On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1976

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hua Guo-feng succeeds Mao Zedong as chairman of Communist Party

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 0

Famous Birthdays

  • Sarah Lane, American television personality and ballet dancer, born in San Francisco, California

Famous Deaths

  • Jose Rozo Contreras, Colombian composer, dies at 82
1976 Highlights

About October 12, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra