Historical Events in March 1976

  • 1st 11th Academy of Country Music Awards: Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn win
  • 2nd "Bubbling Brown Sugar" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 766 performances
  • 2nd Bob Lurie becomes CEO of SF Giants
  • 2nd Holgate, Kemp & Lopez' musical premieres in NYC
  • 2nd Walt Disney World logs its 50 millionth guest
  • 3rd Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia
  • 3rd 5 workers are killed by the police in a demonstration in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
  • 4th John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes at Toledo, Ohio
  • 4th SF Giants are bought for $8 million by Bob Lurie & Bud Herseth

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4th 2nd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Carol Burnett win (TV)

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
  • 5th British pound falls below $2 for 1st time
  • 6th Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)
  • 6th Ice Pairs Championship at Gothenburg won by Rodnina & Zaitsev (URS)
  • 6th Men's Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by John Curry (GRB)
  • 6th Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by American Dorothy Hamill
  • 6th 23rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Virginia beats North Carolina, 67-62
  • 7th Morocco & Mauretania break diplomatic relations with Algeria
  • 8th 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China
  • 9th 1st female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy
  • 9th Islander Glenn Resch's 10th shut-out opponent-Blues 4-0
  • 12th South African troops leave Angola
  • 14th Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race
  • 14th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 15th Failed coup in Niger
  • 16th British premier Harold Wilson resigns
  • 17th Malikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.76)
  • 17th Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is retried
  • 17th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 17th 4 Catholic civilians (including 2 children) are killed and twelve wounded when the Ulster Volunteer Force explode a car bomb at Hillcrest Bar, Dungannon
  • 20th Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.70)
  • 20th Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery
  • 23rd International Bill of Rights goes into effect (35 nations ratifying)
  • 24th Argentine President Isabel Peron deposed by country's military
  • 25th "My Fair Lady" opens at St James Theater NYC for 384 performances
  • 25th "Rex" opens at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 25th Argentine milt junta bans leftist political parties
  • 26th AL approves purchase of Toronto franchise by LaBatt Brewing for $7M
  • 26th Wings release "Wings at the Speed of Sound" album

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26th Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 27th Delta States beat Immaculata, 69-64, for AIWA basketball title
  • 27th Washington, D.C. underground Metro opens
  • 29th 38th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Michigan 86-68
  • 29th 8 Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting 4 Kent State students

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29th 48th Academy Awards - "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest", Jack Nicholson & Louise Fletcher wins

  • 30th Israel kills 6 Palestinians protesting land confiscation
  • 31st Cleveland Cavaliers clinch their 1st ever NBA playoff bearth
  • 31st NJ Court rules Karen Anne Quinlan may be disconnected from respirator