What Happened on October 6, 1976

Historical Events

  • "Gang of Four" arrested in Beijing
  • Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, explode onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados, killing all 73 people on board
  • John Hathaway completes 50,600 mile bicycle tour of every continent

Event of Interest

US President Gerald Ford says there is "no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe"

1976 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Gilbert Ryle, British philosopher (b. 1900)

About October 6, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: A Fifth Of Beethoven - Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band
  • UK #1 Song: Dancing Queen - Abba