On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1976

Historical Events

  • Ian Redpath hits his only 2 sixes in Cricket Tests, v WI Adelaide

Album Release

RCA releases "Station to Station", David Bowie's 10th studio album, recorded in Los Angeles; it peaks in the U.S. charts at No.3, and No. 5 in the U.K.

  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army truce of February 1975 is officially brought to an end
  • The results to U.S. advice columnist Ann Landers' question (if they could do it all over, would parents still become parents) state that 70% of 10,000 responding parents were negative about being parents
  • Wash Caps end 25 game winless streak (0-22-3) beat NY Rangers 7-5

Famous Birthdays

  • Angelica Lee, Taiwanese actress & singer, born in Alor Setar, Malaysia
  • Byron Hanspard, American NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nigel McGuinness, English pro wrestler and broadcaster (ROH World Champion 2003-06; NXT UK), born in London, England
  • Phil Boudreault, Canadian boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada

Famous Weddings

Sidney Poitier

Actor Sidney Poitier (48) weds actress Joanna Shimkus

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 44
  • Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (The Fortress; Passport to Pimlico), dies at 62
  • Paul Robeson, American singer (Old Man River), actor and civil rights activist, dies in Philadelphia at 77
1976 Highlights

About January 23, 1976

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

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