What Happened on December 28, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 167 performances
  • Genie Francis joins "General Hospital" as Laura Vining
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Winnie Mandela banished in South Africa

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Freddie King, rocker, dies at 42
  • Katharine Byron, U.S. Congresswoman, dies at 73