On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1976

Historical Events

  • 101st Preakness: John Lively aboard Elocutionist wins in 1:55
  • Fonz Song by Heyettes hits #91
  • Kentucky Moonrunner by Cledus Maggard hits #85
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army kill 3 Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers in County Fermanagh and 1 in County Down
  • The Ulster Volunteer Force launch gun and bomb attacks on 2 pubs in County Armagh, killing 4 Catholic civilians and wounding many more; a British Army soldier is later convicted for taking part in the attacks

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacek Krzyn√≥wek, Polish footballer
  • Ryan Leaf, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel Eliot Morison, American historian (Admiral of the Ocean Sea), dies at 88
1976 Highlights

About May 15, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus