On This Day

What Happened in 976 AD

Historical Events

  • Jul 21 Emperor Otto II gives earl Leopold I, East Bavaria
  • Oct 2 Hisham II appointed kalief of Cordoba

Famous People Born in 976

  • Feb 5 Sanjō, Emperor of Japan (d. 1017)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 10 John I Tzimisces/Tzimiskes, Byzantine Emperor (969-76), dies at 51
  • Oct 1 Al-Hakam II, Moors kalief of Cordoba, dies
  • Oct 8 Jelena of Zadar, Croatian queen
  • Nov 14 T'ai tsu, emperor of China/founder of Sung-dynasty, dies