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 12 years apart

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, 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
1976 Highlights

About July 3, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer