On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1976

Historical Events

  • "Candide" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 740 performances
  • "Home Sweet Homer" opens & closes at Palace Theater NYC

AFC Championship

AFC Championship, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Oakland Raiders, 16-10

  • Australian Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Mark Edmondson upsets John Newcombe 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, 6-1 for his first and only Grand Slam title
  • NFC Championship, LA Memorial Coliseum: Dallas Cowboys beat Los Angeles Rams, 37-7
  • The Ulster Volunteer Force shoot dead 6 Catholic civilians in 2 coordinated attacks in County Armagh, North Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • BenoĆ®t Joachim, Luxembourg cyclist, born in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • Ted Lilly, American baseball player, born in Torrance, California

Famous Deaths

  • Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84
1976 Highlights

About January 4, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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