What Happened on September 10, 1976

Historical Events

  • 2 airliners collide over Yugoslavia, kills all 176 aboard
  • 5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Henderson, New Zealand track cyclist (World C'ship gold scratch race 2004), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Dalton Trumbo, American writer and film director (Johnny Got His Gun), dies at 70
  • Dorothy Devore, American silent film actress (Newscast, Senor Daredevil), dies at 77
  • George Baxter, French actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), dies at 71
  • John Heaton, American sledder (Olympic silver skeleton 1928, 48, bronze bobsled 1932; American team's flag bearer 1948), dies at 68
  • Mordecai Johnson, 1st African American president of Howard U, dies at 86

About September 10, 1976

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty - KC And The Sunshine Band
  • UK #1 Song: Dancing Queen - Abba