On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1976

Historical Events

  • 6th Fiesta Bowl: #8 Oklahoma beats Wyoming, 41-7
  • Egyptian SS Patria sinks in Red Sea, about 100 killed
  • Takeo Fukuda becomes Japanese premier

Famous Birthdays

  • Armin van Buuren, Dutch DJ & producer, born in Leiden, Netherlands
  • Scott Vermillion, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Independence, Missouri
  • Tuomas Holopainen, Finnish rock keyboardist and songwriter (Nightwish), born in Kitee, Finland

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Mitchell, cricketer (batted in 6 Tests for Eng 1933-36), dies
  • Frankie Darro [Frank Johnson], American actor (Radio Ranch, Wild Boys of the Road, Valley of Wanted Men), dies of a heart attack at 58
1976 Highlights

About December 25, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Christmas (India), Christmas Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn