On This Day

What Happened on June 25, 1976

Historical Events

Berlin Film Festival

26th Berlin International Film Festival: "Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson" wins the Golden Bear

Film Premier

Supernatural horror film "The Omen" starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick premieres in the US

  • Texas Ranger Toby Harrah is only shortstop not to handle a fielding chance in doubleheader
  • The Soweto Uprising in South Africa leaves 174 blacks and two whites dead following 10 days of rioting

Famous Birthdays

  • Dubravka Vukotić, Montenegrin actress, born in Montenegro, Yugoslavia
  • José Cancela, Uruguayan footballer, born in Santa Lucía, Uruguay

Famous Weddings

  • Actor Peter Lawford (52) weds aspiring actress Deborah Gould (25)

Famous Deaths

Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer, American lyricist ("And The Angels Sing"; That Old Black Magic"; "Satin Doll"; "Moon River"), dies at 66

1976 Highlights

About June 25, 1976

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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