What Happened in 1976

Significant Events

  • Mar 24 Argentine President Isabel Martínez de Perón is deposed in a military coup
  • Apr 1 Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs found Apple Computer in the garage of Jobs' parents house in Cupertino, California
  • Jul 20 US Viking 1 lands on Mars at Chryse Planitia, 1st Martian landing
  • Jul 28 Tangshan Earthquake, 8.2 in magnitude kills over 240,000 Northern China in the largest loss of life from an earthquake in the 20th century
  • Sep 18 Mao Zedong's funeral takes place in Beijing
  • Dec 2 Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba, replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado
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Did You Know?

The Apple I computer, created by Steve Wozniak is released

On April 11, 1976


World Leaders in 1976

Famous People in 1976

Would You Believe?

Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as "rotten punks"

On December 1, 1976

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • Mar 2 Second wife Carole Hoff divorces serial killer John Wayne Gacy (33) after 3 years of marriage
  • Mar 19 Princess Margaret separates from the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years
  • Aug 1 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 6th divorce from actor Richard Burton (their 2nd divorce together)
  • Aug 24 Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (59) divorces her sixth husband, toy inventor Jack Ryan (49) after 1 year of marriage
  • Oct 31 NBA legend Larry Bird (19) divorces highschool sweetheart Janet Condra only 11 months after getting married
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