On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1976

Historical Events

Coup d'état

Argentine President Isabel Martínez de Perón is deposed in a military coup headed by Jorge Rafael Videla

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Brooks, American NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Aliou Cissé, Senegalese footballer and national coach, born in Ziguinchor, Senegal
  • Danielle Garrett, American soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 2006, 15; 5 x NFL MVP; 14 x Pro Bowl; Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana


Famous Deaths

Bernard Montgomery

Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British WWII Field Marshal (African campaign, D-Day) and WWI officer, dies at 88

  • Nelson Case, American TV host (Trash or Treasure), dies at 66
1976 Highlights

About March 24, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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