On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1976

Historical Events

  • Angola admitted to the UN
  • Bangladesh General Ziaur Rahman declares himself president

Music ConcertSex Pistols' Break Up

Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as "rotten punks"

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Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
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Famous Birthdays

  • Brently Heilbron, American satirist
  • Konerak Sinthasomphone, Jeffrey Dahmer's victim, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (d. 1998)
  • Tomasz Adamek, Polish boxer (WBC light heavyweight title 2005-07; IBF, Ring magazine and lineal cruiserweight title 2008-09), born in ┼╗ywiec, Poland

Famous Deaths

  • George Earnshaw, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1929-30; Philadelphia Athletics), dies at 76
1976 Highlights

About December 1, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius