On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 Deaths

  • Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British ambassador to Ireland, assassinated