On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1976

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hua Guofeng succeeds Mao as Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

Paramount Leader of China Hua Guofeng
Paramount Leader of China
Hua Guofeng

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Woodson, American College Football Hall of Fame cornerback (Heisman Trophy 1997, U of Michigan; 9 x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 2010, Green Bay Packers), born in Fremont, Ohio
  • Gilberto Silva, Brazilian soccer defender (93 caps; Arsenal, Panathinaikos), born in Lagoa da Prata, Minas Gerais
  • Marc Coma, Spanish motorcycle racer, born in AviĆ , Spain
  • Santiago Solari, Argentinian footballer, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Taylor Hicks, American pop and blue-eyed soul singer-songwriter (American Idol, 2006), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolai Lopatnikoff, Estonian-American composer (Variazioni Concertanti), dies at 73
1976 Highlights

About October 7, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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