On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1976

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 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, cricketer (early New Zealand Test captain), dies
1976 Highlights

About July 20, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer