On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1976

Historical Events

  • MLB expansion draft: Seattle Mariners & Toronto Blue Jays pick 30 unprotected AL players; Ruppert Jones OF (Seattle) & Bob Bailor OF (Toronto) are first picks

Famous Birthdays

  • J. J. Yeley, American race car driver, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechen President, born in Tsentaroy, Russia
  • Song Seung-hun, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Nichols, American actress (Dear Heart, Disorderly Orderly), dies of complications from organ damage at 47
  • Lars Onsager, Norwegian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
1976 Highlights

About October 5, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra