On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1976

Historical Events

Music Awards

11th Academy of Country Music Awards: Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn win

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn

PGA Players Championship

PGA Tournament Players Championship, Inverrary CC: Jack Nicklaus wins his second TPC title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up J. C. Snead

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Malkoff, American TV News Reporter
  • Travis Kvapil, American auto racer (NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion 2003), born in Janesville, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • George "Rube" Foster, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1915, 16; no-hitter 1916; Boston Red Sox), dies at 88
  • Jean Martinon, French conductor & composer, dies at 66
1976 Highlights

About March 1, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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