What Happened on June 16, 1976

Historical Events

  • Soweto Uprising: Over 10,000 students in Soweto, South Africa, march against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in Black secondary schools; clashes with police kills dozens

Famous Deaths

  • Francis E. Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed at 59
  • Victor Lord, American fictional character on TV soap opera "One Life to Live", dies at 59
1976 Highlights

About June 16, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Silly Love Songs - Wings
  • UK #1 Song: Combine Harvester (Brand New Key) - Wurzels