What Happened in 1976 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 696

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Sep 24 Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by US President Jimmy Carter

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Sep 25 "Porgy & Bess" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 122 performances
  • Sep 25 Expo's last game at Montreal's Jarry Park

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Sep 25 Bono, David Evans, his brother Dik and Adam Clayton respond to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band, which would eventually become U2

Rocker Bono
  • Sep 26 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 26 Denver's Rick Upchurch returns 2 punts for TDs against Cleveland
  • Sep 26 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf
  • Sep 26 Phillies clinch their 1st NL East Division title
  • Sep 27 TV drama “Dawn: Portrait of A Teenage Runaway", starring Eve Plumb premieres on US network NBC

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Sep 28 A&M sues George Harrison who fails to meet deadline for LP completion

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Sep 28 US Congress passes Toxic Substances Control Act

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 28 Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Sep 29 "Alice" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 2nd Chamber recognizes Dutch Liberals/social democratic abortion law
  • Sep 29 Boy George expelled from school
  • Sep 29 SF Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0
  • Sep 29 Syria drives Palestinian guerrillas out of Lebanon
  • Sep 29 Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Dodger manager
  • Sep 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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Sep 29 Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Oct 1 1st Dutch casino opens
  • Oct 2 "Let My People Come" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 106 performances

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Oct 3 Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat & drives in his 2,297th run

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Oct 3 Helmuth Kohl's CDU wins German parliament election
  • Oct 4 Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns due to telling a racial joke
  • Oct 4 Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers
  • Oct 4 Official launch of the Intercity 125 High Speed Train (HST).
  • Oct 5 Seattle & Toronto picks 30 unprotected players on other AL rosters Ruppert Jones (Seattle) & Bob Bailor (Toronto) are picked 1st
  • Oct 6 "Gang of Four" arrested in Beijing
  • Oct 6 John Hathaway completes 50,600 mile bicycle tour of every continent

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Oct 6 US President Gerald Ford says there is "no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe"

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Oct 6 Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, explode onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados, killing all 73 people on board
  • Oct 8 Sex Pistols sign with EMI
  • Oct 9 "Robber Bridegroom" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances
  • Oct 9 Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on debut NZ v Pak Javed 1st wkt
  • Oct 9 Test Cricket debut of Javed Miandad (Pakistan), scores 163 on 1st day
  • Oct 9 Yanks 1st AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1

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Oct 10 Beijing reports arrest of Mao Zedong's widow

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • Oct 10 NJ Meadowlands' Giant's Stadium opens
  • Oct 10 Greece's 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33
  • Oct 11 10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins

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Oct 11 Mao Zedong's widow Jiang Qing & "Gang of Four" arrested & charged with plotting a coup

Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing
  • Oct 12 4th Space Shuttle Enterprise, approach & land test (ALT) flight
  • Oct 12 Hua Guo-feng succeeds Mao Zedong as chairman of Communist Party
  • Oct 12 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 13 A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
  • Oct 13 First electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, working at the C.D.C.
  • Oct 14 Chris Chambliss' 9th inning lead off homer gives NY Yanks pennant #30

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Oct 14 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman

Economist Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman
  • Oct 14 Soyuz 23 carries 2 to Salyut 6, but returns without docking
  • Oct 14 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 15 1st debate of major-ticket VP nominees Mondale (D) vs Dole (R)

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Oct 15 Ringo Starr releases "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Oct 16 Soyuz 23 returns to Earth
  • Oct 16 Toronto Maple Leaf Lanny McDonald scores a hat trick in 2 min 54 sec
  • Oct 17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Oct 17 Coldest World Series game Yankees vs Cincinnati, 39 degrees F (until 1997)
  • Oct 18 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to American William Lipscomb
  • Oct 19 US President Gerald Ford signs 1st major revision of copyright law since 1909
  • Oct 19 Battle of Aishiya, Lebanon during Lebanese Civil War.
  • Oct 20 70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince
  • Oct 20 NY Nets Julius "Dr J" Erving sold to Philadelphia 76ers
  • Oct 21 Cincinnati Reds sweep NY Yankees, in 73rd World Series

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Oct 21 NY Knicks retire 1st number, # 19, Willis Reed

NBA Center and Power Forward Willis Reed
NBA Center and Power Forward
Willis Reed
  • Oct 21 NY Yankee Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles

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Oct 21 Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Saul Bellow

Novelist Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow

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Oct 22 Rick Barry (SF), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • Oct 22 Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.
  • Oct 24 1st Jewish film & TV festival
  • Oct 24 6th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:39:11
  • Oct 24 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
  • Oct 24 Hua Guofeng succeeds Mao as China's party leader
  • Oct 24 Sadiq & Mushtaq Mohammad score hundreds in same Test Cricket innings v NZ
  • Oct 24 27th Formula One WDC: James Hunt wins by one point (this season served as the inspiration for the 2013 film "Rush")
  • Oct 24 1st Toronto International Film Festival opens
  • Oct 25 5th Enterprise, approach & lands test (ALT) flight
  • Oct 25 Gov Wallace grants full pardon to Clarence Norris, last known survivor of 9 Scottsboro Boys who were convicted in 1931 rape
  • Oct 26 Transkei gains independence, not recognized outside of South Africa
  • Oct 26 Trinidad & Tobago becomes a republic
  • Oct 28 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (NY Yankees)
  • Oct 28 Train collision at Goes Neth, 7 die
  • Oct 30 "Going Up" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Oct 30 Jane Pauley becomes news co-anchor of Today Show
  • Oct 30 Rev Joseph Evans elected president of United Church of Christ
  • Oct 31 Javed Miandad, 206 v NZ, age 19 yrs 141 days (29 fours 1 six)
  • 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
  • Nov 2 Jimmy Carter (D) defeats Gerald Ford (R) for US President
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 898

  • Jul 16 Bobby Lashley, American Professional Wrestler
  • Jul 16 Carlos Humberto Paredes, Paraguyan footballer
  • Jul 17 Dagmara Dominczyk, Polish actress
  • Jul 17 Eric Winter, American actor
  • Jul 17 Matthew Holmes, Australian actor
  • Jul 18 Elsa Pataky, Spanish actress
  • Jul 19 R J Williams, actor (General Hospital, Full House)
  • Jul 19 Gonzalo de los Santos, Uruguayan footballer
  • Jul 19 Vinessa Shaw, American actress
  • Jul 19 Benedict Cumberbatch, actor (12 Years a Slave, Sherlock), born in London, England
  • Jul 20 Erica Hill, American news anchor
  • Jul 20 Debashish Mohanty, Indian cricketer
  • Jul 20 Andrew Stockdale, Australian musician (Wolfmother)
  • Jul 20 Alex Yoong, Malaysian racing driver
  • Jul 23 Inger Lise Ebeltoft, Miss Universe-Norway (1996)
  • Jul 23 Judit Polgár, Hungarian chess player
  • Jul 23 Jonathan Gallant, Canadian musician (Billy Talent)
  • Jul 24 Anita Nall, US, breaststroke swimmer (Olympics-gold-1992)
  • Jul 24 Chris[tian] Patrick Raymond Ahrens, Whitefish Bay Wis, rower (Oly-96)
  • Jul 24 Scott Logan, Brisbane QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 24 Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese Formula One driver
  • Jul 24 Nate Bump, American baseball player
  • Jul 25 Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan, Macedonian poet
  • Jul 25 Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Jul 26 Brad Wilkins, American architect
  • Jul 27 Mwadi Mabika, WNBA guard/forward (LA Sparks)
  • Jul 27 Scott Mason, Australian cricketer (d. 2005)
  • Jul 28 Jacoby Shaddix, American singer (Papa Roach)
  • Jul 30 Julio Gonzalez, Baja California, Mexico, light heavyweight boxer (WBO Champion 2003-2004), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 31 Joshua Cain, American musician (Motion City Soundtrack)
  • Jul 31 Paulo Wanchope, Costa Rican footballer
  • Aug 1 David Nemirovsky, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 1 Eryn Bulmer, diver (Olympics-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Aug 1 Nwankwo Kanu, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Aug 1 Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer
  • Aug 1 Søren Jochumsen, Danish footballer
  • Aug 1 Kevin Joseph, American baseball player
  • Aug 2 Michael Weiss, figure skater (1997 World Champ-7th), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 2 Reyes Estévez, Spanish athlete
  • Aug 2 Sam Worthington, Australian actor
  • Aug 3 Sarybel Velila, Miss Universe-Puerto Rico (1996)
  • Aug 3 Troy Glaus, Tarzana CA, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Aug 4 Andrew McLeod, Australian footballer
  • Aug 5 Germain Wattamaleo, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Aug 5 Marian Pahars, Latvian footballer
  • Aug 5 Kwon Sang-woo, South Korean actor
  • Aug 6 Parmeso Emekrasha, Buddhist Monk
  • Aug 6 Soleil Moon Frye, Glendora California, actress (Punky Brewster)
  • Aug 6 Travis Kalanick, American entrepreneur (Red Swoosh, Uber), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 7 Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer
  • Aug 7 Shane Lechler, American football player
  • Aug 8 Liraz Mesilaty, Miss Universe-Israel (1996)
  • Aug 8 JC Chasez, American singer (*NSYNC)
  • Aug 8 Tawny Cypress, American actress
  • Aug 8 Drew Lachey, American singer
  • Aug 8 Seung-Yeop Lee, Korean baseball player
  • Aug 8 Jeff Simmons, American race car driver
  • Aug 9 Jessica Capshaw, American actress
  • Aug 9 Rhona Mitra, English actress
  • Aug 9 Aled Haydn Jones, Radio 1's The Chris Moyles show Producer
  • Aug 10 Michael Depoli, American wrestler
  • Aug 11 Lubomir Visnovsky, Topolcany CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • Aug 11 Will Friedle, actor (Eric-Boy Meets World, Gift of Love), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Aug 11 Ben Gibbard, American musician (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service)
  • Aug 11 Bubba Crosby, American baseball player
  • Aug 11 Erick Lindgren, American poker player
  • Aug 12 Antoine Walker, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • Aug 12 Mikko Viljami "Linde" Lindström, Finnish guitarist
  • Aug 12 Wednesday 13, American musician (Wednesday 13, Murderdolls)
  • Aug 12 Richard McCourt, English children's television presenter
  • Aug 12 Henry Tuilagi, Samoan rugby player
  • Aug 12 Pedro Collins, West Indian cricketer
  • Aug 14 Alex Albrecht, American actor
  • Aug 14 Maya Nasri, Lebanese actress and singer
  • Aug 14 Steve Braun, Canadian actor
  • Aug 15 Boudewijn Send, soccer player (PSV)
  • Aug 15 Ger Unterluggauer, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • Aug 16 Jonatan Johansson, Finnish footballer
  • Aug 16 Dave Ockun, American concert producer
  • Aug 17 Scott Halberstadt, American actor
  • Aug 18 Daphnee Lynn Duplaix, playmate (July 1997), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • Aug 18 Tom Malchow, US, 200m butterfly/free (Olympics-silver-96)
  • Aug 18 Bryan Volpenhein, American rower
  • Aug 20 Chris Drury, American hockey player
  • Aug 21 Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican American soccer player
  • Aug 22 Jim Weaver, Northridge California, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Aug 22 Lia Victoria Borrero, Miss Panama Universe (1997)
  • Aug 23 Kate Sobrero, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 23 Linette Smith, Miss Universe-British Virgin Islands (1996)
  • Aug 23 Scott Caan, American actor
  • Aug 24 Bjorn van der Doelen, Dutch soccer player (PSV)
  • Aug 24 Nordin Wooter, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • Aug 25 Philippe Comtois, Canadian 3m springboard diver (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 25 Sam Mackinnon, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Aug 25 Sarah Nadeau, Portland Maine, Miss America-Maine (1997)
  • Aug 25 Alexander Skarsgård, Swedish actor
  • Aug 26 Carey Tally, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Aug 26 Amaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh)
  • Aug 26 Zemfira, Russian singer
  • Aug 27 Cartos Moya, Spain, tennis star

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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