July 1976 calendar

July 1976

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 1976.
The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on July 1976: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1976?


  • 01 Jul 1976 Kenneth Gibson, is 1st black President of US Conference of Mayors
  • 02 Jul 1976 83rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats E Goolagong
  • 03 Jul 1976 Adolfo Suarez becomes Premier of Spain
  • 04 Jul 1976 Opening ceremony of the Dai Bosatsu monastery Catskill Mt, New York
  • 06 Jul 1976 Soyuz 21 carries two cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station.
  • 07 Jul 1976 E Henry Knoche, becomes Deputy Director of CIA
  • 08 Jul 1976 Randy Jones wins NL record 16 games before All Star break
  • 09 Jul 1976 England all out for 71 vs. WI at Old Trafford, Holding 14 5-7-17-5
  • 10 Jul 1976 105th British Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Royal Birkdale
  • 11 Jul 1976 1st US football club in Austria forms
  • 12 Jul 1976 Ian Dury and Kilburns disband
  • 13 Jul 1976 47th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia
  • 14 Jul 1976 Jimmy Carter wins Democratic Presidential Nomination in New York City
  • 15 Jul 1976 36-hr kidnap of 26 school children and their bus driver in California
  • 16 Jul 1976 Rock duo Loggins and Messina break-up after six years.
  • 17 Jul 1976 Indonesian President Suharto annexes East Timor
  • 18 Jul 1976 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • 19 Jul 1976 Rock group Deep Purple disbands.
  • 20 Jul 1976 Last US troops leave Thailand
  • 21 Jul 1976 Guys & Dolls opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 239 performances
  • 22 Jul 1976 Let My People Come opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 106 performances
  • 23 Jul 1976 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0
  • 24 Jul 1976 John Naber is 1st to swin 200m backstroke under 2 minutes
  • 25 Jul 1976 Annegret Richter runs 100m
  • 26 Jul 1976 In Los Angeles, Ronald Reagan announces his choice of liberal U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker as his vice presidential running mate, in an effort to woo moderate Republican delegates away from President Gerald Ford.
  • 27 Jul 1976 8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese
  • 28 Jul 1976 242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) 8.2 earthquake
  • 29 Jul 1976 In New York City, David Berkowitz (a.k.a. the "Son of Sam") kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
  • 30 Jul 1976 Giulio Andreotti sworn in as Premier of Italy
  • 31 Jul 1976 Seychelles Independence
  • 02 Jul 1976 End of South Vietnam; Communist North Vietnam annexes the former South Vietnam to form the unified Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1976?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Silly Love Songs
  2. - Afternoon Delight
  3. - Kiss And Say Goodbye
  4. - Love Is Alive
  5. - Misty Blue

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Combine Harvester
  2. - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
  3. - You To Me Are Everything
  4. - The Roussos Phenomenon
  5. - Silly Love Songs


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1976?

Passages by Gail Sheehy



This is your story. You will be able to recognize your family, friends and loved ones. You will see that every life crisis can be used as an opportunity to create change and growth.

Crowned Heads by Thomas Tryon

Crowned Heads


Even though Hollywood's greats may be gone, Hollywood's secrets will live on forever. Fedora is dead and movies will never again be the same.

Trinity by Leon Uris



Leon Uris's favorite Irish novel, now available in the Avon mass market. The acclaimed author of Exodus, Battle Cry and QB VII, Topaz and other classics of twentieth century fiction, comes this epic, sweeping adventure that captures Ireland's "terrible beauty" …

The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

The Final Days


The Final Days is a classic behind-the scenes account of Richard Nixon’s final months as President. Bernstein and Woodward play the taut post-Watergate White House of Nixon in a series of moments.

The Rockefellers by Peter Collier and David Horowitz

The Rockefellers


The story of this American family is told against a rich backdrop of American history. It all begins with John D. Rockefeller Sr.