On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 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 musician (Wolfmother)
  • Debashish Mohanty, Indian cricketer
  • Erica Hill, American news anchor

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel Mutendi, founder of the Zimbabwean Zion Christian Church, dies
  • Tom Lowry, cricketer (early New Zealand Test captain), dies