What Happened on February 13, 1976

Historical Events

Olympic Gold

American Dorothy Hamill wins the free skate to clinch the women's figure-skating gold medal at the Innsbruck Winter Olympics

  • Major-General Olusegun Obasanjo becomes military ruler of Nigeria
  • Peter Casserly of NZ hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 hours
1976 History

Famous Birthdays

  • (Leslie) Feist, Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter and guitarist, born n Amherst, Nova Scotia
  • Dave Padden, Canadian musician (Annihilator), born in Canada
  • Martin Sastre, Uruguayan artist, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Alice "Lily" Pons, French-American coloratura soprano opera singer (Metropolitan Opera, 1931-60) and actress (That Girl From Paris), dies of pancreatic cancer at 77
  • Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian military ruler, is assassinated at 37

About February 13, 1976

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 3 months and 17 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