Today in History for April 1976

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 51 of 51

1st - Stephen Wozniak & Steve Jobs found Apple Computer
1st - Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the northeastern U.S..
1st - Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect is first reported by the astronomer Patrick Moore.
1st - "Helter Skelter", detailing Charles Manson's cult "family", their capture, trial, conviction and aftermath, premieres on CBS
2nd - Cambodia Khieu Sampan succeeds Prince Sihanouk as Premier
2nd - Portuguese constitution assumed
2nd - A's trade prospective free agents Reggie Jackson & Ken Holtzman, to Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez & Paul Mitchell
3rd - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
3rd - Phila Flyers win record tying 20th straight NHL home game
3rd - 130th Grand National: John Burke aboard Rag Trade wins
3rd - 21st Eurovision Song Contest: Brotherhood of Man for United Kingdom wins singing "Save Your Kisses for Me" in The Hague
4th - 5th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Judy Rankin
4th - Seni Pramoj's Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand
5th - Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes PM of England
Playwright Tom StoppardPlaywright Tom Stoppard 5th - Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen" premieres in London
6th - 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies & Gentlemen the Rolling Stones"
7th - Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping
8th - 1976 NFL Draft: Lee Roy Selmon from University of Oklahoma first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9th - US & Russia agreed on size of nuclear tests for peaceful use
10th - Brewers' Don Money's grand slammer disallowed-Yanks win 9-7
10th - Cleveland Cavaliers win their 1st NBA Central Division title
11th - 40th Masters Golf Tournament: Ray Floyd wins, shooting a 271
11th - The Apple I is created.
12th - India set 403 to win by WI They get them, 6 wkts 7 overs spare
12th - Anne Rice's debut novel "Interview with a Vampire" is published by Knopf.
Author Anne RiceAuthor Anne Rice 13th - $2 bill re-introduced as US currency
13th - 1st NBA playoff game for Cleve Cavliers, they lose 100-95 to Wash
13th - US Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes
15th - Yankee stadium reopens, Yanks beat Twins after trailing 4-0
17th - NL greatest comeback, trailing 12-1 Phils win 18-16 in 10, Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive HRs
18th - 30th Tony Awards: Travesties & Chorus Line win
18th - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Karsten- Ping Golf Open
19th - 5th Boston Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt of Wis in 2:47:10
19th - 80th Boston Marathon: Jack Fultz of United States 1st man in 2:20:19 and Kim Merritt of United States 1st woman in 2:47:10
20th - George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python
21st - Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 21st - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
22nd - Barbara Walters becomes 1st female nightly network news anchor
22nd - Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation
25th - Elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country
25th - India all out for 97 v West Indies
25th - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
25th - Portugal adopts new constitution
25th - Cub centerfielder Rick Monday rescues US flag from 2 fans trying to set it on fire
26th - Pan Am begins non-stop flights NYC-Tokyo
27th - "So Long 174th St" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 16 performances
27th - Arabic Monetary Fund established in Abu Dhabi
29th - Minister Irene Vorrink begins fluoridating Dutch drinking water
30th - Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 30th - Royal Canadian Mint opens a branch in Winnipeg, Manitoba
30th - Wings release "Silly Love Songs"

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 64 of 64

1st - Clarence Seedorf, Surinam/Dutch soccer player (Ajax, Real Madrid)
1st - David Oyelowo, English-Nigerian actor
2nd - Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer
3rd - Keith Closs, NBA center (LA Clippers)
3rd - Will Mellor, English actor
3rd - Drew Shirley, American musician
4th - Emerson, Brazilian footballer
4th - Sébastien Enjolras, French racing driver (d. 1997)
5th - Ike Hilliard, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
5th - Ryan Drese, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in San Franciso, California
5th - Simone Inzaghi, Italian footballer
5th - Kim Collins, Nevisian sprinter
5th - Ross Gload, American baseball player
5th - Fernando Morientes, Spanish footballer
6th - Candace H Cameron Bure, actress (DJ Tanner-Full House)
6th - Simon Coombes, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
6th - Georg Hólm, Icelandic musician
7th - Erich Goldmann, Dingolfing GER, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
7th - Kevin Alejandro, American actor
8th - Jim Farnum, kayak (alt-Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
10th - Sara Renner, Canadian cross country skier
12th - Brad Miller, American basketball player
13th - Everton Matambanadzo, Zimbabwean cricket pace bowler (v Paki 1996)
Actor Jonathan BrandisActor Jonathan Brandis (13th) 13th - Jonathan Brandis, Danbury Ct, actor (Lucas Wolenczak-seaQuest DSV)
13th - Valentina Cervi, Italian actress
13th - Yu Ji-tae, South Korean actor
14th - Baedon Choppy, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
14th - Jason Wiemer, Kimberley, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
14th - Kyle Farnsworth, American baseball player
14th - Christian Älvestam, Swedish musician (Scar Symmetry)
15th - Jason Bonsignore, Canadian ice hockey player
15th - Susan Ward, American actress
16th - Lukas Haas, actor (Music Box, Witness, Testament, Leap of Faith)
16th - Dan Kellner, American fencer
16th - Shu Qi, Taiwanese actress
17th - Nadine Thomas, Miss Jamaica Universe (1997)
17th - Monet Mazur, American actress and musician
17th - Alex Nesic, American actor
Actress Melissa Joan HartActress Melissa Joan Hart (18th) 18th - Melissa Joan Hart, Sayville NY, actress (Clarissa, Sabrina)
18th - Fayray, Japanese singer
18th - Justin Ross, American politician
19th - Vanessa Guzman, Miss Universe-Mexico (1996)
19th - Ruud Jolie, Dutch guitarist (Within Temptation)
20th - Joey Lawrence, Phila Pa, actor (Gimme a Break, Blossom, Summer Rental)
20th - Lenka Nemeckova, Brno Czech, tennis star (1993 Futures-Maribor-SLO)
20th - Shay Given, Irish footballer
21st - Rommel Adducul, Filipino basketball player
22nd - Milena Mayorga, Miss Universe-El Salvador (1996)
22nd - Michał Żewłakow, Polish footballer
23rd - Tamas Buday Jr, Budapest Hungary, Canadian canoeist (Olympics-96)
24th - Shane McDermott, actor (Garrett Booth-Swan's Crossing)
24th - Sonya Jeyaseelan, Newestminster BC, tennis star (1995 Futures Fla)
24th - Steve Finnan, Irish footballer
NBA Power Forward Tim DuncanNBA Power Forward Tim Duncan (25th) 25th - Tim Duncan, Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
25th - Rainer Schüttler, German tennis player
25th - Gilberto, Brazilian footballer
26th - Sarah Tueting, ice hockey goalie (USA, Oly-98)
27th - Walter Pandiani, Uruguayan footballer
27th - Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer and composer
27th - Sally Hawkins, English film actress
29th - God Shammgod, NBA guard (Wash Wizards)
29th - Nayla Micherif, Miss Brazil Universe (1997)
29th - Jay Orpin, Swedish composer and producer
30th - Amanda Palmer, American musician (The Dresden Dolls)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Investigative Reporter Carl BernsteinInvestigative Reporter Carl Bernstein (14th) 14th - The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (32) weds writer and director Nora Ephron (34) at a civil ceremony in Manhattan

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 36 of 36

1st - Freddie Lennon, father of John Lennon (Beatles), dies at 63
1st - Max Ernst, German/French surrealist painter/sculptor, dies at 85
1st - Miroslav Ponc, composer, dies at 73
1st - S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal, dies at 75
2nd - Ray Teal, actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza), dies at 74
3rd - Maurice Johnstone, composer, dies at 75
4th - Harry Nyquist, Swedish contributor to information theory (b. 1889)
5th - Howard Hughes, reclusive billionaire, dies at 72
5th - Wilder Penfield, Canadian surgeon (b. 1891)
6th - Ruth P Thomson, writer, dies
6th - Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)
7th - Mary Margaret McBride, TV hostess (Mary Margaret McBride), dies at 76
9th - Akio Yashiro, composer, dies at 46
9th - Phil Ochs, American anti-war folk singer (Draft Dodger Rag), commits suicide at 35
11th - Liam Dunn, dies a 59
12th - Paul Ford, actor (Phil Silvers Show), dies at 74
14th - Maude Prickett, actress (Rosie-Hazel), dies at 60
14th - José Revueltas, Mexican writer (b. 1914)
15th - Gerald Smith, antisemite/catholic (Natl Christian Crusade), dies at 78
17th - Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85
17th - Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
18th - Percy Julian, holder of more than 138 chemical patents, dies at 78
18th - Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization Engineer (b. 1911)
22nd - Frutuoso de Lima Viana, composer, dies at 79
23rd - James Flavin, actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 69
23rd - Ronald Radd, actor (King Lear, Up Jumped a Swagman), dies at 47
23rd - Shimen Ruskin, actor (Meyer-Corner Bar), dies at 68
24th - Mark Tobey, US abstract painter, (Broadway Norm), dies at 85
25th - Carol Reed, English film director (Agony & Ecstasy, Oliver!), dies at 69
25th - Margaret Bannerman, actress (Great Defender), dies at 79
26th - Allan Jackson, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), dies at 60
26th - Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45
26th - Sid James, South African-born British comedian, dies at 62
28th - Eugen Roth, writer, dies at 81
29th - Wilhelm Maler, composer, dies at 73
30th - Edvard Fliflet Braein, composer, dies at 51

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