What Happened on December 20, 1976

Historical Events

  • Richard Adler and Will Holt's musical "Music Is", based on William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 8 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Powell, Welsh computer programmer and game designer (Neopets), born in Newport, Wales
  • Aubrey Huff, American baseball player, born in Marion, Ohio
  • Jang Hyuk, Korean actor, born in Busan, South Korea
  • Ramon Stoppelenburg, Dutch traveler and author, born in Leiden, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Richard J Daley, American politician (38th Mayor-Chicago-D:1955-76), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Walter Fitzgerald, actor (Adv of Sadie, Fallen Idol), dies at 80
1976 Highlights

About December 20, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 1 month and 17 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: When A Child Is Born (Soleado) - Johnny Mathis