What Happened on July 17, 1976

Historical Events

  • 21st modern Olympic games opens in Montreal: 25 African teams (later rising to 33 nations) boycott the games due to New Zealand playing rugby in apartheid South Africa

Historic Event

Indonesian president Suharto annexes East Timor

Famous Birthdays

  • Dagmara Dominczyk, Polish actress, born in Kielce, Poland
  • Eric Winter, American actor (The Rookie), born in La Mirada, California
  • Gino D'Acampo, Italian celebrity chef, born in Torre del Greco, Italy

Luke BryanLuke Bryan (46 years old)

American country singer ("I'll Stay Me"), and television personality (American Idol), born in Leesburg, Georgia

  • Matthew Holmes, Australian actor, born in Albury, Australia
1976 Highlights

About July 17, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
  • UK #1 Song: The Roussos Phenomenon Ep - Demis Roussos