On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1976

Historical Events

  • Kenneth Gibson, is 1st black president of US Conference of Mayors
  • Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleah [Julia Stanbridge], South African metal musician (Trees of Eternity), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • Hannu Tihinen, Finnish soccer defender (Finland 76 caps), born in Keminmaa, Finland
  • Patrick Kluivert, Dutch soccer striker (Netherlands 79 caps)), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dutch soccer striker (Netherlands 70 caps, Man U), born in Oss, Netherlands
  • Szymon Ziółkowski, Polish hammer thrower (Olympic gold 2000), born in Poznań, Poland

Famous Deaths

  • Anneliese Michel, German woman said to be possessed by demons (b. 1952)
1976 Highlights

About July 1, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Dominion Day (Canada)

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