On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1976

Historical Events

  • "Rex" closes at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • "Very Good Eddie" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 307 performances

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Jim Henson's "The Muppet Show" premieres on television with Mia Farrow as the guest star

Muppeteer and Filmmaker Jim Henson
Muppeteer and Filmmaker
Jim Henson

Famous Birthdays

  • Carice van Houten, Dutch actress (Black Book, Game of Thrones), born in Leiderdor
  • Tatiana Gutsu, Ukrainian gymnast (1992 Olympic Champion), born in Odessa, Soviet Union

Famous Deaths

  • A E R Gilligan, cricketer (11 Tests for England 1922-25), dies
1976 Highlights

About September 5, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo