What Happened on July 20, 1976

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Hank Aaron hits 755th and last home run off Angels Dick Drago

  • US Viking 1 lands on Mars at Chryse Planitia, 1st Martian landing
  • Vietnam War: The US military completes its troop withdrawal from Thailand.

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Yoong, Malaysian racing driver
  • Andrew Stockdale, Australian rock musician (Wolfmother), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Debashish Mohanty, Indian cricketer
  • Erica Hill, American news anchor

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel Mutendi, founder of the Zimbabwean Zion Christian Church, dies
  • Tom Lowry, New Zealand cricket batsman (7 Tests, 2 x 50s; first NZ Test captain), President NZ Thoroughbred Breeders Association 1951-65, dies at 78
1976 Highlights

About July 20, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 4 months and 18 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