On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1976

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba, replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

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? 43 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius