On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1976

Historical Events

  • "Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 193 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consecutive national figure skating championship

Figure Skater Dorothy Hamill
Figure Skater
Dorothy Hamill
  • Military coup in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lara leaves
  • Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures" premieres in NYC
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka

Famous Birthdays

  • Efthimios Rentzias, Greek basketball player, born in Trikala, Greece

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

NBA player Pete Maravich (27) weds college sweetheart Jackie Elliser in Metairie, Louisiana

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich

Famous Deaths

  • Mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies
1976 Highlights

About January 11, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn