What Happened on January 4, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Candide" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 740 performances
  • "Home Sweet Homer" opens & closes at Palace Theater NYC
  • 64th Men's Australian Open: Mark Edmondson beats John Newcombe (6-7, 6-3, 7-6, 6-1)
  • 64th Women's Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Renata Tomanova (6-2, 6-2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Oakland Raiders 16-10

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Los Angeles Rams 37-7
  • The Ulster Volunteer Force shoot dead 6 Catholic civilians in 2 co-ordinated attacks in County Armagh, North Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • BenoĆ®t Joachim, Luxembourg cyclist
  • Ted Lilly, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84