On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1976

Historical Events

  • CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
  • The U.S. vetoes Angola‚Äôs application for membership of the United Nations Security

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandon Stokley, American football player
  • Emmanuelle Vaugier, Canadian actress
  • 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

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
1976 Highlights

About June 23, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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