What Happened on June 9, 1976

Famous Birthdays

  • Olly Knights, British folk-rock singer-songwriter (Turin Brakes -"Pain Killer (Summer Rain)"), born in Clapham, England

Famous Deaths

  • Gerd Gaiser, German writer (Ship in the Mountain), dies at 67
  • James A. Farley, American politician (ran Franklin Roosevelt's presidential campaign, US Postmaster General 1932-38), dies at 88
  • Paul Rodenko, Dutch poet and writer (Never Marry a Witch), dies at 55
  • Sybil Thorndike, English actress (Melba, Major Barbara), dies at 93
1976 Highlights

About June 9, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 3 months and 17 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