On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1976

Historical Events

  • In a blockbuster MLB trade, NY Yankees send May, Martinez, Pagan, MacGregor & Demsey to Baltimore Orioles for Holtzman, Alexander, Grant Jackson, Elrod Henrick & Jim Freeman
  • Rain out! Astrodome cancels game heavy rains make it difficult for visiting team and umpires to get through flooded streets to the stadium

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Lightbody, Northern Irish musician (Snow Patrol - "Chasing Cars"), born in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Dykes, American MLB infielder (MLB All Star 1933-34 Chicago WS; World Series 1929-30 Philadelphia A's) and manager (Chicago WS 1934-46), dies at 79
1976 Highlights

About June 15, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini