What Happened on August 7, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Colgate-European Golf Open
  • Scientists in Pasadena, California, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars
  • US Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer
  • Shane Lechler, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86
  • Murvyn Vye, actor (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 63