August 1, 1976 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 21st Summer Olympic Games, Montreal, Canada: Officially close
  • Reigning world F1 champion Niki Lauda of Austria suffers a near fatal crash during the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim
  • Seattle Seahawks take the field for the first time in pre-season game v SF 49ers at the newly constructed Kingdome in Seattle

Birthdays in Sport

  • David Nemirovsky, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Eryn Bulmer, Canadian diver (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer and manager (Galatasaray), born in Karataş, Turkey
  • Kevin Joseph, American baseball player, born in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Nwankwo Kanu, Nigerian soccer player (Ajax), born in Owerri, Imo, Nigeria
  • Søren Jochumsen, Danish footballer, born in Horsens, Denmark