Bicentennial Celebration - on the 4th of July, the United States of America commemorated the 200th anniversary of its independence.
Entebbe Airport, Uganda - Israeli commandos attack pro-Palestinian Air France flight hijackers and free 103 hostages. One Israeli and several Ugandan soldiers were killed in the rescue mission.
Legionnaires Disease - August , a pneumonia like decease strikes an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. The outbreak killed 29 legionaries.
North Korea - 2 US soldiers were killed in the de-militarized (DMZ) while chopping down a tree which obstructed their view.
Montreal Olympic Games - 14-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci recorded the first perfect score of 10 in winning 3 Olympic Gold Medals.
Notable Deaths -
Mao Zedong (Tse-tung), 1983-1976, was the long time leader of the Chinese Communist Party.
Hercule Poirot, Author Agatha Christie killed off the world's favorite fictional detective in the mystery novel “Curtains.”