September 1976 in History

Events in History

  • 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 6 Russian pilot Belenko defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet
  • 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 18 Mao Zedong's funeral takes place in Beijing

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • Sep 20 Metroliner official opens in Brussels

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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.
  • 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 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 Expo's last game at Montreal's Jarry Park
  • Sep 26 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 26 Denver's Rick Upchurch returns 2 punts for TDs against Cleveland
  • Sep 28 US Congress passes Toxic Substances Control Act
  • Sep 29 2nd Chamber recognizes Dutch Liberals/social democratic abortion law
  • Sep 29 Boy George expelled from school
  • Sep 29 Syria drives Palestinian guerrillas out of Lebanon
  • Sep 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 4 Clinton R. Nixon, American game designer
  • Sep 14 Jeremy Dunham, video game journalist
  • Sep 19 La Chanda Jenkins, Miss District of Columbia USA (1996)
  • Sep 20 Yui Horie, Japanese seiyuu
  • Sep 20 Reuben Singh, British entrepreneur
  • Sep 27 Matt Harding, American video game developer
  • Sep 28 Fedor Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist

Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish writer (b. 1934)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 9 Mao Zedong, Chinese revolutionary & Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), dies of a heart attack at 82

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • Sep 10 Dalton Trumbo, US writer/director (Johnny Got His Gun), dies at 70
  • Sep 10 Mordecai Johnson, 1st African American president of Howard U, dies at 86
  • Sep 21 Orlando Letelier, minister Chile, dies
  • Sep 26 Lavoslav Ružička, Croatian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887)