On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • Wings performs in Zagreb Yugoslavia

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Olivo, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • Jana Kandarr, tennis star
  • Jonas Bjerre, Danish singer and guitarist (Mew)
  • Poul H├╝bertz, Danish footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Orlando Letelier, Chilean economist and politician, dies at 44