On This Day

What Happened on July 10, 1976

Historical Events

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Johnny Miller wins his only Open championship, 6 strokes clear of Seve Ballesteros and Jack Nicklaus; Miller's second and last major title

Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus
  • Chemical factory in Seveso, near Milan explodes covering the surrounding area in dioxin
  • One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Grenier, American actor
  • Brendon Lade, Australian rules footballer
  • Edmílson Gomes, Brazilian footballer
  • Elijah Blue Allman, American musician (Deadsy)
  • Ludovic Giuly, French footballer
1976 Highlights

About July 10, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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