On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1977

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • The 'Committee of 10' formed by prominent Soweto residents, issues a programme for the election of a new community board to have total autonomy in Soweto, South Africa
  • USSR performs underground nuclear Test

Famous Birthdays

  • Martin Laursen, Danish footballer (A.C. Milan), born in FĂ„rvang, Denmark
  • Rebecca St. James, Australian Christian pop rock singer, born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Gena Branscombe, composer, dies at 95
  • Hans-Otto Borgmann, composer, dies at 75
  • Karac Plant, son of Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, dies of respiratory failure at 6