On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 7 performances
  • The rollercoaster Revolution (roller coaster), the first steel coaster with a vertical flip, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian "H" Watkins, pop singer (Steps)
  • Martha Wainwright, Canadian American musician and songwriter
  • Oleg Tverdovsky, Donetsk Ukr, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Baxter, dies at 67
  • Fred McLeod, Scottish golfer (US Open 1908), dies at 94
  • Ulrike Meinhof, lead Germany Red Army Faction, dies