Historical Events for Year 1976

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Jan 1st - "Musical Jubilee" closes at St James Theater NYC after 92 performances
Jan 1st - Liberty Bell moves to new home behind Independence Hall
Jan 1st - NBC replaces the peacock logo
Jan 1st - Venezuela nationalizes oil fields
Jan 1st - After 45 years of coaching, Paul Brown announces his retirement from the National Football League
Jan 1st - 42nd Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #5 Michigan, 14-6
Jan 3rd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Jan 4th - "Candide" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 740 performances
Jan 4th - "Home Sweet Homer" opens & closes at Palace Theater NYC
Jan 4th - 64th Men's Australian Open: Mark Edmondson beats John Newcombe (6-7, 6-3, 7-6, 6-1)
Jan 4th - The Ulster Volunteer Force shoot dead 6 Catholic civilians in 2 co-ordinated attacks in County Armagh, North Ireland
Jan 4th - 64th Women's Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Renata Tomanova (6-2, 6-2)
Jan 4th - AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Oakland Raiders 16-10
Jan 4th - NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Los Angeles Rams 37-7
American Football Coach Paul BrownAmerican Football Coach Paul Brown Jan 5th - "MacNeil-Lehrer Report" premieres on PBS
Jan 5th - Cambodia is renamed "Democratic Kampuchea"
Jan 5th - Greg Chappell scores 182* at SCG against West Indies
Jan 5th - In retaliation for the Reavey and O'Dowd killings, the South Armagh Republican Action Force shoot dead 10 Protestant civilians after stopping their minibus in County Armagh
Jan 6th - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
Jan 6th - Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million
Jan 8th - Franklin Mint strikes 1st gold coins for Netherlands Antilles
Jan 9th - Bryan Trottier failed in 4th Islander penalty shot
Jan 9th - C. W. McCall CB song "Convoy" hit #1 on the country music charts
Jan 9th - Ringo releases "Oh My My" in UK
Jan 11th - "Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 193 perfs
Jan 11th - Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consecutive national figure skating championship
NHL Star Bryan TrottierNHL Star Bryan Trottier Jan 11th - Military coup in Ecuador, Pres Guillermo Lara leaves
Jan 11th - Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures," premieres in NYC
Jan 11th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka
Jan 12th - UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Organisation
Jan 13th - Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at NYC Metropolitan Opera House as she led orchestra in a performance of "La Traviata"
Jan 14th - "The Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)
Jan 14th - Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves
Jan 15th - Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot Pres Ford
Jan 15th - US-German Helios B solar probe launched into solar orbit
Jan 15th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Jan 16th - "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
Jan 16th - Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive"
Musician Barry ManilowMusician Barry Manilow Jan 17th - "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1
Jan 17th - Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency
Jan 18th - Super Bowl X: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh, WR
Jan 20th - 29th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-5 at Phila
Jan 21st - Supersonic Concorde, 1st commercial flights, by Britain & France
Jan 22nd - Bank robbery in Beirut nets $20-50 million (record)
Jan 23rd - Ian Redpath hits his only 2 sixes in Cricket Tests, v WI Adelaide
Jan 23rd - Wash Caps end 25 game winless streak (0-22-3) beat NY Rangers 7-5
Jan 23rd - The Provisional Irish Republican Army truce of February 1975 is officially brought to an end
Jan 23rd - The results to U.S. advice columnist Ann Landers' question (if they could do it all over, would parents still become parents) state that 70% of 10,000 responding parents were negative about being parents
Jan 24th - Cleveland Cavaliers biggest margin victory-43 pts (beat Milwaukee 132-89)
Boxing Champ George ForemanBoxing Champ George Foreman Jan 24th - George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round of a real slugfest
Jan 24th - 33rd Golden Globes: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Jack Nicholson, & Louise Fletcher win
Jan 25th - Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut Ind v NZ Auckland
Jan 26th - Belgium Catholic elite starts amnesty campaign for war criminals
Jan 26th - David Mamet's "American Buffalo" premieres in NYC
Jan 26th - Israel opens "Good Fence" to Lebanon
Jan 26th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 23-20
Jan 27th - "Laverne & Shirley" spinoff from "Happy Days" premieres on ABC TV
Jan 27th - 9th ABA All-Star Game: Denver 144 beats ABA 138 at Denver
Jan 27th - Morocco-Algeria battles in West Sahara
Jan 27th - Viv Richards scores his 1st Test century against Australia
Jan 28th - Erapalli Prasanna takes 8-76 to rip through NZ at Eden Park
Actor Jack NicholsonActor Jack Nicholson Jan 28th - NBA Atlanta Hawks begin a 28 game road losing streak
Jan 29th - Zeiss planetarium in Hague destroyed by fire
Jan 29th - Bombs set off in London's West End by the IRA; 1 person is injured
Jan 30th - 1st-class debut of Dav Whatmore, in Johannesburg
Jan 30th - George H W Bush becomes 11th director of CIA (until 1977)
Jan 30th - William E Colby, ends term as 10th director of CIA
Jan 31st - "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players hits #1
Jan 31st - Lance Gibbs becomes highest Test wicket-taker at 308
Jan 31st - 3rd American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win
Feb 1st - "Rich Man, Poor Man" mini-series premieres on ABC TV
Feb 1st - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
Feb 1st - Sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce
Feb 1st - East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for taking batting practice at Mich State U after he is warned not to
Goddess of Pop  Cher Goddess of Pop Cher Feb 1st - 62nd Rose Bowl: #11 UCLA beats #1 Ohio State, 23-10
Feb 2nd - "Honeymooners Second Honeymoon" airs on TV
Feb 2nd - "Rich Little Show" debuts on NBC-TV
Feb 2nd - Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom & ump Cal Hubbard elected to Hall of Fame
Feb 3rd - 26th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-109 at Philadelphia
Feb 4th - 12th Winter Olympic games opens in Innsbruck, Austria
Feb 4th - 7.5 earthquake kills 22,778 in Guatemala & Honduras
Feb 4th - US Federal Judge Judge Oliver upholds Seitz's decision on Andy Messersmith free agency
Feb 4th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 5th - Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies
Feb 5th - Last day of Test Cricket for Lance Gibbs & Ian Redpath
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison Feb 6th - George Harrison releases "This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)"
Feb 7th - Darryl Sittler, Toronto, sets NHL record with 10 points in a game
Feb 7th - FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WCPR (Brooklyn New York)
Feb 7th - Larry Groce's "Junk Food Junkie" peaks at #9
Feb 7th - World's largest telescope (600 cm) begins operation (USSR)
Feb 8th - Hua Guofeng becomes premier of China PR
Feb 8th - Jan Stephens wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Naples Golf Classic
Feb 8th - Largest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Wash-21,130)
Feb 8th - "Taxi Driver" directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster is released
Feb 9th - Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's Hall of Fame
Feb 11th - Clifford Alexander Jr confirmed as 1st black US Secretary of Army
Feb 11th - John Curry wins the UK’s 1st Olympic gold medal in figure skating; the country's 1st medal for 12 years at the winter games
Film Director Martin ScorseseFilm Director Martin Scorsese Feb 12th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 13th - American Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic figure-skating gold in Innsbruck, Austria
Feb 13th - Peter Casserly of NZ hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 hours
Feb 14th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 15th - 12th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
Feb 15th - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
Feb 15th - 18th Daytona 500: David Pearson wins (152.181 MPH)
Feb 17th - "Rockabye Hamlet" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 7 performances
Feb 17th - Macau adopts constitution (Organic Law of Macau)
Feb 17th - NZ scores their 1st innings win in Test Cricket, v India
Feb 17th - Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 v India, his 1st match-winning spell
Feb 19th - Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara
Feb 20th - Muhammad Ali KOs Jan Pierre Coopman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali Feb 20th - The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbands.
Feb 21st - "Rockabye Hamlet" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 7 perfs
Feb 21st - Cardinal Willebrands installed as Archbishop of Utrecht
Feb 22nd - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
Feb 23rd - Owners announce spring training won't open without a labor contract
Feb 24th - Cuba adopts its constitution
Feb 24th - Jules Feiffer's "Knock Knock" premieres in NYC
Feb 24th - Leonid Brezhnev opens 25th congress of CPSU
Feb 26th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 27th - Final meeting between Mao Zedong & Richard Nixon
Feb 28th - 18th Grammy Awards: Love Will Keep Us Together, Natalie Cole wins
Feb 28th - Ceuta & Melilla (Spanish Morocco) are last European African possession
Feb 28th - Spain withdraws from Western Sahara
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao ZedongChinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong Feb 29th - ABC-TV broadcast premiere of 1965's hit "The Sound of Music"
Mar 1st - 11th Academy of Country Music Awards: Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn win
Mar 2nd - "Bubbling Brown Sugar" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 766 performances
Mar 2nd - Bob Lurie becomes CEO of SF Giants
Mar 2nd - Holgate, Kemp & Lopez' musical premieres in NYC
Mar 2nd - Walt Disney World logs its 50 millionth guest
Mar 3rd - Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia
Mar 3rd - 5 workers are killed by the police in a demonstration in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
Mar 4th - John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes at Toledo, Ohio
Mar 4th - SF Giants are bought for $8 million by Bob Lurie & Bud Herseth
Mar 4th - 2nd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Carol Burnett win (TV)
Actor John WayneActor John Wayne Mar 5th - British pound falls below $2 for 1st time
Mar 6th - Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)
Mar 6th - Ice Pairs Championship at Gothenburg won by Rodnina & Zaitsev (URS)
Mar 6th - Men's Fig Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by John Curry (GRB)
Mar 6th - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by American Dorothy Hamill
Mar 6th - 23rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Virginia beats North Carolina, 67-62
Mar 7th - Morocco & Mauretania break diplomatic relations with Algeria
Mar 8th - 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China
Mar 9th - 1st female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy
Mar 9th - Islander Glenn Resch's 10th shut-out opponent-Blues 4-0
Mar 12th - South African troops leave Angola
Mar 14th - Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race
Mar 14th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Mar 15th - Failed coup in Niger
Mar 16th - British premier Harold Wilson resigns
Mar 17th - Malikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.76)

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