What Happened on February 11, 1976

Historical Events

  • Clifford Alexander Jr confirmed as 1st African American US Secretary of Army
  • John Curry wins Britain's first Olympic gold medal in figure skating at Innsbruck Winter Games; finishes men's singles ahead of Soviet skater Vladimir Kovalyov and Canadian Toller Cranston

Famous Birthdays

  • AndrĂ© Wickström, Finland-Swedish comedian & actor, born in Sipoo, Finland
  • Brice Beckham, American actor (Wesley-Mr Belvedare), born in Long Beach, California
  • Gretchen Parlato, American jazz singer, and songwriter (The Lost And Found), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Peter Hayes, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Weapon of Choice"), born in New York Mills, Minnesota
  • Tony Battie, American NBA forward (Denver Nuggets), born in Dallas, Texas
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Lippisch, German scientist and pioneer of aerodynamics, dies at 81
  • Alice Allen, actress (Call of the Hills), dies
  • Charles "Charlie" Naughton, Scottish actor (Frozen Limits), dies at 89
  • Frank Arnau [Heinrich Schmitt], German crime fiction writer, dies at 81
  • Lee J. Cobb [Leo Jacoby], American actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), dies from a heart attack at 64

About February 11, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 7 months and 19 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: Forever And Ever - Slik