On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1976

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

Famous Birthdays

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

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
1976 Highlights

About September 24, 1976

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra