On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1976

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

  • Jerome Fontamillas, Filipino-American rock keyboardist (Switchfoot), born in Pasay, Philippines
  • Juliano Belletti, Brazilian footballer
  • Rob Mackowiak, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Lou Klein, American baseball infielder (St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia A's) and manager (Chicago Cubs), dies from a stroke at 57
1976 Highlights

About June 20, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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