On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1976

Historical Events

  • "MacNeil-Lehrer Report" premieres on PBS
  • Cambodia is renamed "Democratic Kampuchea"
  • Greg Chappell scores 182* for Australia at SCG against West Indies
  • In retaliation for the Reavey and O'Dowd killings, the South Armagh Republican Action Force shoot dead 10 Protestant civilians after stopping their minibus in County Armagh

Famous Birthdays

  • Diego Tristán, Spanish footballer, born in La Algaba, Spain
  • Ivan Tomić, Serbian football manager, born in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Matt Wachter, American bassist (30 Seconds to Mars), born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84
  • Georges Migot, French composer, and poet (Les Agrestide; L'Arche), dies at 84
  • John A. Costello, 3rd Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, dies at 84
  • Malcom "Mal" Evans, British Beatles roadie and assistant, dies in a confrontation at his home with Los Angeles police at 40
1976 Highlights

About January 5, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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