On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1976

Historical Events

  • "Operation Paul Bunyan" begins in retaliation for the "Korean axe murder incident" 3 days prior. 110 troops, 27 helicopters, 3 B-52 bombers are deployed to the Korean Demilitarized Zone to cut down a poplar blocking the view of UN observers
  • Al Bumbry hits 17th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history
  • Battle, East Sussex: Mary Langdon becomes 1st British firewoman

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican American soccer player, born in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (33) weds Althea Leasure (23)

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt

Famous Deaths

  • Ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies
1976 Highlights

About August 21, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo