On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1976

Historical Events

  • Adolfo Suárez becomes premier of Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys after his 12 year absence, at Anaheim Stadium in California

Singer-Songwriter Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sweden's Björn Borg beats Ilie Năstase of Romania 6-4, 6-2, 9-7 for the first of 5 straight Wimbledon titles

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrea Barber, American actress (Kimmy Gibbler-Full House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Bobby Skinstad, Zimbabwean born South African rugby player, youngest ever Springbok rugby captain, born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia
  • Henry Olonga, Zimbabwean cricketer (1st black Zimbabwe Test cricketer v Pak 1995), born in Lusaka, Zambia
  • Shane Lynch, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Wade Belak, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1996-2011 (Toronto Maple Leafs and four other teams), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (d. 2011)
  • Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), dies at 58
1976 Highlights

About July 3, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer