On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1976

Historical Events

  • "Rockabye Hamlet" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Macau adopts constitution (Organic Law of Macau)
  • NZ scores their 1st innings win in Test Cricket, v India

Sports History

Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 New Zealand v India, his 1st match-winning spell

Famous Birthdays

  • Kelly Carlson, American actress
  • Scott Williamson, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Servais, Belgian actor (Le Plaisir, Every Man is My Enemy), dies from heart failure at 65
1976 Highlights

About February 17, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 4 months and 9 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: December '63 (Oh What A Night) - Four Seasons