On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 23rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Virginia beats North Carolina, 67-62
  • 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
  • Men's Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by John Curry (Great Britain)
  • 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
  • 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