What Happened on January 11, 1976

Historical Events

Figure Skating History

Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consecutive national figure skating championship

  • Military coup in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lara leaves

Music Premiere

Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 193 performances, wins 2 Tony and 2 Drama Desk Awards

  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka
1976 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Efthimios Rentzias, Greek basketball player, born in Trikala, Greece
Born in 1976

Famous Weddings

Pete Maravich

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

Famous Deaths

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

About January 11, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Write The Songs - Barry Manilow
  • UK #1 Song: Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen