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

Television Premiere

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

1976 History

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
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Gilligan, English cricketer (11 Tests for England 1922-25 and Captain), dies at 81

About September 5, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty - KC And The Sunshine Band
  • UK #1 Song: Dancing Queen - Abba