On This Day

What Happened on January 13, 1976

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

American inventor Ray Kurzweil and the National Federation of the Blind unveil the Kurzweil Reading Machine, the first omni-font optical character recognition system

Inventor and Author Ray Kurzweil
Inventor and Author
Ray Kurzweil
  • Future undisputed world middleweight boxing champion Marvin Hagler suffers his first career loss in a controversial 10-round majority decision to Bobby Watts at the Philadelphia Spectrum
  • Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at NYC Metropolitan Opera House as she led orchestra in a performance of "La Traviata"

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Brent, cricketer (Zimbabwe ODI pace bowler 1996)
  • Michael Peña, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Margaret Leighton, British actress (The Go-Between, The Night of the Iguana), dies of multiple sclerosis at 53
1976 Highlights

About January 13, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn