On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Winnie Mandela banished in South Africa

Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician Winnie Mandela
Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician
Winnie Mandela

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Freddie King, American blues singer (Hideaway), dies at 42
  • Katharine Byron, U.S. Congresswoman, dies at 73
1976 Highlights

About December 28, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn