On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1976

Historical Events

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

Sports 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

Famous Birthdays

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

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
1976 Highlights

About January 11, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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