On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1976

Historical Events

  • "Something's Afoot" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • 63rd Tour de France won by Lucien Van Impe of Belgium
  • Nadia Com─âneci becomes the first gymnast in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 score (total 7) at Montreal Games
  • Stockhausens "Sirius" premieres in NYC
  • Thiokol conducts 2-min firing of space shuttle's SRB at Brigham, Ut

Famous Birthdays

  • Elsa Pataky, Spanish actress

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

American country singer Tammy Wynette (34) weds real-estate mogul Michael Tomlin, divorced, later in 1976

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

Famous Deaths

  • Sally Salminen, Finnish writer (Katrina), dies at 70
1976 Highlights

About July 18, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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