On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

  • 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