What Happened on July 20, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 (b. 1939)