On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1976

Historical Events

  • 119 women joined the Corps of Cadets, establishing the first class of women in the US Military Academy at West Point
  • Lt General Vernon A Walters, USA, ends term as deputy director of CIA; succeeded by E Henry Knoche

Famous Birthdays

  • Dominic Foley, Irish footballer, born in Cork, Ireland

Famous Weddings

George Gervin

NBA guard George Gervin (24) weds Joyce King

Walter Payton

NFL running back Walter Payton (21) weds Connie Norwood in Los Angeles, California


Famous Deaths

  • Gustav Heinemann, President of West Germany (1969-74), dies at 76
  • Norman Foster, American actor (Skyscraper Souls), dies at 75
  • Walter Giesler, American soccer coach (b. 1910)
1976 Highlights

About July 7, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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