On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 musician (Motion City Soundtrack)
  • 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