On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1976

Historical Events

  • Cuba adopts its constitution
  • Jules Feiffer's "Knock Knock" premieres in NYC

Historic Event

Leonid Brezhnev opens 25th congress of CPSU

Famous Birthdays

  • Bradley McGee, Australian cyclist
  • Crista Flanagan, American television comedian
  • Eric Griffin, American rock guitarist
  • Matt Skiba, American musician (Alkaline Trio, Heavens)
  • Zach Johnson, American golfer (Masters 2007, British Open 2015), born in Iowa City, Iowa

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Wilfred Orr, English pianist and composer (settings of A.E. Housman poems), dies at 82
  • H Allen Smith, TV host (Armchair Detective), dies at 69
  • Julian Rivero, American actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express), dies at 85
1976 Highlights

About February 24, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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