On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1976

Historical Events

  • Australian Open Women's Tennis: Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Renata Tomanova of Czechoslovakia 6-2, 6-2 for her 3rd straight home singles title
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Alisen Down, Canadian actress
  • Angelos Basinas, Greek soccer defensive midfielder (100 caps; European C'ship 2004), born in Chalkida, Greece
  • Dinara Drukarova, Russian actress
  • Nicholas Gonzalez, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Mateusz Glinski, Polish conductor, musicologist, and composer, dies at 83
  • Michael V. Love, American test pilot (X-24), dies in F-4 crash at 37
1976 Highlights

About January 3, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn