On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1976

Historical Events

  • Dorothy Kathleen Benham (Minn), 20, crowned 49th Miss America 1977
  • Minnie Minoso bats for White Sox after a 12-year hiatus (hitless)

US Open Women's Tennis

US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Chris Evert retains her title; dominates Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 6-3, 6-0


Famous Birthdays

  • Elephant Man [Oneal Bryan], Jamaican musician ("Let's Get Physical"), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Flora Redoumi, Greek hurdler, born in Athens, Greece
  • Tomáš Enge, Czech racing driver, born in Liberec, Czech Republic

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Kunc, Czech composer (Czech State Anthem), dies at 93
1976 Highlights

About September 11, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 9 months and 16 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