What Happened on January 27, 1976

Historical Events

Laverne & Shirley

"Laverne & Shirley" TV spinoff from "Happy Days" starring Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams premieres on ABC TV

  • 9th ABA All-Star Game: Denver 144 beats ABA 138 at Denver
  • Morocco-Algeria battles in West Sahara
  • Revival of Sidney Howard's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1924 stage drama "They Knew What They Wanted", opens at the Playhouse Theatre, NYC; runs for 23 performances

Sports History

Viv Richards scores his 1st Test century against Australia

1976 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ahn Jung-Hwan, Korean football player
  • Clint Ford, American voice actor
  • Haimish Karrasch, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jeremy Hansen, Canadian astronaut (Artemis II), born in London, Ontario [1]
  • Rhett Warrener, Shaunavon, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • Ruby Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
Born in 1976

About January 27, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Rollercoaster - Ohio Players
  • UK #1 Song: Mamma Mia - Abba