On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Indonesian president Suharto annexes East Timor

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestLuke Bryan

Luke Bryan, American country singer (I'll Stay Me), born in Leesburg, Georgia

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Luke Bryan
  • Matthew Holmes, Australian actor, born in Albury, Australia