November 1976 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Britain gives Gilbert Island (Kiribati) self rule
  • Nov 1 W German Generals Krupinski and Franke admit to having been Nazis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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 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 War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing
  • Nov 15 Syrian army conquerors Beirut
  • Nov 16 René Levesque's Parti Québécois wins elections in Quebec
  • 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
  • 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 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 Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award
  • 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 Ringo releases "Hey Baby" single
  • Nov 26 Willy Brandt elected chairman of Socialist International

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 6 Catherine Clark, Canadian journalist; daughter of Joe Clark
  • Nov 7 One Be Lo, hip-hop artist
  • Nov 8 Colin Strause, American director
  • Nov 16 Danny Wallace, British author
  • Nov 19 Benny Vansteelant, Belgian duathlete (d. 2007)
  • Nov 30 Cypher Zero, American circus innovator (New York Circus Arts)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 11 Alexander Calder, American sculptor (mobiles), dies at 78
  • Nov 12 Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1893)
  • Nov 18 Man Ray, US artist (Dada), dies at 86
  • Nov 19 Sir Basil Spence, British architect (b. 1907)
  • Nov 20 Trofim Lysenko, Stalinist biologist (b. 1898)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 23 Andre Malraux, [Berger], author (Conquerors)/min of Culture, dies at 75

Novelist André Malraux
André Malraux