On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1976

Historical Events

  • 36-hr kidnap of 26 school children and their bus driver in California

Famous Birthdays

  • Diane Kruger, German actress and former fashion model
  • Jim Jones, African Puerto Rican American rapper
  • Rebecca Snyder, air pistol (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Junction, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • Paul William Gallico, writer, dies at 78
1976 Highlights

About July 15, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer