What Happened on July 30, 1976

Historical Events

  • 4 Protestant civilians were shot dead at a pub off Milltown Road, Belfast; the attack was claimed by the Republican Action Force

Olympic Gold

Future TV personality ('Keeping Up with the Kardashians') and transgender figure, Bruce Jenner (now Caitlin Jenner) sets WR 8,618 points to win decathlon gold at Montreal Olympics

  • Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy for the 2nd time
  • Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
1976 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer (WBO Champion 2003-2004), born in Baja California, Mexico (d. 2012)
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Emil Solomon "Solly" Sachs, South African socialist, dies in London

About July 30, 1976

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kiss And Say Goodbye - The Manhattans
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee