What Happened on December 28, 1976

Historical Events

  • "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 167 performances
  • Ballon d'Or: Bayern Munich defender Franz Beckenbauer wins title of Europe's best football player for a 2nd time; beats Anderlecht winger Rob Rensenbrink and Dukla Prague goalkeeper Ivo Viktor
  • Genie Francis joins "General Hospital" as Laura Vining
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1976 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Manganiello, American actor (Spider-Man, Magic Mike XXL, True Blood), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Freddie King, American blues singer (Hideaway), dies at 42
  • Katharine Byron, U.S. Congresswoman, dies at 73

About December 28, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 5 months and 10 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