On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1976

Historical Events

  • Andrew Young named Ambassador & Chief US Delegate to UN

Sports History

Charlie Finley's $10 million damage suit against Bowie Kuhn begins

  • Government halts swine flu vaccination program following reports of paralysis
  • Liberian tanker stranded at Nantucket, 180,000 barrels oil in sea

Famous Birthdays

Ashens

Stuart Ashen, English YouTube personality (Ashens, Ashens and the Quest for the GameChild), born in Norwich

Famous Deaths

  • George, a goose that lived to 49 years 8 months, dies
  • RĂ©al Caouette, French Canadian politician (Social Credit Party of Canada), dies at 59
1976 Highlights

About December 16, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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