On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1976

Historical Events

  • Israel launches hostage rescue mission of 106 Air France crew and passengers held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers. Three hostages die along with all the hijackers, numerous Ugandan soldiers and Yonatan Netanyahu, an Israeli soldier
  • Opening ceremony of the Dai Bosatsu monastery Catskill Mt NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer, born in Saitama, Japan (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
1976 Highlights

About July 4, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

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