On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Beijing reports arrest of Mao Zedong's widow

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • Giant's Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey opens with the NY Giants going down 24–14 to the Dallas Cowboys in from of 76,042 fans
  • Greece's 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Burnquist, Brazilian-American skateboarder, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Pat Burrell, American baseball player, born in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  • Shane Doan, Canadian NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Halkirk, Alberta, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Connee Boswell, American jazz singer (Pete Kelly's Blue), dies at 68
  • Silvana Armenulic, Yugoslavian folk singer (b. 1939)