On This Day

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

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Elizabeth Taylor (44) marries for the 7th time to politician John Warner (49)

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 overdose and other substances at 25
  • W. F. McCoy, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)

Person of interestBenjamin Britten

[Edward] Benjamin Britten, 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? 44 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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