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

Larry Flynt

Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (33) weds Althea Leasure (23) (his fourth time)

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? 45 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo