On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1976

Historical Events

  • 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China

Famous Birthdays

  • (Gareth) "Gaz" Coombes, British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter (Supergrass - "Alright"), born in Oxford, England
  • Freddie Prinze Jr, actor (I Know What You Did Last Summer)
  • Hines Ward, American football player
  • Juan Encarnacion, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Alfons Rebane, Estonian military commander (b. 1908)
1976 Highlights

About March 8, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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