April 1976 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs found Apple Computer in the garage of Jobs' parents house in Cupertino, California

Co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple
Steve Wozniak
Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • Apr 1 Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the northeastern U.S..
  • Apr 1 Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect is first reported by the astronomer Patrick Moore.
  • Apr 2 Cambodia Khieu Sampan succeeds Prince Sihanouk as Premier
  • Apr 2 Portuguese constitution assumed
  • Apr 3 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Apr 4 Seni Pramoj's Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 5 Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 7 Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • Apr 9 US & Russia agreed on size of nuclear tests for peaceful use
  • Apr 11 The Apple I computer, created by Steve Wozniak is released
  • Apr 12 India set 403 to win by WI They get them, 6 wkts 7 overs spare

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 12 Anne Rice's debut novel "Interview with a Vampire" is published by Knopf.

Author Anne Rice
Author
Anne Rice
  • Apr 13 US Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes
  • Apr 15 Yankee stadium reopens, Yanks beat Twins after trailing 4-0
  • Apr 18 30th Tony Awards: Travesties & Chorus Line win
  • Apr 21 Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing
  • Apr 21 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 22 Barbara Walters becomes 1st female nightly network news anchor
  • Apr 25 Elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country
  • Apr 25 India all out for 97 v West Indies
  • Apr 25 Portugal adopts new constitution
  • Apr 25 Cub centerfielder Rick Monday rescues US flag from 2 fans trying to set it on fire
  • Apr 26 Pan Am begins non-stop flights NYC-Tokyo
  • Apr 27 Arabic Monetary Fund established in Abu Dhabi
  • Apr 29 Minister Irene Vorrink begins fluoridating Dutch drinking water
  • Apr 30 Royal Canadian Mint opens a branch in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 2 Evan McMullin, American independent candidate for President (2016), born in Provo, Utah
  • Apr 16 Dan Kellner, American fencer
  • Apr 18 Justin Ross, American politician

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 14 The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (32) weds writer and director Nora Ephron (34) at a civil ceremony in Manhattan

Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein

Deaths in History

  • Apr 1 Max Ernst, German/French surrealist painter/sculptor, dies at 85
  • Apr 1 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal, dies at 75
  • Apr 4 Harry Nyquist, Swedish contributor to information theory (b. 1889)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 5 Howard Hughes, American reclusive billionaire, filmmaker and aviator, dies at 72

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes
  • Apr 5 Wilder Penfield, Canadian surgeon (b. 1891)
  • Apr 6 Ruth P Thomson, writer, dies
  • Apr 6 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)
  • Apr 14 José Revueltas, Mexican writer (b. 1914)
  • Apr 15 Gerald Smith, antisemite/catholic (National Christian Crusade), dies at 78
  • Apr 17 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85
  • Apr 17 Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
  • Apr 18 Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization Engineer (b. 1911)
  • Apr 24 Mark Tobey, US abstract painter, (Broadway Norm), dies at 85
  • Apr 28 Eugen Roth, German poet, dies at 81