What Happened on July 20, 1977

Historical Events

  • 10th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • Flash flood hits Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 80 and causes $350 million damage
  • The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments

Famous Birthdays

  • Alessandro dos Santos, Brazilian-born Japanese footballer
  • Kiki Musampa, Congolese footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Carter DeHaven, American actor (Courage, Great Dictator), dies at 90
  • Gary Kellgren, American music producer who co-founded The Record Plant studios, drowns in a swimming pool, along with his girlfriend, at 38
1977 Highlights

About July 20, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

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