What Happened on July 31, 1976

Historical Events

  • East German runner Waldemar Cierpinski beats American Frank Shorter by 50 seconds to win the Olympic Games marathon in 2:09:55 in Montreal
  • Seychelles Independence (Independence day)

Famous Birthdays

  • Joshua Cain, American guitarist (Motion City Soundtrack), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Marty Booker, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2002, Chicago Bears), born in Jonesboro, Louisiana
  • Paulo Wanchope, Costa Rican footballer
Born in 1976

Famous Weddings

Natalie Cole

American pop singer Natalie Cole (26) weds songwriter, manager, and Baptist minister Marvin Yancy (29); divorce in 1980

About July 31, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 1 month and 30 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