Historical Events in April 1976

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1st Stephen Wozniak & Steve Jobs found Apple Computer

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • 1st Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the northeastern U.S..
  • 1st Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect is first reported by the astronomer Patrick Moore.

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1st "Helter Skelter", detailing Charles Manson's cult "family", their capture, trial, conviction and aftermath, premieres on CBS

Murderer Charles Manson
Charles Manson
  • 2nd Cambodia Khieu Sampan succeeds Prince Sihanouk as Premier
  • 2nd Portuguese constitution assumed

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2nd A's trade prospective free agents Reggie Jackson & Ken Holtzman, to Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez & Paul Mitchell

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 3rd France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 3rd Phila Flyers win record tying 20th straight NHL home game
  • 3rd 130th Grand National: John Burke aboard Rag Trade wins
  • 3rd 21st Eurovision Song Contest: Brotherhood of Man for United Kingdom wins singing "Save Your Kisses for Me" in The Hague
  • 4th 5th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Judy Rankin
  • 4th Seni Pramoj's Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand
  • 5th Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes PM of England

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5th Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
  • 6th 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies & Gentlemen the Rolling Stones"

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7th Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping

Chinese Communist Party Leader Deng Xiaoping
Chinese Communist Party Leader
Deng Xiaoping
  • 8th 1976 NFL Draft: Lee Roy Selmon from University of Oklahoma first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 9th US & Russia agreed on size of nuclear tests for peaceful use
  • 10th Brewers' Don Money's grand slammer disallowed-Yanks win 9-7
  • 10th Cleveland Cavaliers win their 1st NBA Central Division title

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11th 40th Masters Golf Tournament: Ray Floyd wins, shooting a 271

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 11th The Apple I is created.
  • 12th India set 403 to win by WI They get them, 6 wkts 7 overs spare

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12th Anne Rice's debut novel "Interview with a Vampire" is published by Knopf.

Author Anne Rice
Anne Rice
  • 13th $2 bill re-introduced as US currency
  • 13th 1st NBA playoff game for Cleve Cavliers, they lose 100-95 to Wash
  • 13th US Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes
  • 15th Yankee stadium reopens, Yanks beat Twins after trailing 4-0

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17th NL greatest comeback, trailing 12-1 Phils win 18-16 in 10, Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive HRs

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 18th 30th Tony Awards: Travesties & Chorus Line win
  • 18th Judy Rankin wins LPGA Karsten- Ping Golf Open
  • 19th 80th Boston Marathon: Jack Fultz of United States 1st man in 2:20:19 and Kim Merritt of United States 1st woman in 2:47:10

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20th George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 21st Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing
  • 21st USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 22nd Barbara Walters becomes 1st female nightly network news anchor

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22nd Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • 25th Elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country
  • 25th India all out for 97 v West Indies
  • 25th Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • 25th Portugal adopts new constitution
  • 25th Cub centerfielder Rick Monday rescues US flag from 2 fans trying to set it on fire
  • 26th Pan Am begins non-stop flights NYC-Tokyo
  • 27th "So Long 174th St" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 27th Arabic Monetary Fund established in Abu Dhabi
  • 29th Minister Irene Vorrink begins fluoridating Dutch drinking water

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30th Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 30th Royal Canadian Mint opens a branch in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 30th Wings release "Silly Love Songs"