On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1976

Historical Events

  • Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Santiago, Chile: Paolo Bertolucci & Adriano Panatta give Italy unassailable 3-0 lead; beat Patricio Cornejo & Jaime Fillol of Chile 6-3, 2-6, 9-7, 6-3; ends, 4-1
  • John Lever takes 7-46 in 1st Test Cricket innings, v India Delhi
  • Piper Cherokee crashes into Balt Memorial Stadium upper stands, 10 minutes after Colts lose 40-14 to Steelers. No one seriously hurt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev receives his 5th Order of Lenin

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev

1976 Highlights

About December 19, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius