On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1976

Historical Events

  • Scientists in Pasadena, California, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars
  • US Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Cathy Park Hong, American Korean poet (Dance Dance Revolution), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer, born in Piraeus, Greece
  • Shane Lechler, American football player, born in East Bernard, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Cecil Weston, South African-born actress (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86
1976 Highlights

About August 7, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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