On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1976

Historical Events

  • "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players hits #1

Music awardsMusic Awards

3rd American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win

Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John
Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • Lance Gibbs becomes highest Test wicket-taker at 308

Famous Birthdays

  • Buddy Rice, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 2004, 24 Hours of Daytona 2009), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Traianos Dellas, Greek football player, born in Thessaloniki, Greece

Famous Deaths

  • Ernesto Miranda, American litigant, conviction on kidnapping, rape, and armed robbery charges, stabbed to death at 34
1976 Highlights

About January 31, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius