On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1976

Historical Events

  • New Zealand government establishes the country’s first centralised electronic database through the Wanganui Computer Act, raising questions about the state’s ability to gather information on its citizens

Famous Birthdays

  • Aki Riihilahti, Finnish footballer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Chace Ambrose, American actor and writer, born in Macon, Georgia
  • Emma de Caunes, French film actress, born in Paris, France
  • Juan A. Baptista, Venezuelan actor, born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Kristoffer Rygg, Norwegian heavy metal vocalist and musician (Ulver; Arcturus), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Mattias Ohlund, Swedish ice hockey player (Vancouver Canucks, Team Sweden 1998), born in Piteå, Sweden

Famous Deaths

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong, Chinese revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), dies of a heart attack at 82

Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
1976 Highlights

About September 9, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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