On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1976

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Leonid Brezhnev opens 25th congress of CPSU

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev

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? 44 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces