On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1976

Historical Events

  • ABC-TV broadcasts premiere of 1965's hit "The Sound of Music"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

American driver Richard Petty wins the only Winston Cup race run on Leap Day, taking the Carolina 500 at Rockingham by 2 laps over Darrell Waltrip

Auto Racer Richard Petty
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Richard Petty

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJa Rule

Ja Rule, American rapper (Between Me and You, Always on Time) and actor, born in NYC, New York

Rapper Ja Rule
Ja Rule
  • Katalin Kovács, Hungarian canoeist (Olympic gold K-2 500m 2004, 2008; K-4 500m 2012; 30 x gold ICF Canoe Sprint World C'ships), born in Budapest, Hungary
1976 Highlights

About February 29, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces