1976 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 422

  • Apr 3 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Apr 4 Seni Pramoj's Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand
  • Apr 5 Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes PM of England

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

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard

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Apr 7 Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping

Chinese Communist Party Leader Deng Xiaoping
Chinese Communist Party Leader
Deng Xiaoping
  • Apr 9 US & Russia agreed on size of nuclear tests for peaceful use

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Apr 11 The Apple I computer, created by Steve Wozniak is released

Co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple
Steve Wozniak
  • Apr 12 India set 403 to win by WI They get them, 6 wkts 7 overs spare

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

Author Anne Rice
Anne Rice
  • Apr 13 $2 bill re-introduced as US currency
  • 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
  • May 1 Jos Hermens, runs Dutch record for 20K (57:24.2)
  • May 1 Empress Lilly, replica of a paddle steamer, dedicated at Walt Disney World, Florida
  • May 3 Panama 747SP lands after record flight around world (46:26)

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May 3 Pulitzer prize awarded to Saul Bellow (Humboldt's Gift)

Novelist Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow
  • May 5 Train collision at Schiedam Neth, kills 24
  • May 6 An earthquake strikes Friuli in Northern Italy, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
  • May 8 The rollercoaster Revolution (roller coaster), the first steel coaster with a vertical flip, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • May 11 Emmy 3rd Daytime Award presentation
  • May 14 Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter
  • May 14 Oil tanker Urqui Ola explodes off Spanish coast
  • May 15 Fonz Song by Heyettes hits #91
  • May 15 The Ulster Volunteer Force launch gun and bomb attacks on 2 pubs in County Armagh, killing 4 Catholic civilians and wounding many more; a British Army soldier is later convicted for taking part in the attacks
  • May 15 The Provisional Irish Republican Army kill 3 Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers in County Fermanagh and 1 in County Down
  • May 17 Earthquake in Uzbekistan: thousands killed
  • May 19 Gold ownership legalized in Australia
  • May 19 Senate establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • May 19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • May 20 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • May 22 NASA launches space vehicle S-179
  • May 24 1st commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Wash DC)
  • May 24 In the Judgment of Paris, wine testers rate wines from California higher than their French counterparts, challenging the notion of France being the foremost producer of the world's best wines.
  • May 29 Only HR of Joe Niekro's 22-year career, comes off brother Phil
  • May 30 Bobby Unser sets world record for fastest pit stop (4 seconds)
  • May 31 Loudest PA (76 KW) for Who's Quadrophenia in London
  • Jun 1 Great Britain & Iceland end the "cod war"
  • Jun 2 East Timor People's Assembly accepts annexation by Indonesia
  • Jun 3 Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" goes gold

AgreementMagna Carta

Jun 3 US presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta

  • Jun 5 "Bigfoot" by Bro Smith hits #57
  • Jun 5 Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage (14 die)
  • Jun 5 After a suspected republican bombing kills 2 Protestant civilians in a pub, the Ulster Volunteer Force kill 5 civilians in a gun and bomb attack at the Chlorane Bar, North Ireland
  • Jun 6 "The Omen" premieres in the UK
  • Jun 10 49th National Spelling Bee: Tim Kneale wins spelling narcolepsy
  • Jun 10 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome
  • Jun 11 Anti-apartheid advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza arrested in South Africa
  • Jun 11 Australian band AC/DC begin their 1st headline tour of Britain
  • Jun 13 Inge Helten runs female European record 100m (11.04)
  • Jun 14 "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication)
  • Jun 14 12th Mayor's Trophy Game Yanks beat Mets 8-4
  • Jun 15 Yankees trade May, Martinez, Pagan, MacGregor & Demsey to Baltimore for Holtzman, Alexander, Grant Jackson, Elrod Henrick & Jim Freeman
  • Jun 15 Rain out! Astrodome cancels game heavy rains make it difficult for visiting team & umpires to get through flooded streets to the stadium
  • Jun 16 Students in Soweto, South Africa, march against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in Black secondary schools.
  • Jun 17 Indonesia annexes Portuguese East-Timor
  • Jun 18 A Joseph William Turner watercolor auctioned for £340,000
  • Jun 18 St Louis Cards Lou Brock & Hector Cruz hit inside-the-park HRs
  • Jun 19 US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth
  • Jun 20 Carl Fugate, Starkweather accomplice, paroled
  • Jun 20 Disney's River Country opens at Bay Lake (closed 2001)
  • Jun 21 Berlinguers PCI wins election in Italy
  • Jun 23 CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
  • Jun 23 The U.S. vetoes Angola’s application for membership of the United Nations Security
  • Jun 24 A Principal's office in Hlengisi Primary, Nyanga, outside Cape Town, South Africa, is burnt down; part of the broader resistance against the oppressive new Bantu Education policy of Afrikaans as a teaching medium in their schools
  • Jun 25 The Soweto Uprising in South Africa leaves 174 blacks and two whites dead following 10 days of rioting
  • Jun 25 "The Omen" premieres in the US

