What Happened on July 19, 1976

Historical Events

  • Allman Brother's roadie Scooter Herring sentenced to 75 years for providing drugs for the group, based on Gregg Allman's testimony
  • British rock group Deep Purple disbands
  • Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.
1976 History

Famous Birthdays

Benedict Cumberbatch (47 years old)

British actor (12 Years a Slave; Sherlock), born in London, England

  • Gonzalo de los Santos, Uruguayan footballer
  • Oleksandr Radchenko, Ukrainian soccer left-back (17 caps; FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), born in Mariupol, Ukraine (d. 2023)
  • R. J. Williams, American child actor (General Hospital) and media entrepreneur (Young Hollywood), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Gene Roth [Eugene Stutenroth], American actor (She Demons, Tormented, The Spider), dies at 73
  • Sal Tas, Dutch journalist (Het Parool), dies at 70

About July 19, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kiss And Say Goodbye - The Manhattans
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee