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)
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Figure Skater Dorothy Hamill
Figure Skater
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? 44 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces