On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1976

Historical Events

  • Formal reunification of North and South Vietnam
  • Ramble Inn attack: the Ulster Volunteer Force killed 6 civilians (5 Protestants, 1 Catholic) in a gun attack at a pub near Antrim; the pub was targeted because it was owned by Catholics
  • US Supreme Court rules death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 6-3, 4-6, 8-6 for second of 3 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Famous Birthdays

  • Krisztián Lisztes, Hungarian footballer
  • Tomáš Vokoun, Czech hockey player

Famous Deaths

  • Frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73
1976 Highlights

About July 2, 1976

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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