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


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