On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1976

Historical Events

  • Asylum Records releases The Eagles fifth studio album "Hotel California"; it spawns two #1 singles and sells over 30 million copies

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

UN General Assembly re-elects Kurt Waldheim Secretary-General

4th Secretary-General of the United Nations Kurt Waldheim
4th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Kurt Waldheim
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Dominic Monaghan, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Lost), born in Berlin, West Germany
  • Naimee Coleman, Irish singer and songwriter, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Reed Johnson, American baseball player, born in Riverside, California
1976 Highlights

About December 8, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius