On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1976

Historical Events


MurderMurder of Interest

Korean axe murder incident: 2 US soldiers tasked with cutting down a poplar tree blocking the view of UN observers are killed by North Koreans claiming it was planted by Kim Il-sung in the Korean Demilitarized Zone

North Korean Founder and Dictator Kim Il-sung
North Korean Founder and Dictator
Kim Il-sung
  • USSR's Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Volpenhein, American rower, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Tom Malchow, American 200m swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
1976 Highlights

About August 18, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo