On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday

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 musician (Ulver, ex-Borknagar), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Mattias Ohlund, Swedish ice hockey player (Vancouver Canucks, Team Sweden 1998), born in Piteå, Sweden

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMao Zedong

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

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong