What Happened in June 1976

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Great Britain & Iceland end the "cod war"
  • Jun 2 East Timor People's Assembly accepts annexation by Indonesia
  • Jun 3 Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" goes gold
  • Jun 3 Test Cricket debut of Mike Brearley v West Indies (0 & 17)

AgreementMagna Carta

Jun 3 US presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta

  • Jun 5 "Bigfoot" by Bro Smith hits #57
  • Jun 5 108th Belmont: Angel Cordero Jr riding Bold Forbes wins in 2:29
  • Jun 5 Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage (14 die)
  • Jun 5 After a suspected republican bombing kills 2 Protestant civilians in a pub, the Ulster Volunteer Force kill 5 civilians in a gun and bomb attack at the Chlorane Bar, North Ireland
  • Jun 6 30th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 6 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic
  • Jun 6 "The Omen" premieres in the UK
  • Jun 7 NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor & David Brinkley, premieres
  • Jun 8 Houston Astros draft Floyd Bannister #1

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Jun 8 Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Jun 10 49th National Spelling Bee: Tim Kneale wins spelling narcolepsy
  • Jun 10 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome
  • Jun 11 "Magnificent Marble Machine" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 11 Anti-apartheid advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza arrested in South Africa
  • Jun 11 Australian band AC/DC begin their 1st headline tour of Britain
  • Jun 11 Beatles "Rock & Roll Music" LP is released in USA

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Jun 12 "Yes, Yes, Yes" by Bill Cosby hits #46

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 13 4th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Donna Caponi

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

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Jun 13 Bob Marley performs in Amsterdam

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • Jun 13 Inge Helten runs female European record 100m (11.04)
  • Jun 14 "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication)
  • Jun 14 12th Mayor's Trophy Game Yanks beat Mets 8-4
  • Jun 14 75th Men's French Open: Adriano Panatta beats Harold Solomon (6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6)
  • Jun 14 75th Women's French Open: Susan Barker beats Renata Tomanova (6-2, 0-6, 6-2)
  • Jun 15 Yankees trade May, Martinez, Pagan, MacGregor & Demsey to Baltimore for Holtzman, Alexander, Grant Jackson, Elrod Henrick & Jim Freeman
  • Jun 15 Rain out! Astrodome cancels game heavy rains make it difficult for visiting team & umpires to get through flooded streets to the stadium
  • Jun 16 Students in Soweto, South Africa, march against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in Black secondary schools
  • Jun 17 ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets & Spurs) merges into NBA
  • Jun 17 Indonesia annexes Portuguese East-Timor
  • Jun 18 A Joseph William Turner watercolor auctioned for £340,000
  • Jun 18 St Louis Cards Lou Brock & Hector Cruz hit inside-the-park HRs
  • Jun 18 Bowie Kuhn voids A's sales, totaling $35 million, of Joe Rudi & Rollie Fingers to Red Sox, & Vida Blue to Yankees
  • Jun 19 US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth
  • Jun 20 76th US Golf Open: Jerry Pate shoots a 277 at Atlanta AC in Duluth Ga
  • Jun 20 Carl Fugate, Starkweather accomplice, paroled
  • Jun 20 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
  • Jun 20 Disney's River Country opens at Bay Lake (closed 2001)
  • Jun 20 UEFA European Championship: Czechoslovakia defeat West Germany 5-3 in penalties after drawing 2-2 during regular time in Belgrade
  • Jun 21 Berlinguers PCI wins election in Italy
  • Jun 22 "Godspell" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 527 performances
  • Jun 22 SD Padre pitcher Randy Jones ties record of 68 innings without a walk
  • Jun 23 CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
  • Jun 23 The U.S. vetoes Angola’s application for membership of the United Nations Security
  • Jun 24 1975 movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany
  • Jun 24 A Principal's office in Hlengisi Primary, Nyanga, outside Cape Town, South Africa, is burnt down; part of the broader resistance against the oppressive new Bantu Education policy of Afrikaans as a teaching medium in their schools
  • Jun 25 Ranger Toby Harrah is only shortstop not to handle a fielding chance in doubleheader
  • Jun 25 The Soweto Uprising in South Africa leaves 174 blacks and two whites dead following 10 days of rioting
  • Jun 25 "The Omen" premieres in the US

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Jun 25 26th Berlin International Film Festival: "Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson" wins the Golden Bear

Lakota Sioux Chief Sitting Bull
Lakota Sioux Chief
Sitting Bull
  • Jun 26 WS shortstop Toby Harrah plays DH without touching a batted ball
  • Jun 27 "Pacific Overtures" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 193 performances
  • Jun 27 Air France Airbus hijacked in Germany to Uganda
  • Jun 27 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Invitational
  • Jun 27 Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president
  • Jun 27 In South Africa, the National President of the Black People's Convention, Kenneth Hlaku Rachidi, declares that riots in Soweto have lead to a new era of political consciousness
  • Jun 27 Air France A-300B Airbus hijacked from Athens arrives at Entebbe, Uganda; four hijackers members Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Bader-Meinhof Gang in Germany
  • Jun 28 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Jun 28 Three British mercenaries are sentenced to death for their part in the Angolan civil war
  • Jun 29 The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
  • Jun 30 John Walker of NZ sets record for 2000 m, 4:51.4

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Camille Martens, gymnist (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jun 2 Adrian Carlos Olivares, Mexico City, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • Jun 2 Elly Hutton, Australian 100m sprinter (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 2 Josef Marha, Havl-brod Cze, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Jun 2 Rachel White, Columbus Nebraska, Miss America-Nebraska (1997)
  • Jun 2 Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso, Queen consort of Lesotho
  • Jun 2 Earl Boykins, American basketball player
  • Jun 2 Tim Rice-Oxley, English musician (Keane), born in Oxford, England
  • Jun 2 Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • Jun 3 Jamie McMurray, American NASCAR driver
  • Jun 3 Yuri Ruley, American drummer
  • Jun 3 Enda Markey, Irish/Australian entertainer
  • Jun 4 Alexei Navalny, Russian political activist, born in Butyn, Soviet Union
  • Jun 5 Ross Noble, British comedian
  • Jun 6 Melanie Sibetang, Miss Northern Marianas Universe (1997)
  • Jun 6 aKido, Canadian musician
  • Jun 6 Geoff Rowley, British skateboarder
  • Jun 7 Cassidy Rae, Clarmont Fla, actress (Sarah-Models Inc, Clarissa)
  • Jun 7 David Diaz, light welterweight boxer (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 7 Necro, Jewish American rapper
  • Jun 8 Lindsay Davenport, Palos Verdes CA, tennis star (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Jun 8 Kenji Johjima, Japanese baseball player
  • Jun 10 Lisa Jean Costantino, Miss USA-Vermont (1997)
  • Jun 10 Hadi Saei Bonehkohal, Persian taekwondoka
  • Jun 10 Freddy García, American baseball player
  • Jun 10 Stefan Postma, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 10 Esther Ouwehand, Dutch politician, parliamentarian for the Party for the Animals
  • Jun 11 Scott Guyton, Tokoroa NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 11 Tai Anderson, American musician (bass player for Third Day)
  • Jun 12 Kristin Alicia Beall Ludecke, Miss America-Florida (1996), born in Eustis, Florida
  • Jun 12 Thomas Sørensen, Danish footballer
  • Jun 13 Kym Marsh, English singer, actress, & T.V. presenter
  • Jun 13 Jason 'J' Brown, English Singer
  • Jun 14 Rita Carvalho, Miss Universe-Portugal (1996)
  • Jun 14 Alan Carr, British Stand-up comedian, Television presenter
  • Jun 14 Massimo Oddo, Italian football player
  • Jun 15 Gary Lightbody, Northern Irish musician (Snow Patrol)
  • Jun 16 Frank van Twillert, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Jun 17 Sven Nys, Belgian mountainbiker & cyclo-crosser
  • Jun 17 Luke Bryan, American country singer (I'll Stay Me), born in Leesburg, Georgia
  • Jun 18 Alana de la Garza, American actress
  • Jun 18 Witte Wartena, Dutch artist
  • Jun 18 Blake Shelton, American Country Singer
  • Jun 19 Darnell Autry, running back (Chicago Bears)
  • Jun 19 Bryan Hughes, English footballer
  • Jun 20 Jerome Fontamillas, Filipino American musician (Switchfoot)
  • Jun 20 Carlos Lee, Panamanian baseball player
  • Jun 20 Rob Mackowiak, American baseball player
  • Jun 20 Juliano Belletti, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 21 Natalia Cronenbold Aguilera, Miss Universe-Bolivia (1996)
  • Jun 21 Antonio Cochran, American football player
  • Jun 21 Mike Einziger, American musician
  • Jun 21 Nigel Lappin, Australian footballer
  • Jun 22 Gordon Moakes, English musician (Bloc Party)
  • Jun 23 Paola Suarez, Argentinian tennis star (1995 Futures-Buenos Aires), born in Pergamino, Argentina
  • Jun 23 Wade Barrett, American soccer player
  • Jun 23 Joe Becker, American musician
  • Jun 23 Patrick Monahan, British comedian
  • Jun 23 Brandon Stokley, American football player
  • Jun 23 Emmanuelle Vaugier, Canadian actress
  • Jun 23 Patrick Vieira, French footballer
  • Jun 24 Tyce Routson, Bellevue Wash, diver (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 24 Louisa Leaman, English author
  • Jun 25 Marina Alofagia McCartney, Miss New Zealand Universe (1997)
  • Jun 25 José Cancela, footballer, Santa Lucía, Uruguay
  • Jun 25 Dubravka Vukotić, female actor, Montenegro, Yugoslavia
  • Jun 26 Ed Jovanoski, Windsor Ont, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • Jun 26 Mpumelo Mbangwa, cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler v Pakistan 1996)
  • Jun 26 Chad Pennington, American football player
  • Jun 27 Johnny Estrada, American baseball player
  • Jun 28 Shinobu Asagoe, Japanese tennis player
  • Jun 28 Seth Wescott, American snowboarder
  • Jun 29 Sandhya Chib, Miss Universe-India (1996)
  • Jun 29 Bret McKenzie, New Zealand musician
  • Jun 30 Brian Rocheleleau, kayak (alt-olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 6 Pittsburgh Steelers quaterback Terry Bradshaw (27) weds ice skater Jo Jo Starbuck (25) at Bel-Air Hotel in Los Angeles
  • Jun 19 King Charles XVI Gustaf of Sweden marries Silvia Renate Sommerlath in Stockholm Cathedral, 1st Swedish reigning monarch to marry since 1797
  • Jun 21 Country singer Reba McEntire (21) weds national steer wrestling champion Charlie Battles
  • Jun 25 Actor Peter Lawford (52) weds aspiring actress Deborah Gould (25)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Pieter Balledux, actor/stage manager/resistance fighter, dies at 89
  • Jun 2 Alan Dewitt, actor (Mr Tyler-It's About Time), dies at 52
  • Jun 2 Bartoes, [Albertus J Wijstma], cabaret performer/comic, dies at 73
  • Jun 2 Juan José Torres, former President of Bolivia, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor
  • Jun 5 Walter Field, entertainer, dies at 101
  • Jun 5 Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)

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Jun 6 J. Paul Getty, American oil magnate and billionaire (Getty Oil), dies at 83

Industrialist J. Paul Getty
Industrialist
J. Paul Getty
  • Jun 6 Victor Varconi, actor (Divine Lady, King of Kings), dies at 85
  • Jun 7 Bobby Hackett, jazz cornetist/orchestra leader (Air time '57), dies at 61
  • Jun 9 James A Farley, US Postmaster General (1932-38), dies at 88
  • Jun 9 Paul T B Rodenko, Dutch poet/writer (Never Marry a Witch), dies at 55
  • Jun 9 Sybil Thorndike, actress (Melba, Major Barbara), dies at 93
  • Jun 10 Adolph Zukor, Hungarian/US fur trader/movie producer, dies at 103
  • Jun 11 Jim Konstanty, American baseball player (b. 1917)
  • Jun 13 Don Bolles, US journalist (against Arizona), dies
  • Jun 15 Jimmy Dykes, baseball player and manager (b. 1896)
  • Jun 16 Francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed
  • Jun 16 Victor Dalby Lord, fictional character on "One Life to Live", dies at 59
  • Jun 20 Lou Klein, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • Jun 21 Margaret Herrick, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences director (b. 1902)

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Jun 25 Johnny Mercer, US songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer
  • Jun 28 Stanley Baker, actor (Accident, Guns of Navarone), dies at 49
  • Jun 29 Leonora Summers, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 30 Firpo Marberry, baseball player (b. 1898)