On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1976

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

Muhammad Ali's bout against Belgian boxer Jean Pierre Coopman in San Juan, Puerto Rico is often regarded as a glorified sparring session; Ali wins by 5th round KO

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbands.

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Graham, British drummer (The Darkness, 2000-14), born in Great Yarmouth, England
  • Fulvia di Domenico, Italian jazz and world music singer-songwriter, born in Rome, Italy
  • Gail Kim, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Rohan Gavaskar, Indian cricket batsman (11 ODIs; son of Sunil Gavaskar), born in Kanpur, India

Famous Deaths

  • Kathryn Kuhlman, religious leader/faith healer, dies
  • RenĂ© Cassin, French jurist and judge (Nobel Peace Prize 1968), dies at 88
1976 Highlights

About February 20, 1976

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces