What Happened on December 4, 1976

Famous Birthdays

  • Amie Comeaux, American country music singer, born in Brusly, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • Betty Lennox, American basketball guard (WNBA champion, WNBA Finals MVP 2004, Seattle Storm), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Kristina Groves, Canadian speed skater (Olympic silver 1,500m, team pursuit 2006, silver 1500m bronze 3000m 2010), born in Ottawa, Ontario
Born in 1976

Famous Weddings

Elizabeth Taylor

English-American actress Elizabeth Taylor (44) marries for the 7th time to American politician John Warner (49); divorce in 1982

Famous Deaths

  • Ace Gutowsky, Russian/American football fullback (Portsmouth Spartans, Brooklyn Dodgers; NFL C'ship 1935, Detroit Lions), dies of cancer at 67
  • Tommy Bolin, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Deep Purple), dies of heroin and other substances overdose at 25
  • W. F. McCoy, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)

Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten (1913-1976)

English composer (The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; Peter Grimes), dies of heart failure at 63

1976 Highlights

About December 4, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart
  • UK #1 Song: Under The Moon Of Love - Showaddywaddy