On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1976

Historical Events

  • NASA launches space vehicle S-197
  • The Meadowlands Race Track opens in East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • Wayne L Hays, (Rep-D-Oh), resigns (scandal with Elizabeth Ray)

Famous Birthdays

  • Clare Connor, England cricket all-rounder (16 Tests; hat-trick v India 1999) and administrator (Managing Director Women's Cricket for England and Wales Cricket Board), born in Brighton, England
  • Érik Morales, Mexican boxer (WBC super bantamweight title 1997-2000, WBC featherweight 2001-03, unified WBC/IBF super featherweight 2004, WBC super lightweight 2011-12), born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Marcos Ambrose, Australian auto racer (Australian V8 Supercar Series' C'ship 2003, 04; first Australian driver to win in NASCAR Cup Series [2 wins, 46 top-10s, 3 poles), born in Launceston, Australia
  • Sebastián Rozental, Chilean soccer forward (27 caps; Universidad Católica, Rangers, Grasshopper Club Zürich, Unión Española), born in Santiago, Chile
1976 Highlights

About September 1, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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