On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1976

Historical Events

  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Pintauro, American actor (Jonathan-Who's the Boss), born in Milltown, New Jersey
  • Richard Zednik, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Wash), born in Bansk√° Bystrica, Czechoslovakia

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Rice Leventhal, American publisher (Little Golden Books), dies at 68
1976 Highlights

About January 6, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 45 years and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn