Historical Events in July 1976

  • 1st Kenneth Gibson, is 1st black president of US Conference of Mayors
  • 1st Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.

Sport awardTennis Open

2nd 83rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong (63 46 86)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 2nd Formal reunification of North & South Vietnam
  • 2nd Supreme Court rules death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual
  • 2nd Ramble Inn attack: the Ulster Volunteer Force killed 6 civilians (5 Protestants, 1 Catholic) in a gun attack at a pub near Antrim; the pub was targeted because it was owned by Catholics

Sport awardTennis Open

3rd 90th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Ilie Năstase (64 62 97)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • 3rd Adolfo Suarez becomes premier of Spain
  • 3rd Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys after 12 years apart
  • 3rd Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers
  • 4th Opening ceremony of the Dai Bosatsu monastery Catskill Mt NY
  • 4th Operation Entebbe - Israel rescues 229 Air France hostage passengers In Uganda (3 hostages die along with Ugandan soldiers and Israeli soldier)
  • 4th Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Bloomington Golf Classic Bicentennial
  • 6th Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station
  • 7th Lt General Vernon A Walters, USA, ends term as deputy director of CIA; succeeded by E Henry Knoche
  • 8th Randy Jones wins NL record 16 games before All Star break
  • 9th England all out for 71 v WI at Old Trafford, Holding 14 5-7-17-5
  • 9th Houston Astro Larry Dierker no-hits Montreal Expos, 6-0
  • 9th Uganda asks UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe
  • 10th 105th British Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Royal Birkdale
  • 10th Chemical factory in Seveso, near Milan explodes covering the surrounding area in dioxin
  • 10th One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
  • 11th 1st US football club in Austria forms (FAAFC-1st Austrian American)
  • 11th 31st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
  • 11th France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 11th In pre-game promo at Atlanta County Stadium, 34 couples wed at home plate followed by Championship Wrestling "Headlocks & Wedlocks"
  • 12th Ian Dury & Kilburns disband
  • 12th 1st "Family Feud" game show debuts on ABC hosted by Richard Dawson
  • 13th 47th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
  • 13th All star MVP: George Foster (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 13th Court martial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin (Hunt for Red Oct)
  • 13th Last day of Test Cricket for English all-rounder Brian Close, aged 45

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

14th Jimmy Carter wins Democratic presidential nomination in NYC

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 14th USSR banishes dissident Andrei Amalrik to Netherlands
  • 15th 36-hr kidnap of 26 school children & their bus driver in Calif
  • 16th Rock duo Loggins & Messina break-up after 6 years
  • 17th 21st modern Olympic games opens in Montreal: 25 African teams (later rising to 33 nations) boycott the games due to New Zealand playing rugby in apartheid South Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

17th Indonesian president Suharto annexes East Timor

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
  • 18th "Something's Afoot" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • 18th Judy Rankin wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • 18th Stockhausens "Sirius" premieres in NYC
  • 18th Thiokol conducts 2-min firing of space shuttle's SRB at Brigham, Ut
  • 18th Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
  • 18th 63rd Tour de France won by Lucien Van Impe of Belgium
  • 19th Rock group Deep Purple disbands
  • 19th Allman Brother's roadie Scooter Herring sentenced to 75 years for providing drugs for the group, based on Gregg Allman's testimony
  • 19th Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

20th Hank Aaron hits 755th & last home run off Angels Dick Drago

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 20th US Viking 1 lands on Mars at Chryse Planitia, 1st Martian landing
  • 20th Vietnam War: The US military completes its troop withdrawal from Thailand.
  • 20th Rev. Samuel Mutendi, founder of the first African Independent Church, dies
  • 21st "Guys & Dolls" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 239 performances
  • 21st 1st outbreak of "Legionnaire's Disease" kills 29 in Philadelphia
  • 21st Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, and his secretary Judith Cook are assassinated by a bomb planted by the Provisional IRA in his car in Dublin
  • 21st 9th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • 22nd "Let My People Come" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 106 performances
  • 23rd 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0 (52,895)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

23rd Balt Oriole Reggie Jackson homers in 6th straight game

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 23rd France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 23rd USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 23rd Wings release "Let 'em In"
  • 24th John Naber is 1st to swin 200m backstroke under 2 minutes
  • 25th Annegret Richter runs 100m (11.01)
  • 25th Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 27th 8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese
  • 27th Japanese ex-premier Tanaka arrested (Lockheed Affair)
  • 28th Tangshan Earthquake: over 240,000 killed (8.2 magnitude). Largest loss of life by an earthquake in the 20th century
  • 28th Eldon Joersz & Geo Morgan set world air speed record of 3,530 kph
  • 28th White Sox John Odom (5 inn) & Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's
  • 29th USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 29th In New York City, the "Son of Sam" kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
  • 30th Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy for the 2nd time
  • 30th Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
  • 30th 4 Protestant civilians were shot dead at a pub off Milltown Road, Belfast; the attack was claimed by the Republican Action Force
  • 31st Seychelles Independence (Independence day)
  • 31st Waldemar Cierpinski runs Olympic marathon (2:09:55.0)