On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Forgan, British fascist (b. 1891)

Zhou Enlai

Zhou Enlai, 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? 46 years and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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