On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1976

Historical Events

  • "Rich Man, Poor Man" mini-series premieres on ABC TV
  • 62nd Rose Bowl: #11 UCLA beats #1 Ohio State, 23-10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Mäkinen, Finnish soccer central midfielder (118 caps; AIK, Stockholm), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Mat Rogers, Australian rugby league winger (11 Tests, Cronulla Sharks) and rugby union utility back (45 caps; NSW Waratahs), born in Sydney, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Edgar Pangborn, American author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
  • George Whipple, American scientist & Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 97
  • Werner Heisenberg, German physicist who discovered the uncertainty principle (Nobel 1932), dies at 74
1976 Highlights

About February 1, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius