On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1976

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing 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, English drummer (The Darkness)
  • Gail Kim, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Rohan Gavaskar, Left-handed batsman, India ODI 2004 (son of Sunil Gavaskar)

Famous Deaths

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