On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1976

Historical Events

  • Jamaica premier Manley wins elections
  • Oil tanker Argo Merchant runs aground on the Nantucket Shoals, spilling 7.6 m million gallons of fuel oil - one of the largest oil spills at sea
  • Samoa becomes a member of the UN

Famous Birthdays

  • Baichung Bhutia, Indian soccer striker (80 caps; SC East Bengal, AC Mohun Bagan), born in Tinkitam, India
  • Elix Skipper, American professional wrestler, born in Roosevelt, New York
1976 Highlights

About December 15, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart
  • UK #1 Song: Under The Moon Of Love - Showaddywaddy