What Happened on October 11, 1976

Historical Events

  • 10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins

Event of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Emily Deschanel, American actress (Bones), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (b. 1897)

About October 11, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 7 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Disco Duck (Part I) - Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots
  • UK #1 Song: Mississippi - Pussycat