What Happened on July 4, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew and passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers
  • Opening ceremony of the Dai Bosatsu monastery Catskill Mt NY
  • Operation Entebbe - Israel rescues 229 Air France hostage passengers In Uganda (3 hostages die along with Ugandan soldiers and Israeli soldier)

Famous Birthdays

  • Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Antoni SÅ‚onimski, Polish poet (b. 1895)
  • Yonatan Netanyahu, Israel commander killed freeing Israeli hostages during Operation Entebbe in Uganda, at 30 years