On This Day

What Happened on February 13, 1976

Historical Events


OlympicsOlympic Gold

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

Figure Skater Dorothy Hamill
Figure Skater
Dorothy Hamill
  • Major-General Olusegun Obasanjo becomes military ruler of Nigeria
  • Peter Casserly of NZ hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 hours

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Padden, Canadian musician (Annihilator), born in Canada
  • Feist [Leslie Feist], Canadian singer & songwriter, born in Amherst, Canada
  • Martin Sastre, Uruguayan artist, born in Montevideo, Uruguay

Famous Deaths

  • Lily Pons, French opera singer (Met Opera) and actress (That Girl From Paris), dies at 71
  • Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian military ruler, is assassinated at 37
1976 Highlights

About February 13, 1976

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius