On This Day

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 interestEvent of Interest

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

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer

Famous Deaths

  • Gilbert Ryle, British philosopher (b. 1900)
1976 Highlights

About October 6, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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