On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1976

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

  • Jana Kandarr, tennis star
  • Jonas Bjerre, Danish rock singer and guitarist (Mew), born in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Poul H├╝bertz, Danish footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Orlando Letelier, Chilean economist and politician, dies at 44
1976 Highlights

About September 21, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo