What Happened in 1976 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 696

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Jul 1 Kenneth Gibson, is 1st black president of US Conference of Mayors
  • Jul 1 Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 83rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong (63 46 86)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jul 2 Formal reunification of North & South Vietnam
  • Jul 2 Supreme Court rules death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual
  • Jul 2 Ramble Inn attack: the Ulster Volunteer Force killed 6 civilians (5 Protestants, 1 Catholic) in a gun attack at a pub near Antrim; the pub was targeted because it was owned by Catholics

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 90th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Ilie Năstase (64 62 97)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • Jul 3 Adolfo Suarez becomes premier of Spain
  • Jul 3 Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys after 12 years apart
  • Jul 3 Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers
  • Jul 4 Opening ceremony of the Dai Bosatsu monastery Catskill Mt NY
  • Jul 4 Operation Entebbe - Israel rescues 229 Air France hostage passengers In Uganda (3 hostages die along with Ugandan soldiers and Israeli soldier)
  • Jul 4 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Bloomington Golf Classic Bicentennial
  • Jul 6 Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station
  • Jul 7 Lt General Vernon A Walters, USA, ends term as deputy director of CIA; succeeded by E Henry Knoche
  • Jul 8 Randy Jones wins NL record 16 games before All Star break
  • Jul 9 England all out for 71 v WI at Old Trafford, Holding 14 5-7-17-5
  • Jul 9 Houston Astro Larry Dierker no-hits Montreal Expos, 6-0
  • Jul 9 Uganda asks UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe
  • Jul 10 105th British Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Royal Birkdale
  • Jul 10 Chemical factory in Seveso, near Milan explodes covering the surrounding area in dioxin
  • Jul 10 One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
  • Jul 11 1st US football club in Austria forms (FAAFC-1st Austrian American)
  • Jul 11 31st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
  • Jul 11 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 11 In pre-game promo at Atlanta County Stadium, 34 couples wed at home plate followed by Championship Wrestling "Headlocks & Wedlocks"
  • Jul 12 Ian Dury & Kilburns disband
  • Jul 12 1st "Family Feud" game show debuts on ABC hosted by Richard Dawson
  • Jul 13 47th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
  • Jul 13 All star MVP: George Foster (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 13 Court martial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin (Hunt for Red Oct)
  • Jul 13 Last day of Test Cricket for English all-rounder Brian Close, aged 45

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 14 Jimmy Carter wins Democratic presidential nomination in NYC

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Jul 14 USSR banishes dissident Andrei Amalrik to Netherlands
  • Jul 15 36-hr kidnap of 26 school children & their bus driver in Calif
  • Jul 16 Rock duo Loggins & Messina break-up after 6 years
  • Jul 17 21st modern Olympic games opens in Montreal: 25 African teams (later rising to 33 nations) boycott the games due to New Zealand playing rugby in apartheid South Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 Indonesian president Suharto annexes East Timor

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
  • Jul 18 "Something's Afoot" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • Jul 18 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • Jul 18 Stockhausens "Sirius" premieres in NYC
  • Jul 18 Thiokol conducts 2-min firing of space shuttle's SRB at Brigham, Ut
  • Jul 18 Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
  • Jul 18 63rd Tour de France won by Lucien Van Impe of Belgium
  • Jul 19 Rock group Deep Purple disbands
  • Jul 19 Allman Brother's roadie Scooter Herring sentenced to 75 years for providing drugs for the group, based on Gregg Allman's testimony
  • Jul 19 Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 20 Hank Aaron hits 755th & last home run off Angels Dick Drago

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Jul 20 US Viking 1 lands on Mars at Chryse Planitia, 1st Martian landing
  • Jul 20 Vietnam War: The US military completes its troop withdrawal from Thailand.
  • Jul 20 Rev. Samuel Mutendi, founder of the first African Independent Church, dies
  • Jul 21 "Guys & Dolls" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 239 performances
  • Jul 21 1st outbreak of "Legionnaire's Disease" kills 29 in Philadelphia
  • Jul 21 Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, and his secretary Judith Cook are assassinated by a bomb planted by the Provisional IRA in his car in Dublin
  • Jul 21 9th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • Jul 22 "Let My People Come" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 106 performances
  • Jul 23 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0 (52,895)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 23 Balt Oriole Reggie Jackson homers in 6th straight game

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jul 23 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 23 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 23 Wings release "Let 'em In"
  • Jul 24 John Naber is 1st to swin 200m backstroke under 2 minutes
  • Jul 25 Annegret Richter runs 100m (11.01)
  • Jul 25 Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jul 27 8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese
  • Jul 27 Japanese ex-premier Tanaka arrested (Lockheed Affair)
  • Jul 28 Tangshan Earthquake: over 240,000 killed (8.2 magnitude). Largest loss of life by an earthquake in the 20th century
  • Jul 28 Eldon Joersz & Geo Morgan set world air speed record of 3,530 kph

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 899

  • Apr 22 Milena Mayorga, Miss Universe-El Salvador (1996)
  • Apr 22 Michał Żewłakow, Polish footballer
  • Apr 23 Tamas Buday Jr, Budapest Hungary, Canadian canoeist (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 24 Shane McDermott, actor (Garrett Booth-Swan's Crossing)
  • Apr 24 Sonya Jeyaseelan, Newestminster BC, tennis star (1995 Futures Fla)
  • Apr 24 Steve Finnan, Irish footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 25 Tim Duncan, American NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), born in Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands

NBA Power Forward Tim Duncan
NBA Power Forward
Tim Duncan
  • Apr 25 Rainer Schüttler, German tennis player
  • Apr 25 Gilberto, Brazilian footballer
  • Apr 26 Sarah Tueting, ice hockey goalie (USA, Oly-98)
  • Apr 27 Walter Pandiani, Uruguayan footballer
  • Apr 27 Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer and composer
  • Apr 27 Sally Hawkins, English film actress
  • Apr 29 God Shammgod, NBA guard (Wash Wizards)
  • Apr 29 Nayla Micherif, Miss Brazil Universe (1997)
  • Apr 29 Jay Orpin, Swedish composer and producer
  • Apr 30 Amanda Palmer, American musician (The Dresden Dolls)
  • May 1 Darius McCrary, actor (Edward Winslow-Family Matters)
  • May 2 Ailleen Damiles, Miss Universe-Philippines/Miss Photogenic (1996)
  • May 2 Nancy Feber, Antwerp Belgium, tennis star
  • May 3 Jeff Halpern, American ice hockey player
  • May 4 Heather Kozar, playmate (Jan, 1998), born in Akron, Ohio
  • May 4 Ben Grieve, American baseball player
  • May 4 Jason Michaels, American baseball player
  • May 5 Sage Stallone, Sylvester's son/actor (Rocky V)
  • May 5 Anastasios Pantos, Greek footballer
  • May 5 Juan Pablo Sorín, Argentine footballer
  • May 6 Lindsay Page, Madison Wis, figure skater (1997 E Great Lakes Sr-3rd)
  • May 7 Nicholas Butcher, field hockey midfielder/forward (Olympics-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 8 Oleg Tverdovsky, Donetsk Ukr, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • May 8 Martha Wainwright, Canadian American musician and songwriter
  • May 8 Ian "H" Watkins, pop singer (Steps)
  • May 9 Faye Johnstone, archer (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • May 10 Stuart Braithwaite, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
  • May 10 Rob Malda, American internet writer/editor (Slashdot)
  • May 10 Udo Mechels, Belgian singer
  • May 10 Aggeliki Tsiolakoudi, Greek javelin thrower
  • May 12 Matthew P Newmark, actor (Joseph Carroll-Guns of Paradise)
  • May 13 Mark Delaney, Welsh footballer
  • May 14 Terrance Cauthen, lightweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • May 14 Hunter Burgan, American musician (AFI)
  • May 14 Brian Lawrence, American baseball player
  • May 14 Martine McCutcheon, British actress
  • May 15 Eric DuBose, Bradenton Fl, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • May 15 Adolfo Bautista, Mexican footballer
  • May 15 Jacek Krzynówek, Polish footballer
  • May 15 Ryan Leaf, American football player
  • May 17 Anna Windsor, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 17 Daniel Komen, Nyaru Kenya, 5k runner
  • May 17 Peter Devine, fencer-foil (Olympics-96), born in NYC, New York
  • May 17 José Guillén, Dominican baseball player
  • May 17 Lee-Hom Wang, American-born Taiwanese musician and composer
  • May 18 Ron Mercer, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • May 19 Kevin Garnett, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • May 20 Ramón Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
  • May 20 Tomoya Satozaki, Japanese baseball player
  • May 21 Deron Miller, American rock musician
  • May 21 Kardinal Offishall, Canadian rapper
  • May 22 Christian Vande Velde, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 23 Kelly Marie Monaco, playmate (April, 1997), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 23 Melanie Joyce Bell, Vernon New Jersey, Miss America-New Jersey (1997)
  • May 23 Ricardinho, Brazilian footballer
  • May 24 Alessandro Cortini, Italian musician
  • May 24 Catherine Cox, Australian netballer
  • May 24 Bob Maesen, Belgian flatwater canoer
  • May 25 Tarik Glenn, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • May 25 Cillian Murphy, Irish actor
  • May 25 Ethan Suplee, American actor
  • May 25 Sandra Nasic, German singer (Guano Apes)
  • May 26 Benji Gregory, Encino California, actor (Brian Tanner-Alf)
  • May 26 Markus Wieland, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • May 26 Scott Humphries, Greely Colo, tennis star (1995 doubles Binghampton)
  • May 26 Justin Pierre, American singer (Motion City Soundtrack)
  • May 27 Richard Park, Seoul Kor, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
  • May 27 RJD2, American hip-hop producer
  • May 28 Liam O'Brien, American voice actor
  • May 28 Alexei Nemov, Russian gymnast
  • May 28 Glenn Morrison, Rugby League Player
  • May 29 David Buckner, American musician (Papa Roach)
  • May 29 Caçapa, Brazilian footballer
  • May 29 Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball player
  • May 29 Yūsuke Iseya, Japanese model and actor
  • May 30 Omri Hairi Katz, actor (Marshall Teller-Eerie Indiana), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 30 Magnus Norman, Swedish tennis player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 31 Colin Farrell, Irish actor (In Bruges, Minority Report), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • May 31 Matt Harpring, American basketball player
  • 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)
  • 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 5 Ross Noble, British comedian
  • Jun 6 Melanie Sibetang, Miss Northern Marianas Universe (1997)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 327 of 327

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