What Happened on July 3, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Sport awardTennis Open

90th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Ilie Năstase (64 62 97)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • Adolfo Suarez becomes premier of Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys after 12 years apart

Singer-Songwriter Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
  • Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew and passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrea Barber, actress (Kimmy Gibbler-Full House)
  • Henry Olonga, cricketer (1st black Zimbabwe Test cricketer v Pak 1995)
  • Robert Brian (Bobby) Skinstad, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, youngest ever Springbok rugby captain
  • Shane Lynch, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), dies at 58