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

  • Aaron Miles, American baseball player
  • Baichung Bhutia, Indian footballer
  • Elix Skipper, American professional wrestler
1976 Highlights

About December 15, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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