Historical Events in April 1976

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs found Apple Computer in the garage of Jobs' parents house in Cupertino, California

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 2 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
  • Apr 3 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Apr 3 Philadelphia Flyers win record tying 20th straight NHL home game
  • Apr 3 130th Grand National: John Burke aboard Rag Trade wins
  • Apr 3 21st Eurovision Song Contest: Brotherhood of Man for United Kingdom wins singing "Save Your Kisses for Me" in The Hague
  • Apr 4 5th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Judy Rankin
  • Apr 4 Seni Pramoj's Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 5 Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 7 Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping

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

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 11 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
  • Apr 11 The Apple I computer, created by Steve Wozniak is released
  • Apr 12 India set 403 to win by WI They get them, 6 wkts 7 overs spare

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 17 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
  • Apr 18 30th Tony Awards: Travesties & Chorus Line win
  • Apr 18 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Karsten- Ping Golf Open
  • Apr 19 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 20 George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 22 Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

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