Historical Events in November 1976

  • Nov 1 "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" opens at Playhouse NYC for 16 performances
  • Nov 1 Britain gives Gilbert Island (Kiribati) self rule
  • Nov 1 W German Generals Krupinski and Franke admit to having been Nazis

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Nov 2 Jimmy Carter (D) defeats Gerald Ford (R) for US President

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Nov 2 NJ voters approve gambling for Atlantic City
  • Nov 2 SD Padre Randy Jones wins NL Cy Young
  • Nov 3 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA/Japan Mizuno Golf

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Nov 4 1st mass-market free-agent reentry draft, Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Gullett, Tenace, Fingers, Baylor, Grich & McCovey, available

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Nov 5 Balt Jim Palmer wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 5 New AL franchises in Seattle & Toronto fill up their rosters
  • Nov 5 Pirates trade Manny Sanguillen & $100,000 to A's for mgr Chuck Tanner
  • Nov 5 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Nov 6 Benjamin Hooks, succeeds Roy Wilkins as executive director of NAACP
  • Nov 6 Former Twins relief ace Bill Campbell is 1st free-agent to sign with a new team, joining the Red Sox for $1 million over 4 years
  • Nov 7 "Gone With the Wind" televised
  • Nov 8 A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.
  • Nov 9 Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame career
  • Nov 9 UN General Assembly condemns apartheid in South Africa
  • Nov 10 Utah Supreme Court approves execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore
  • Nov 14 "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" closes at Playhouse NYC after 16 performances
  • Nov 14 Cleveland Browns' Jerry Sherk sets club record with 4 sacks
  • Nov 14 War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing
  • Nov 14 Satire film drama "Network" directed by Sidney Lumet premieres in Los Angeles and New York City
  • Nov 15 Syrian army conquerors Beirut
  • Nov 16 René Levesque's Parti Québécois wins elections in Quebec

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Nov 16 Rick Barry (SF), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • Nov 17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Nov 18 Spain's parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship
  • Nov 18 Yanks sign free agent Don Gullett

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Nov 19 George Harrison releases "This Song"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Nov 19 Patty Hearst is freed on $15 million bail
  • Nov 19 Jaime Ornelas Camacho takes office as the first President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal.
  • Nov 20 George Harrison appears on "Saturday Night Live"
  • Nov 20 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-Hong Kong Golf Open

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Nov 21 "Rocky" directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sylvester Stallone premieres in New York (Best Picture 1977)

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
  • Nov 21 26th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins
  • Nov 22 Algeria Constitution goes into effect
  • Nov 22 Comic strip "Cathy" by Cathy Guisewhite debuts
  • Nov 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 23 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 23 Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
  • Nov 24 NBA Atlanta Hawks end a 28 game road losing streak
  • Nov 24 Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award

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Nov 25 OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson
  • Nov 25 The Band's farewell concert at SF's Winterland Ballroom
  • Nov 25 Viking 1 radio signals from Mars help prove the general theory of relativity
  • Nov 25 NYPD officer Robert Torsney shoots unarmed youth Randolph Evans while answering response at youth's Brooklyn home
  • Nov 26 German DR deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
  • Nov 26 Ringo releases "Hey Baby" single
  • Nov 26 Sex Pistols release their debut single "Anarchy In The UK"
  • Nov 26 Willy Brandt elected chairman of Socialist International
  • Nov 27 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Colgate-Far East Golf Championship
  • Nov 27 41st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 38-7 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 64th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 23-20
  • Nov 29 NY Yankees sign free agent Reggie Jackson to 5-year contract
  • Nov 30 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB)