What Happened on June 23, 1976

Historical Events

  • CN Tower, world's tallest free-standing structure (555 m/1,815.3 ft), built by Canadian National Railway, opens in downtown Toronto, Ontario (surpassed in 2007)
  • The U.S. vetoes Angola‚Äôs application for membership of the United Nations Security

Famous Birthdays

  • Emmanuelle Vaugier, Canadian actress (CSI:NY; Lost Girl), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Joe Becker, American rock guitarist and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Paola Suarez, Argentinian tennis star (1995 Futures-Buenos Aires), born in Pergamino, Argentina
  • Patrick Monahan, British comedian
  • Patrick Vieira, French footballer
  • Wade Barrett, American soccer player
Born in 1976

Famous Divorces

Harry Nilsson

American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson (34) divorces 2nd wife Diane Clatworthy (28), after 6-1/2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Dehart Hubbard, American athlete (Olympic gold -long jump,1924; first African American to win individual event; WR 7.89m 1925), dies at 72
  • Imogen Cunningham, American photographer (1965 ASMP award), dies at 93

About June 23, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Silly Love Songs - Wings
  • UK #1 Song: You To Me Are Everything - Real Thing