What Happened on January 31, 1976

Historical Events

  • "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players hits #1
  • In his final Test, West Indian cricket spin bowler Lance Gibbs dismisses Australian opener Ian Redpath for 101 in 6th Test in Melbourne; becomes highest Test wicket-taker at 308
1976 History

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
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Buster Brown, American blues singer and harmonica player (Fannie Mae), dies at 64
  • Ernesto Miranda, American litigant, conviction on kidnapping, rape, and armed robbery charges, stabbed to death at 34
  • Evert Axel Taube, Swedish ballad singer and composer, dies at 85

About January 31, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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