Historical Events in February 1976

  • Feb 1 "Rich Man, Poor Man" mini-series premieres on ABC TV
  • Feb 1 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational

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Feb 1 Sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • Feb 1 East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for taking batting practice at Mich State U after he is warned not to
  • Feb 1 62nd Rose Bowl: #11 UCLA beats #1 Ohio State, 23-10
  • Feb 2 "Honeymooners Second Honeymoon" airs on TV
  • Feb 2 "Rich Little Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Feb 2 Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom & ump Cal Hubbard elected to Hall of Fame
  • Feb 3 26th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-109 at Philadelphia
  • Feb 4 12th Winter Olympic games opens in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Feb 4 7.5 earthquake kills 22,778 in Guatemala & Honduras
  • Feb 4 US Federal Judge Judge Oliver upholds Seitz's decision on Andy Messersmith free agency
  • Feb 4 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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Feb 4 Hua Guofeng becomes Premier of the People's Republic of China

Paramount Leader of China Hua Guofeng
Paramount Leader of China
Hua Guofeng
  • Feb 5 Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies
  • Feb 5 Last day of Test Cricket for Lance Gibbs & Ian Redpath

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Feb 6 George Harrison releases "This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Feb 7 Darryl Sittler, Toronto, sets NHL record with 10 points in a game

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • Feb 7 FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WCPR (Brooklyn New York)
  • Feb 7 Larry Groce's "Junk Food Junkie" peaks at #9
  • Feb 7 World's largest telescope (600 cm) begins operation (USSR)
  • Feb 8 Jan Stephens wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Naples Golf Classic
  • Feb 8 Largest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Wash-21,130)

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 8 "Taxi Driver" directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster is released

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actor Robert De Niro
Actor
Robert De Niro
  • Feb 9 Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Feb 11 Clifford Alexander Jr confirmed as 1st black US Secretary of Army
  • Feb 11 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 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 13 American Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic figure-skating gold in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Feb 13 Peter Casserly of NZ hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 hours
  • Feb 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 15 12th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
  • Feb 15 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
  • Feb 15 18th Daytona 500: David Pearson wins (152.181 MPH)
  • Feb 17 "Rockabye Hamlet" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Feb 17 Macau adopts constitution (Organic Law of Macau)
  • Feb 17 NZ scores their 1st innings win in Test Cricket, v India

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Feb 17 Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 v India, his 1st match-winning spell

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • Feb 19 Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 20 Muhammad Ali KOs Jan Pierre Coopman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Feb 20 The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbands.
  • Feb 21 "Rockabye Hamlet" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Feb 21 Cardinal Willebrands installed as Archbishop of Utrecht
  • Feb 22 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
  • Feb 23 Owners announce spring training won't open without a labor contract
  • Feb 24 Cuba adopts its constitution
  • Feb 24 Jules Feiffer's "Knock Knock" premieres in NYC

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Feb 24 Leonid Brezhnev opens 25th congress of CPSU

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Feb 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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Feb 27 Final meeting between Mao Zedong & Richard Nixon

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Feb 28 18th Grammy Awards: Love Will Keep Us Together, Natalie Cole wins
  • Feb 28 Ceuta & Melilla (Spanish Morocco) are last European African possession
  • Feb 28 Spain withdraws from Western Sahara
  • Feb 29 ABC-TV broadcast premiere of 1965's hit "The Sound of Music"