What Happened on January 8, 1976

Historical Events

  • Franklin Mint strikes 1st gold coins for Netherlands Antilles

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Pavano, American baseball player, born in New Britain, Connecticut
  • Jenny Lewis, American actress (Becky-Life With Lucy), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Herman van der Horst, Dutch cinematographer (Faja Lobbi), dies at 75
  • Robert Forgan, British fascist (b. 1891)

Zhou Enlai (1898-1976)

Premier of the People's Republic of China, dies of bladder cancer at 77

1976 Highlights

About January 8, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Convoy - C.W. McCall
  • UK #1 Song: Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen