Historical Events in June 1976

  • Jun 1 Great Britain & Iceland end the "cod war"
  • Jun 2 East Timor People's Assembly accepts annexation by Indonesia
  • Jun 3 Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" goes gold
  • Jun 3 Test Cricket debut of Mike Brearley v West Indies (0 & 17)

AgreementMagna Carta

Jun 3 US presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta

  • Jun 5 "Bigfoot" by Bro Smith hits #57
  • Jun 5 108th Belmont: Angel Cordero Jr riding Bold Forbes wins in 2:29
  • Jun 5 Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage (14 die)
  • Jun 5 After a suspected republican bombing kills 2 Protestant civilians in a pub, the Ulster Volunteer Force kill 5 civilians in a gun and bomb attack at the Chlorane Bar, North Ireland
  • Jun 6 30th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 6 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic
  • Jun 6 "The Omen" premieres in the UK
  • Jun 7 NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor & David Brinkley, premieres
  • Jun 8 Houston Astros draft Floyd Bannister #1

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Jun 8 Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Jun 10 49th National Spelling Bee: Tim Kneale wins spelling narcolepsy
  • Jun 10 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome
  • Jun 11 "Magnificent Marble Machine" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 11 Anti-apartheid advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza arrested in South Africa
  • Jun 11 Australian band AC/DC begin their 1st headline tour of Britain
  • Jun 11 Beatles "Rock & Roll Music" LP is released in USA

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Jun 12 "Yes, Yes, Yes" by Bill Cosby hits #46

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 13 4th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Donna Caponi

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

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Jun 13 Bob Marley performs in Amsterdam

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • Jun 13 Inge Helten runs female European record 100m (11.04)
  • Jun 14 "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication)
  • Jun 14 12th Mayor's Trophy Game Yanks beat Mets 8-4
  • Jun 14 75th Men's French Open: Adriano Panatta beats Harold Solomon (6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6)
  • Jun 14 75th Women's French Open: Susan Barker beats Renata Tomanova (6-2, 0-6, 6-2)
  • Jun 15 Yankees trade May, Martinez, Pagan, MacGregor & Demsey to Baltimore for Holtzman, Alexander, Grant Jackson, Elrod Henrick & Jim Freeman
  • Jun 15 Rain out! Astrodome cancels game heavy rains make it difficult for visiting team & umpires to get through flooded streets to the stadium
  • Jun 16 Students in Soweto, South Africa, march against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in Black secondary schools.
  • Jun 17 ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets & Spurs) merges into NBA
  • Jun 17 Indonesia annexes Portuguese East-Timor
  • Jun 18 A Joseph William Turner watercolor auctioned for £340,000
  • Jun 18 St Louis Cards Lou Brock & Hector Cruz hit inside-the-park HRs
  • Jun 18 Bowie Kuhn voids A's sales, totaling $35 million, of Joe Rudi & Rollie Fingers to Red Sox, & Vida Blue to Yankees
  • Jun 19 US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth
  • Jun 20 76th US Golf Open: Jerry Pate shoots a 277 at Atlanta AC in Duluth Ga
  • Jun 20 Carl Fugate, Starkweather accomplice, paroled
  • Jun 20 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
  • Jun 20 Disney's River Country opens at Bay Lake (closed 2001)
  • Jun 20 UEFA European Championship: Czechoslovakia defeat West Germany 5-3 in penalties after drawing 2-2 during regular time in Belgrade
  • Jun 21 Berlinguers PCI wins election in Italy
  • Jun 22 "Godspell" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 527 performances
  • Jun 22 SD Padre pitcher Randy Jones ties record of 68 innings without a walk
  • Jun 23 CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
  • Jun 23 The U.S. vetoes Angola’s application for membership of the United Nations Security
  • Jun 24 1975 movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany
  • Jun 24 A Principal's office in Hlengisi Primary, Nyanga, outside Cape Town, South Africa, is burnt down; part of the broader resistance against the oppressive new Bantu Education policy of Afrikaans as a teaching medium in their schools
  • Jun 25 Ranger Toby Harrah is only shortstop not to handle a fielding chance in doubleheader
  • Jun 25 The Soweto Uprising in South Africa leaves 174 blacks and two whites dead following 10 days of rioting
  • Jun 25 "The Omen" premieres in the US

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Jun 25 26th Berlin International Film Festival: "Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson" wins the Golden Bear

Lakota Sioux Chief Sitting Bull
Lakota Sioux Chief
Sitting Bull
  • Jun 26 WS shortstop Toby Harrah plays DH without touching a batted ball
  • Jun 27 "Pacific Overtures" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 193 performances
  • Jun 27 Air France Airbus hijacked in Germany to Uganda
  • Jun 27 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Invitational
  • Jun 27 Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president
  • Jun 27 In South Africa, the National President of the Black People's Convention, Kenneth Hlaku Rachidi, declares that riots in Soweto have lead to a new era of political consciousness
  • Jun 27 Air France A-300B Airbus hijacked from Athens arrives at Entebbe, Uganda; four hijackers members Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Bader-Meinhof Gang in Germany
  • Jun 28 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Jun 28 Three British mercenaries are sentenced to death for their part in the Angolan civil war
  • Jun 29 The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
  • Jun 30 John Walker of NZ sets record for 2000 m, 4:51.4