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

Famous Birthdays

  • Dagmara Dominczyk, Polish actress
  • Eric Winter, American actor
  • Matthew Holmes, Australian actor