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 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 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 Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Renata Tomanova (6-2, 6-2)
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
American Football Coach Paul BrownAmerican Football Coach Paul Brown 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 - CW 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 consec natl figure skating champions
Jan 11th - Military coup in Ecuador, Pres Guillermo Lara leaves
Jan 11th - Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures," premieres in NYC
Jan 11th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
Jan 11th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka
Jan 12th - UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Organisation
NHL Center Bryan TrottierNHL Center Bryan Trottier 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"
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
Musician Barry ManilowMusician Barry Manilow 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)
Jan 24th - George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round of a real slugfest
Boxing Champ George ForemanBoxing Champ George Foreman Jan 25th - Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut Ind v NZ Auckland
Jan 26th - 6th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 23-20
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
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
Singer Olivia Newton-JohnSinger Olivia Newton-John 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
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
Goddess of Pop  Cher Goddess of Pop Cher 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
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)
Film Director Martin ScorseseFilm Director Martin Scorsese 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
Feb 12th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 13th - Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic figure-skating gold, 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
Cricketer Richard HadleeCricketer Richard Hadlee 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
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
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao ZedongChinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong 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
Feb 29th - ABC-TV broadcast premiere of 1965's hit "The Sound of Music"
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
Actor John WayneActor John Wayne Mar 4th - 2nd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Carol Burnett win (TV)
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 Fig Skating Champ in Gothenburg won by Dorothy Hamill
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)
Mar 17th - Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is retried
Mar 17th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Mar 17th - 4 Catholic civilians (including 2 children) are killed and twelve wounded when the Ulster Volunteer Force explode a car bomb at Hillcrest Bar, Dungannon
Mar 20th - Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.70)
Mar 20th - Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery

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