On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1976

Historical Events

#1 in the Charts

"I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1

  • Blondie release their debut single "X Offender" written by Debbie Harry and Gary Valentine
  • Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency

Famous Birthdays

  • Aga Zaryan [Agnieszka Skrzypek], Polish jazz singer (A Book of Luminous Things), born in Warsaw, Poland

Famous Deaths

  • Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in a car crash [or 1/18]
1976 Highlights

About January 17, 1976

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

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