Today in History for December 1976

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 55 of 55

1st - Angola admitted to UN
1st - Bangladesh General Ziaur Rahman declares himself president
1st - Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as "rotten punks"
2nd - Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.
3rd - Patrick J Hillery elected President of Ireland
5th - Buffalo Bill OJ Simpson rushes 203 yards
6th - War criminal Pieter Menten arrested in Zurich
7th - UN Security Council endorses Kurt Waldheim, sec-gen for 2nd 5 yr term
8th - UN General Assembly re-elects Kurt Waldheim secretary-General
8th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
10th - Wings release triple album "Wings Over America"
12th - QB Joe Namath last game as a NY Jet
13th - Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur
13th - Longest non-stop passenger airflight (Sydney to SF 13h14m)
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ SimpsonNFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 14th - Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Dutch Liberal/social dem abortion laws
15th - Oil tanker Argo Merchant runs aground on the Nantucket Shoals, spilling 7.6 m million gallons of fuel oil - one of the largest oil spills at sea
15th - Jamaica premier Manley wins elections
15th - Samoa becomes a member of the UN.
16th - Andrew Young named Ambassador & Chief US Delegate to UN
16th - Charlie Finley's $10 million damage suit against Bowie Kuhn begins
16th - Government halts swine flu vaccination prog following reports of paralysis
16th - Liberian tanker stranded at Nantucket, 180,000 barrels oil in sea
17th - Superstation WTBS in Atlanta went national
18th - "A Star is Born", with Barbra Striesand, premieres
18th - "Wonder Woman" debuts on ABC
18th - Soviet dissident Viktor Bukovskiexchanged for Chile CP-leader Corvalan
19th - Jo Ann Washam/Chi Chi Rodriguez wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Champ
19th - John Lever takes 7-46 in 1st Test Cricket innings, v India Delhi
Soviet General Secretary Leonid BrezhnevSoviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev 19th - Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev receives his 5th Order of Lenin
19th - Piper Cherokee crashes into Balt Memorial Stadium upper stands, 10 minutes after Colts lose 40-14 to Steelers. No one seriously hurt
19th - 65th Davis Cup: Italy beats Chile in Santiago (4-1)
20th - "Music Is" opens at St James Theater NYC for 8 performances
20th - Israel's PM Yitzhak Rabin resigns
21st - 20th Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 3-0 vs Bruins
21st - Patricia R Harris named secretary of HUD
21st - UN General Assembly passes a resolution declaring 1979-Year of Child
21st - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
22nd - "Your Arm's Too Short..." opens at Lyceum NYC for 429 perfs
22nd - 35 Unification church couples wed in NYC
22nd - German DR banishes singer Nina Hagen
25th - Egyptian SS Patria sinks in Red Sea, about 100 killed
5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin 25th - Takeo Fukuda becomes Japanese premier
25th - 6th Fiesta Bowl: #8 Oklahoma beats Wyoming, 41-7
26th - "Music Is" closes at St James Theater NYC after 8 performances
26th - The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) is founded.
26th - AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-7
26th - NFC Championship Game: Minnesota Vikings beat Los Angeles Rams 24-13
27th - Albania constitution goes into effect
28th - "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 167 perfs
28th - Genie Francis joins "General Hospital" as Laura Vining
28th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
28th - Winnie Mandela banished in South Africa
30th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
31st - TV soap "Somerset" ends 6 year run
31st - The Cars played their 1st gig

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 64 of 64

1st - Konerak Sinthasomphone, Milwaukee Wisc, Jeffrey Dahmer's victim
1st - Brently Heilbron, American satirist
1st - Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (d. 1998)
2nd - Jennifer Robinson, Barrie Ontario, (1996 Canadian Champ)
2nd - Eddy Garabito, professional baseball player
3rd - Gary Glover, American baseball player
3rd - Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby union footballer
3rd - Mark Boucher, South African cricketer
3rd - Cornelius Griffin, American football player
4th - John Lee, dance skater (& Julia Bikbova), born in Chicago, Illinois
4th - Amie Comeaux, American singer (d. 1997)
5th - Xavier Garbajosa, French rugby union footballer
5th - Amy Acker, American actress
6th - Alicia Machado, Venezuela, Miss Universe (1996)
6th - Lindsay Price, Arcadia CA, actress (Bold & Beautiful, All My Children)
6th - Colleen Haskell, American television personality
7th - Alan Faneca, American football player
7th - Brent Johnson, Canadian football player
7th - Georges Laraque, Canadian ice hockey player
7th - Vanessa Lorenzo, Spanish fashion model
8th - Naimee Coleman, Irish singer and songwriter
8th - Reed Johnson, American baseball player
8th - Dominic Monaghan, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Lost), born in Berlin, West Germany
9th - Chris Booker, American baseball player
11th - Shareef AbdurRahim, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
12th - Dan Hawkins, English guitarist (The Darkness)
12th - Lloyd Owusu, English/Ghanaian football player
13th - Radosław Sobolewski, Polish footballer
13th - Søren Friis, Danish footballer
13th - Josh Fogg, American baseball player
14th - Leland Chapman, American bounty hunter
14th - André Couto, Portuguese racing driver
14th - Santiago Ezquerro, Spanish footballer
15th - Baichung Bhutia, Indian footballer
15th - Aaron Miles, American baseball player
15th - Elix Skipper, American professional wrestler
17th - Nir Davidovich, Israeli footballer
17th - Patrick Müller, Swiss footballer
17th - Takeo Spikes, American football player
17th - Andrew Simpson, Chertsey, Surrey, sailor (Oly gld 2008), (d. 2013)
18th - Koyuki, Japanese actress and model
20th - Jang Hyuk, Korean actor
20th - Aubrey Huff, American baseball player
20th - Adam Powell, Neopets creator
20th - Ramon Stoppelenburg, world traveler and Dutch author
21st - Mirela Manjani, Greek javelin thrower
22nd - Brian A. Alexander, American screenwriter and director
22nd - Katleen De Caluwé, Belgian athlete
22nd - Jason Lane, American Baseball Player
23rd - Dimitris Mavrogenidis, Greek footballer
23rd - Brad Lidge, American baseball player
23rd - Jamie Noble, American professional wrestler
25th - Scott Vermillion, Independence MO, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)
25th - Yazmin Fiallos, Miss Universe-Honduras (1996)
25th - Tuomas Holopainen, Finnish keyboardist and songwriter
25th - Armin van Buuren, Dutch DJ & Producer
26th - Lea De Mae, Czech actress (d. 2004)
27th - Fernando Pisani, Canadian/Italian ice hockey player
27th - Aaron Stanford, American actor
29th - Danny R. McBride, American actor, writer, and producer
30th - Rhoshii Wells, Austin Tx, middleweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-96)
30th - Solveig Lilja Gudmundsdottir, Miss Iceland Universe (1997)
30th - A.J. Pierzynski, American baseball player
31st - Craig Reucassel, Australian comedian, member of The Chaser

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Actress Elizabeth TaylorActress Elizabeth Taylor (4th) 4th - Actress Elizabeth Taylor (44) marries for the 7th time to politician John Warner (49)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 28 of 28

2nd - Danny Murtaugh, baseball manager (Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 59
2nd - William Tannen, actor (Jailhouse Rock, Sitting Bull), dies at 65
3rd - Mary Nash, actress (Phila Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies at 91
4th - Benjamin Britten, British composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at 63
4th - Tommy Bolin, rock guitarist (Deep Purple), dies of heroin overdose
4th - W. F. McCoy, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
6th - João Goulart, President of Brazil (b. 1918)
9th - Nino Martini, actor (Here's to Romance), dies at 71
12th - Jack Cassidy, actor (Oscar/Jetman-He & She), dies at 49
12th - Vinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist (b. 1890)
13th - Eduard Claudius, writer, dies
16th - George, a goose that lived to 49 years 8 months, dies
16th - Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (Social Credit Party of Canada) (b. 1917)
18th - George Emmett, cricketer (England opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies
20th - Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chicago), dies at 74
20th - Walter Fitzgerald, actor (Adv of Sadie, Fallen Idol), dies at 80
21st - Edward Bartlett, cricketer (WI Test batsman in 5 Tests 1928-31), dies
23rd - Frank Forest, actor (Big Broadcast of 1937, Champagne Waltz), dies
23rd - Paul M Frank Forest, dies at 80
23rd - Walter Bauer, writer, dies at 72
24th - Victor Stanitsin, actor (War & Peace, Jubilee), dies at 79
24th - Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, heir to the throne of Portugal (b. 1907)
25th - Arthur Mitchell, cricketer (batted in 6 Tests for Eng 1933-36), dies
25th - Frankie Darro, actor (Radio Ranch, Valley of Wanted Men), dies at 58
26th - Philip A Heart, (Sen-D-Mich), dies at 64
28th - Freddie King, rocker, dies at 42
28th - Katharine Byron, American politician (b. 1903)
29th - Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500 m sprinter (Oly-silver-76), dies at 22

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