On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1976

Historical Events

  • 23rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Virginia beats North Carolina, 67-62
  • European Men's Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg, Sweden won by John Curry (Great Britain)
  • Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Gothenburg won by Rodnina & Zaitsev (Soviet Union)

Sports History

In his 10th title defence, WBA light welterweight champion Antonio Cervantes of Colombia is beaten by 17 year old Puerto Rican boxer Wilfred Benítez in a 15-round split decision in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Benitez youngest ever world champion

  • Wales clinch their 7th Five Nations Rugby Championship title, 7th Grand Slam and 13th Triple Crown with a 19-13 win over France at the National Stadium, Cardiff

Sports History

Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by American Dorothy Hamill

Famous Birthdays

  • Ken Anderson, American professional wrestler

Famous Deaths

  • Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer, actor (world light heavyweight champion 1932-34), dies of Paget's disease of bone at 68
1976 Highlights

About March 6, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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