What Happened on September 24, 1976

Historical Events

  • "Oh! Calcutta!" revival opens at Edison Theater, NYC; runs for 5,959 performances, Broadway’s longest-running musical revue

Event of Interest

American newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery; released after 22 months by US President Jimmy Carter and pardoned by US President Bill Clinton in 2001

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player and politician, born in Luanda, Angola
  • Stephanie McMahon-Levesque, American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Hartford, Connecticut
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Bruno VeSota, American character actor and director (They Stand Accused, Chopper, Teenage Doll, Wild Rovers), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Romney Brent, Mexican-American actor and writer (Dinner at the Ritz), dies at 74

About September 24, 1976

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • UK #1 Song: Dancing Queen - Abba