What Happened on August 1, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 21st Olympic games close at Montreal Canada
  • Flash flood in Big Thompson Canyon Colo on Route 34, kills 139
  • Seattle Seahawks play 1st (preseason) game (SF 27, Seattle 20)

Famous Birthdays

  • David Nemirovsky, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Eryn Bulmer, diver (Olympics-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer
  • Kevin Joseph, American baseball player
  • Nwankwo Kanu, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Søren Jochumsen, Danish footballer

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 6th divorce from actor Richard Burton (their 2nd divorce together)