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
  • Greece's 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33
  • NJ Meadowlands' Giant's Stadium opens

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