On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 193 performances
  • Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consecutive national figure skating championship
  • 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