What Happened in April 1976

Historical Events

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1st Stephen Wozniak & Steve Jobs found Apple Computer

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • 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.

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1st "Helter Skelter", detailing Charles Manson's cult "family", their capture, trial, conviction and aftermath, premieres on CBS

Murderer Charles Manson
Charles Manson
  • 2nd Cambodia Khieu Sampan succeeds Prince Sihanouk as Premier
  • 2nd Portuguese constitution assumed

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2nd A's trade prospective free agents Reggie Jackson & Ken Holtzman, to Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez & Paul Mitchell

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 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

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5th Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
  • 6th 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies & Gentlemen the Rolling Stones"

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7th Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping

Chinese Communist Party Leader Deng Xiaoping
Chinese Communist Party Leader
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

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11th 40th Masters Golf Tournament: Ray Floyd wins, shooting a 271

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 11th The Apple I is created.
  • 12th India set 403 to win by WI They get them, 6 wkts 7 overs spare

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12th Anne Rice's debut novel "Interview with a Vampire" is published by Knopf.

Author Anne Rice
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

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17th NL greatest comeback, trailing 12-1 Phils win 18-16 in 10, Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive HRs

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 18th 30th Tony Awards: Travesties & Chorus Line win
  • 18th Judy Rankin wins LPGA Karsten- Ping Golf Open
  • 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

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20th George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 21st Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing
  • 21st USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 22nd Barbara Walters becomes 1st female nightly network news anchor

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22nd Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • 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

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30th Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 30th Royal Canadian Mint opens a branch in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 30th Wings release "Silly Love Songs"

Famous Birthdays

  • 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)

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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

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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

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25th Tim Duncan, Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)

NBA Power Forward Tim Duncan
NBA Power Forward
Tim Duncan
  • 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

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

Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein

Famous Deaths

  • 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