What Happened on February 2, 1976

Historical Events

  • "Rich Little Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • "The Honeymooners Second Honeymoon" airs on TV
  • Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom & umpire Cal Hubbard elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

  • James Hickman, British swimmer (5 x World C'ship [SC] gold 200m butterfly), born in Stockport, England
  • Lori Beth Denberg, American actress
  • Steven Dewick, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Famous Weddings

Gloria Swanson

Actress Gloria Swanson (76) weds writer William Dufty (60)

Famous Deaths

  • Erling Kjellsby, Norwegian organist, educator and composer, dies at 75
  • Harry Elliott, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests, 11 dismissals; Derbyshire CCC), dies at 84
  • Johan Kaart, Dutch actor (My Fair Lady), dies at 78
  • Maurice Jacobson, British concert pianist, composer, and music publisher, dies at 80
1976 Highlights

About February 2, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 11 months and 24 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