What Happened on December 2, 1976

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Communist revolutionary Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba, replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado

Famous Deaths

  • Danny Murtaugh, American baseball infielder and manager (World Series 1960, 71; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies from a stroke at 59
  • William Tannen, American actor (Jailhouse Rock, Sitting Bull), dies at 65
1976 Highlights

About December 2, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 3 months and 30 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