Historical Events for September 1976

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Events 1 - 68 of 68

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
6th - Jerry Lewis' 11th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, Dean Martin appears
6th - Russian pilot Belenko defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet
7th - US courts find George Harrison guilty of plagiarism (He's So Fine)
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
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 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
12th - 96th Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg(6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4)
12th - 96th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (6-3, 6-0)
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 - Egypt president Sadat re-elected
16th - American Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as priests & bishop
Tennis Legend Chris EvertTennis Legend Chris Evert 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
17th - Ringo Starr releases "Ringo's Rotogravure" album
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
18th - Rock Music Award
18th - Mao Zedong's funeral takes place in Beijing.
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
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter 20th - Playboy releases Jimmy Carter's interview that he lusts for women
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.
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 5959 performances
24th - Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by Pres Carter
25th - "Porgy & Bess" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 122 performances
Actress Farrah FawcettActress Farrah Fawcett 25th - Expo's last game at Montreal's Jarry Park
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
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
28th - Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight 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
29th - Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest

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