What Happened on June 5, 1976

Historical Events

  • "Bigfoot" by Bro Smith hits #57

Belmont Stakes

108th Belmont: Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr., riding Bold Forbes wins his only Belmont classic

  • After a suspected republican bombing kills 2 Protestant civilians in a pub, the Ulster Volunteer Force kill 5 civilians in a gun and bomb attack at the Chlorane Bar, North Ireland
  • Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage (14 die)
1976 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ross Noble, British comedian (Have I Got News for You), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)
  • Walter Field, entertainer, dies at 101

About June 5, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Hangover - Diana Ross
  • UK #1 Song: No Charge - J.J. Barrie