On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1976

Historical Events

  • Japanese ex-premier Tanaka arrested (Lockheed Affair)

Famous Birthdays

  • Demis Hassabis, British Artificial Intelligence researcher, computer game designer, and neuroscientist, born in London, England
  • Fernando Ricksen, Dutch soccer midfielder (12 caps; Glasgow Rangers), born in Hoensbroek, Limburg (d. 2019)
  • Mwadi Mabika, WNBA guard and forward (LA Sparks), born in Kinshasa, Zaire
  • Scott Mason, Australian cricketer, born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Ray Brennan, retired US Air Force captain, American Legion bookkeeper and the 1st American to die of "Legionnaire's Disease", dies of an apparent heart attack at 61
1976 Highlights

About July 27, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo