What Happened on December 26, 1976

Historical Events

AFC Championship

AFC Championship, Oakland Coliseum: Oakland Raiders beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-7

  • NFC Championship, Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington: Minnesota Vikings beat Los Angeles Rams, 24-13
  • Richard Adler and Will Holt's musical "Music Is", based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest", starring Christopher Hewitt, and directed by George Abbott, closes at St James Theater, NYC after 8 performances
  • The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) is founded.
1976 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Lea De Mae, Czech actress, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 2004)
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Philip Hart, American lawyer and politician (U.S. Senator (D) from Michigan, 1959-76), dies from cancer at 64

About December 26, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

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