Historical Events in April 1976

  • 1st Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs found Apple Computer in the garage of Jobs' parents house in Cupertino, California
  • 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
Murderer
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 Philadelphia 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
Playwright
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

Sport awardGolf Major

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 computer, created by Steve Wozniak is released
  • 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
Author
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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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
Singer-Songwriter
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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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"