On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Carol Fugate, Starkweather accomplice, is paroled
  • Disney's River Country opens at Bay Lake (closed 2001)
  • UEFA European Championship Final, Red Star Stadium, Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Czechoslovakia upsets West Germany, 5-3 on penalties following 2-2 draw a.e.t
  • US Open Men's Golf, Atlanta AC: Tour rookie Jerry Pate wins his only major title, 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Al Geiberger and Tom Weiskopf

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Lee, Panamanian baseball player
  • Jerome Fontamillas, Filipino American musician (Switchfoot)
  • Juliano Belletti, Brazilian footballer
  • Rob Mackowiak, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Lou Klein, American baseball player (b. 1918)