What Happened on February 24, 1976

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

Leonid Brezhnev opens 25th congress of CPSU

1976 History

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
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Wilfred Orr, English pianist and composer (settings of A.E. Housman poems), dies at 82
  • H. Allen Smith, American humorist and author (Low Man on Totem Pole), dies at 69
  • Julian Rivero, American actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express), dies at 85

About February 24, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Theme From S.W.A.T. - Rhythm Heritage
  • UK #1 Song: December '63 (Oh What A Night) - Four Seasons