On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 1976

Historical Events

  • 10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins

Historic Event

Mao Zedong's widow Jiang Qing and the "Gang of Four" are arrested and charged with plotting a coup

Communist and Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing
Communist and Wife of Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing
Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong

Famous Birthdays

  • Emily Deschanel, American actress (Bones), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (b. 1897)
1976 Highlights

About October 11, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Columbus Day (United States), Thanksgiving (Canada)

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