On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1976

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Taxi Driver" directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster, is released (Palme d'Or 1976)

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actor Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
Actress Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
  • Largest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Wash-21,130)

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Piatt, American baseball player
  • Holly Manthei, soccer midfielder/forward (Olympics 1996), born in Edina, Minnesota
  • Jim Parque, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Norwalk, California
  • Khaled Mashud, Bangladeshi cricketer
1976 Highlights

About February 8, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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