What Happened on October 7, 1976

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

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
Born in 1976

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? 46 years, 7 months and 21 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