Historical Events in September 1976

  • Sep 1 NASA launches space vehicle S-197
  • Sep 1 New Jersey's Meadowlands racetrack opens
  • Sep 1 Wayne L Hays, (Rep-D-Oh), resigns (scandal with Elizabeth Ray)
  • Sep 3 Viking 2 soft lands on Mars (Utopia), returns photos
  • Sep 4 Palestinians hijack KLM DC-9 to Cyprus
  • Sep 5 "Rex" closes at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Sep 5 "Very Good Eddie" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 307 performances
  • Sep 5 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic

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Sep 6 Jerry Lewis' 11th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, Dean Martin appears

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 6 Russian pilot Belenko defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet

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Sep 7 US courts find George Harrison guilty of plagiarism (He's So Fine)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Sep 8 Fons Rademakers' film "Max Havelaar" premieres in Amsterdam
  • Sep 9 New Zealand government establishes the country’s first centralised electronic database through the Wanganui Computer Act, raising questions about the state’s ability to gather information on its citizens
  • Sep 10 2 airliners collide over Yugoslavia, kills all 176 aboard
  • Sep 10 5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, NY
  • Sep 11 Dorothy Kathleen Benham (Minn), 20, crowned 49th Miss America 1977
  • Sep 11 Minnie Minoso bats for White Sox after a 12-year hiatus (hitless)
  • Sep 12 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • Sep 12 Seattle Seahawks play 1st regular-season game (St L 30, Sea 24)
  • Sep 12 White Sox Minnie Minoso, 53, is oldest to get a hit in majors

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 96th Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg(6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 96th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (6-3, 6-0)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 13 2nd Enterprise, approach & lands Test Cricket (ALT) flight (5m28s)
  • Sep 15 Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls Who ...," premieres in NYC
  • Sep 15 Soyuz 22 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit for 8 days
  • Sep 16 Egyptian president Sadat re-elected
  • Sep 16 American Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as priests & bishop
  • Sep 16 Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir.
  • Sep 17 Amnesty International receives Erasmus-prize
  • Sep 17 NASA publicly unveils space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, Calif

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 17 Ringo Starr releases "Ringo's Rotogravure" album

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Sep 18 Cleve manager Frank Robinson last game as a player
  • Sep 18 Dom Mintoff's Labour Party wins Malta election
  • Sep 18 Rev Sun Myung Moon holds "God Bless America" convention

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Sep 18 Mao Zedong's funeral takes place in Beijing

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • Sep 19 "Going Up" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Sep 19 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Portland Golf Classic
  • Sep 20 Metroliner official opens in Brussels

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Sep 20 Playboy releases Jimmy Carter's interview that he lusts for women

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • Sep 20 Sid Berstein offers $230 million charity concert for Beatle reunion
  • Sep 21 Wings performs in Zagreb Yugoslavia
  • Sep 21 Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.

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Sep 22 "Charlie's Angels" starring Farrah Fawcett debuts

  • Sep 23 US televised presidential debate between Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter
  • Sep 23 South Africa decides to allow multi-racial teams to represent them
  • Sep 23 Soyuz 22 returns to Earth
  • Sep 24 "Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 5,959 performances
  • Sep 24 Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by US President Jimmy Carter
  • Sep 25 "Porgy & Bess" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 122 performances
  • Sep 25 Expo's last game at Montreal's Jarry Park

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Sep 25 Bono, David Evans, his brother Dik and Adam Clayton respond to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band, which would eventually become U2

Rocker Bono
  • Sep 26 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 26 Denver's Rick Upchurch returns 2 punts for TDs against Cleveland
  • Sep 26 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf
  • Sep 26 Phillies clinch their 1st NL East Division title
  • Sep 27 TV drama “Dawn: Portrait of A Teenage Runaway", starring Eve Plumb premieres on US network NBC
  • Sep 28 A&M sues George Harrison who fails to meet deadline for LP completion
  • Sep 28 US Congress passes Toxic Substances Control Act

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 28 Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Sep 29 "Alice" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 2nd Chamber recognizes Dutch Liberals/social democratic abortion law
  • Sep 29 Boy George expelled from school
  • Sep 29 SF Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0
  • Sep 29 Syria drives Palestinian guerrillas out of Lebanon
  • Sep 29 Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Dodger manager
  • Sep 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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Sep 29 Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis