Historical Events in July 1976

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

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2nd 83rd Wimbledon Womens 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

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

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Cham Ilie Năstase
Tennis Cham
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 (Cin 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

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14th Jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres 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

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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.

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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, is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
  • 21st Christopher Ewart Biggs (the British Ambassador to Ireland) and his secretary Judith Cook are assassinated by a bomb planted in Mr Biggs' 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)

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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 242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) 8.2 earthquake
  • 28th 8.2 & 7.4 earthquake devastate Tangsha, China (240-750,000 die)
  • 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)