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

  • 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
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

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

About February 20, 1976

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
  • UK #1 Song: December '63 (Oh What A Night) - Four Seasons