On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1976

Historical Events

Historic Event

Beijing reports arrest of Mao Zedong's widow

  • 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)
1976 Highlights

About October 10, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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