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
1976 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Armin van Buuren, Dutch DJ & producer, born in Leiden, Netherlands
  • Tuomas Holopainen, Finnish rock keyboardist and songwriter (Nightwish), born in Kitee, Finland
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Mitchell, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, 2 x 50; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 74
  • Frankie Darro [Frank Johnson], American actor (Radio Ranch, Wild Boys of the Road, Valley of Wanted Men), dies of a heart attack at 58

About December 25, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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

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