Historical Events in September 1976

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

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

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

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

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 8th Fons Rademakers' film "Max Havelaar" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 9th 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
  • 10th 2 airliners collide over Yugoslavia, kills all 176 aboard
  • 10th 5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, NY
  • 11th Dorothy Kathleen Benham (Minn), 20, crowned 49th Miss America 1977
  • 11th Minnie Minoso bats for White Sox after a 12-year hiatus (hitless)
  • 12th Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • 12th Seattle Seahawks play 1st regular-season game (St L 30, Sea 24)
  • 12th White Sox Minnie Minoso, 53, is oldest to get a hit in majors

Sport awardTennis Open

12th 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

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

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

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

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

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18th Mao Zedong's funeral takes place in Beijing

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

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20th 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
  • 20th Sid Berstein offers $230 million charity concert for Beatle reunion
  • 21st Wings performs in Zagreb Yugoslavia
  • 21st 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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22nd "Charlie's Angels" starring Farrah Fawcett debuts

  • 23rd Ford-Carter TV debate
  • 23rd South Africa decides to allow multi-racial teams to represent them
  • 23rd Soyuz 22 returns to Earth
  • 24th "Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 5,959 performances
  • 24th 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
  • 25th "Porgy & Bess" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 122 performances
  • 25th Expo's last game at Montreal's Jarry Park

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25th 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
  • 26th China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 26th Denver's Rick Upchurch returns 2 punts for TDs against Cleveland
  • 26th Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf
  • 26th Phillies clinch their 1st NL East Division title
  • 27th TV drama “Dawn: Portrait of A Teenage Runaway", starring Eve Plumb premieres on US network NBC
  • 28th A&M sues George Harrison who fails to meet deadline for LP completion
  • 28th US Congress passes Toxic Substances Control Act

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

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

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29th 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