On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday

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 football player, 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 musician, born in Birmingham, Alabama

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolai Lopatnikoff, composer, dies at 73