On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Flash flood in Big Thompson Canyon Colo on Route 34, kills 139
  • Reigning world F1 champion Niki Lauda of Austria suffers a near fatal crash during the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim
  • Seattle Seahawks take the field for the first time in pre-season game v SF 49ers at the newly constructed Kingdome in Seattle
  • XXI Summer Olympic Games, Montreal, Canada: Officially close

Famous Birthdays

  • David Nemirovsky, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Eryn Bulmer, Canadian diver (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer and manager (Galatasaray), born in Karataş, Turkey
  • Ivan Duque Márquez, Colombian politician, President of Colombia (2018-), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Kevin Joseph, American baseball player, born in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Nwankwo Kanu, Nigerian soccer player (Ajax), born in Owerri, Imo, Nigeria
  • Søren Jochumsen, Danish footballer, born in Horsens, Denmark

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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