On This Day

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

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Singer Natalie Cole marries songwriter Marvin Yancy

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole

1976 Highlights

About July 31, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo