On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1976

Historical Events

  • "Guys & Dolls" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 239 performances
  • 1st outbreak of "Legionnaire's Disease" kills 29 in Philadelphia
  • 9th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, and his secretary Judith Cook are assassinated by a bomb planted by the Provisional IRA in his car in Dublin

Famous Birthdays

  • Cori Bush, American politician, nurse and activist, first African American woman representative from Missouri, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British ambassador to Ireland, assassinated
  • Earle Combs, American MLB baseball centerfielder, 1924-35 (New York Yankees), dies at 77
1976 Highlights

About July 21, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer