radio producer (head of BBC Radio One), born in Aberystwyth, Wales
  • Audrey Tautou, French actress (Venus Beauty Institute, Amélie), born in Beaumont, Puy-de-Dôme, France
  • Jessica Capshaw, American actress (Grey's Anatomy), born in Columbia, Missouri
  • Leigh Kakaty, Canadian singer (Pop Evil), born in Kingston, Canada
  • Rhona Mitra, English actress, born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65
  • Max Vredenburg, Dutch composer and music critic, dies at 72
1976 Highlights

About August 9, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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