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 Baseball HOF center fielder (9 × World Series 1927, 28, 32, 36–39, 41, 43; New York Yankees), dies at 77
1976 Highlights

About July 21, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 6 months and 15 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