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

Music History

Sonny & Cher resume TV variety show, despite real-life divorce; now titled "The Sonny & Cher Show"

1976 History

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
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Edgar Pangborn, American sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
  • George Whipple, American scientist & Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 97

Werner HeisenbergWerner Heisenberg (1901-1976)

German physicist who discovered the uncertainty principle (Nobel 1932), dies of kidney cancer at 74

  • William Lawther, English union leader (National Union of Mine Workers 1939-54), dies at 86

About February 1, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
  • UK #1 Song: Mamma Mia - Abba