On This Day

What Happened on November 19, 1976

Historical Events

Music Single

George Harrison releases single "This Song", an expression of his frustration at being sued for copyright infringement

  • Jaime Ornelas Camacho takes office as the first President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal
  • Patty Hearst is freed on $15 million bail

Famous Birthdays

  • Benny Vansteelant, Belgian duathlete, born in Torhout, Belgium (d. 2007)

Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey, American computer programmer, co-founder of Twitter, born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • Jun Shibata, Japanese singer and songwriter, born in Setagaya, Japan
  • Petr Sykora, Czech NHL forward (Team Czech Rep, NJ Devils), born in Pizen, Czechoslovakia
  • Stylianos Venetidis, Greek soccer player, born in Orestiada, Greece

Famous Deaths

  • Basil Spence, Scottish architect (Coventry Cathedral), dies at 69
1976 Highlights

About November 19, 1976

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 45 years and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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