On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 1976

Historical Events

  • 10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese 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? 44 years and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra