What Happened in November 1976

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" opens at Playhouse NYC for 16 performances
  • Nov 1 Britain gives Gilbert Island (Kiribati) self rule
  • Nov 1 W German Generals Krupinski and Franke admit to having been Nazis

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Nov 2 Jimmy Carter (D) defeats Gerald Ford (R) for US President

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Nov 2 NJ voters approve gambling for Atlantic City
  • Nov 2 SD Padre Randy Jones wins NL Cy Young
  • Nov 3 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA/Japan Mizuno Golf

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Nov 4 1st mass-market free-agent reentry draft, Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Gullett, Tenace, Fingers, Baylor, Grich & McCovey, available

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Nov 5 Balt Jim Palmer wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 5 New AL franchises in Seattle & Toronto fill up their rosters
  • Nov 5 Pirates trade Manny Sanguillen & $100,000 to A's for mgr Chuck Tanner
  • Nov 5 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Nov 6 Benjamin Hooks, succeeds Roy Wilkins as executive director of NAACP
  • Nov 6 Former Twins relief ace Bill Campbell is 1st free-agent to sign with a new team, joining the Red Sox for $1 million over 4 years
  • Nov 7 "Gone With the Wind" televised
  • Nov 8 A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.
  • Nov 9 Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame career
  • Nov 9 UN General Assembly condemns apartheid in South Africa
  • Nov 10 Utah Supreme Court approves execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore
  • Nov 14 "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" closes at Playhouse NYC after 16 performances
  • Nov 14 Cleveland Browns' Jerry Sherk sets club record with 4 sacks
  • Nov 14 War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing
  • Nov 14 Satire film drama "Network" directed by Sidney Lumet premieres in Los Angeles and New York City
  • Nov 15 Syrian army conquers Beirut
  • Nov 16 René Levesque's Parti Québécois wins elections in Quebec

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Nov 16 Rick Barry (SF), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • Nov 17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Nov 18 Spain's parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship
  • Nov 18 Yanks sign free agent Don Gullett

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Nov 19 George Harrison releases "This Song"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Nov 19 Patty Hearst is freed on $15 million bail
  • Nov 19 Jaime Ornelas Camacho takes office as the first President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal.
  • Nov 20 George Harrison appears on "Saturday Night Live"
  • Nov 20 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-Hong Kong Golf Open

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 21 "Rocky" directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sylvester Stallone premieres in New York (Best Picture 1977)

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
  • Nov 21 26th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins
  • Nov 22 Algeria Constitution goes into effect
  • Nov 22 Comic strip "Cathy" by Cathy Guisewite debuts
  • Nov 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 23 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 23 Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
  • Nov 24 NBA Atlanta Hawks end a 28 game road losing streak
  • Nov 24 Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award

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Nov 25 O.J. Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Nov 25 The Band's farewell concert at SF's Winterland Ballroom
  • Nov 25 Viking 1 radio signals from Mars help prove the general theory of relativity
  • Nov 25 NYPD officer Robert Torsney shoots unarmed youth Randolph Evans while answering response at youth's Brooklyn home
  • Nov 26 German DR deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
  • Nov 26 Ringo releases "Hey Baby" single
  • Nov 26 Sex Pistols release their debut single "Anarchy In The UK"

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 26 Willy Brandt elected chairman of Socialist International

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • Nov 27 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Colgate-Far East Golf Championship
  • Nov 27 41st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 38-7 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 64th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 23-20
  • Nov 29 NY Yankees sign free agent Reggie Jackson to 5-year contract
  • Nov 30 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Matt Chapman, American cartoonist and voice actor
  • Nov 1 Logan Marshall-Green, American actor
  • Nov 2 Sidney Ponson, Aruban baseball player
  • Nov 3 Guillermo Franco, Argentine-Mexican footballer
  • Nov 4 Bruno Junqueira, Brazilian racing driver
  • Nov 4 Mario Melchiot, Dutch footballer
  • Nov 6 Laurie Baker, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-gold-98)
  • Nov 6 Mike Herrera, American singer and bassist (MxPx)
  • Nov 6 Jodi Martin, Australian singer-songwriter
  • Nov 6 Pat Tillman, American football player (d. 2004)
  • Nov 6 Catherine Clark, Canadian journalist; daughter of Joe Clark
  • Nov 7 Mark Philippoussis, Australia, tennis star (140 MPH serve)
  • Nov 7 Zahir Raheem, bantamweight boxer (Olympics-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 7 One Be Lo, hip-hop artist
  • Nov 8 Brett Lee, cricketer (brother of Shane, AIS representative)
  • Nov 8 Colin Strause, American director
  • Nov 9 Laura Csortan, Miss Universe-Congeniality (Australia, 1997)
  • Nov 10 Steffen Iversen, Norwegian footballer
  • Nov 10 Shefki Kuqi, Finnish footballer
  • Nov 11 Lisa Gleave, American actress and model
  • Nov 11 Jason Grilli, American baseball player
  • Nov 11 Jesse Keeler, Canadian musician
  • Nov 12 Scott Mark Cameron, Dunedin NZ, 4x200m relay swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 12 Mirosław Szymkowiak, Polish footballer
  • Nov 12 Judith Holofernes, German singer (Wir sind Helden)
  • Nov 13 Hiroshi Tanahashi, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Nov 13 Kelly Sotherton, English heptathlete
  • Nov 14 Chris Demetral, Royal Oaks MI, actor (Dolly Dearest)
  • Nov 15 Jessica Amey, 100m butterfly/4 x 100 (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 15 Brandon DiCamillo, American comedian
  • Nov 15 Virginie Ledoyen, French actress
  • Nov 16 Juha Pasoja, Finnish footballer
  • Nov 16 Danny Wallace, British author
  • Nov 17 Brandon Call, American actor (Baywatch, Blind Fury, Step by Step), born in Torrance, California
  • Nov 17 Dafne Zeledon, Miss Universe-Costa Rica (1996)
  • Nov 17 Diane Neal, American actress
  • Nov 18 Sandy Zubrin, Tamuning Guam, US diver (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 18 Shagrath, Norwegian singer (Dimmu Borgir)
  • Nov 18 Mona Zaki, Egyptian Actress
  • Nov 19 Petr Sykora, Pizen CZE, NHL forward (Team Czech Rep, NJ Devils)
  • Nov 19 Jun Shibata, Japanese singer and songwriter
  • Nov 19 Benny Vansteelant, Belgian duathlete (d. 2007)
  • Nov 19 Stylianos Venetidis, Greek soccer player
  • Nov 20 Dominique Dawes, Silver Spring Md, gymnast (Olympics-gold/brz-92, 96)
  • Nov 20 Elisa Blair, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 20 Jason Thompson, Canadian actor
  • Nov 20 Theodoros Velkos, badminton player
  • Nov 21 Saleem Elahi, cricketer (bro of Manzoor Pak, Test opener v Aust 1995)
  • Nov 21 Martin Meichelbeck, German footballer
  • Nov 21 Daniel Whiston, British ice skater
  • Nov 22 Taryn Mansell, Aruba, Miss Universe-2nd place (1996)
  • Nov 22 Torsten Frings, German footballer
  • Nov 22 Adrian Bakalli, Belgian footballer
  • Nov 22 Regina Halmich, German female boxer
  • Nov 22 Ville Valo, Finnish singer (HIM)
  • Nov 23 Adriana Cano Garcia, Miss Uruguay Universe (1997)
  • Nov 23 Page Kennedy, American actor
  • Nov 24 Chen Lu, China, figure skater (Olympics-Bronze-94)
  • Nov 24 Dave Aizer, American television host
  • Nov 25 Donovan McNabb, American football player
  • Nov 25 Clint Mathis, American soccer player
  • Nov 26 Maven Huffman, American professional wrestler
  • Nov 26 Brian Schneider, American baseball player
  • Nov 27 Chad Kilger, Cornwall, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Nov 27 Jaleel White, actor (Steve Urkel-Family Matters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 27 Saqlain Mushtaq, cricketer (Pakistan Test off-spinner 1995)
  • Nov 27 Tyrone Sutton, American singer (Perfect gentlemen) and Muslim chaplain
  • Nov 27 Jean Grae, South African-born rapper
  • Nov 29 Anna Faris, American actress (Mom), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 29 Michalis Kakiouzis, Greek basketball player
  • Nov 29 Ehren McGhehey, American actor
  • Nov 30 Shaneika Lightbourne, Miss Universe-Turks & Caicos (1996)
  • Nov 30 Josh Lewsey, English rugby union footballer
  • Nov 30 Cypher Zero, American circus innovator (New York Circus Arts)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 24 Singer-songwriter Donna Summer (27) divorces actor Helmuth Sommer after 5 years of marriage

Singer Donna Summer
Donna Summer

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Oscar Beregi Jr, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in the City), dies at 58
  • Nov 9 Billy Halop, actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family), dies at 56
  • Nov 11 Alexander Calder, American sculptor (mobiles), dies at 78
  • Nov 11 E Q Davies, cricketer (9 runs & 7 wickets in 5 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Nov 12 Walter Hamor Piston, US composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 12 Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1893)
  • Nov 15 Jean Gabin, French actor (Quai des Brumes), dies at 72
  • Nov 17 Victor Alessandro, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 18 Man Ray, US artist (Dada), dies at 86
  • Nov 19 Sir Basil Spence, British architect (b. 1907)
  • Nov 20 Trofim Lysenko, Stalinist biologist (b. 1898)
  • Nov 21 Niles Welch, actor (Cornered), dies at 88
  • Nov 22 Rupert Davies, actor (Zeppelin, Oblong Box), dies at 59

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Nov 23 Andre Malraux, [Berger], author (Conquerors)/min of Culture, dies at 75

Novelist André Malraux
André Malraux
  • Nov 28 Robert Fleming, composer, dies at 55
  • Nov 28 Rosalind Russell, actress (Mame), dies of cancer at 68
  • Nov 29 Godfrey Cambridge, actor (Watermelon Man), dies at 43
  • Nov 29 Judith Lowry, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays ...), dies at 86
  • Nov 30 Fritz Rasp, actor (Diary of a Lost Girl), dies at 85