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

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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