On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1976

Historical Events

  • "Pacific Overtures" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 193 performances
  • Air France A-300B Airbus hijacked from Athens arrives at Entebbe, Uganda; four hijackers, members of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Bader-Meinhof Gang in Germany
  • In South Africa, the National President of the Black People's Convention, Kenneth Hlaku Rachidi, declares that riots in Soweto have lead to a new era of political consciousness
  • Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Estrada, American baseball player, born in Hayward, California
  • Leigh Nash, American pop singer and songwriter (Sixpence None The Richer -"Kiss Me"), born in New Braunfels, Texas
1976 Highlights

About June 27, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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