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Jun 25 26th Berlin International Film Festival: "Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson" wins the Golden Bear

Lakota Sioux Chief Sitting Bull
Lakota Sioux Chief
Sitting Bull
  • Jun 27 Air France Airbus hijacked in Germany to Uganda
  • Jun 27 Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president
  • Jun 27 In South Africa, the National President of the Black People's Convention, Kenneth Hlaku Rachidi, declares that riots in Soweto have lead to a new era of political consciousness
  • Jun 27 Air France A-300B Airbus hijacked from Athens arrives at Entebbe, Uganda; four hijackers members Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Bader-Meinhof Gang in Germany
  • Jun 28 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Jun 28 Three British mercenaries are sentenced to death for their part in the Angolan civil war
  • Jun 29 The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
  • Jun 30 John Walker of NZ sets record for 2000 m, 4:51.4
  • Jul 1 Kenneth Gibson, is 1st black president of US Conference of Mayors
  • Jul 1 Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.
  • Jul 2 Formal reunification of North & South Vietnam
  • Jul 2 Supreme Court rules death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual
  • Jul 2 Ramble Inn attack: the Ulster Volunteer Force killed 6 civilians (5 Protestants, 1 Catholic) in a gun attack at a pub near Antrim; the pub was targeted because it was owned by Catholics
  • Jul 3 Adolfo Suarez becomes premier of Spain
  • Jul 3 Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys after 12 years apart
  • Jul 3 Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers
  • Jul 4 Opening ceremony of the Dai Bosatsu monastery Catskill Mt NY
  • Jul 4 Operation Entebbe - Israel rescues 229 Air France hostage passengers In Uganda (3 hostages die along with Ugandan soldiers and Israeli soldier)
  • Jul 6 Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station
  • Jul 7 Lt General Vernon A Walters, USA, ends term as deputy director of CIA; succeeded by E Henry Knoche
  • Jul 8 Randy Jones wins NL record 16 games before All Star break

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Divorces in History

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Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 141 of 141

  • Aug 4 Roy Herbert Thomson, Canadian publisher (b. 1894)
  • Aug 5 Adrian Roland Holst, poet (Past the Roads), dies at 88
  • Aug 8 John Roselli, hired by CIA to kill Castro, found murdered
  • Aug 9 Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65
  • Aug 10 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), dies at 74
  • Aug 12 Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies
  • Aug 15 Jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84
  • Aug 22 Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, President of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73
  • Aug 22 Oskar Brusewitz, East German vicar, sets self on fire
  • Aug 25 Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
  • Aug 31 Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (If the Gods Keep Silent), dies at 81
  • Sep 2 Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish writer (b. 1934)

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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)
  • Oct 5 Lars Onsager, Norwegian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
  • Oct 6 Gilbert Ryle, British philosopher (b. 1900)
  • Oct 9 Walter Warlimont, German General WWII (b. 1894)
  • Oct 11 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (b. 1897)

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Oct 15 Carlo Gambino, Italian-American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 74

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Carlo Gambino
  • Oct 18 Kavi Samrat Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Telugu writer (b. 1895)
  • Oct 25 Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French writer (Last Days), dies at 73
  • 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)

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

Novelist André Malraux
André Malraux
  • Dec 4 W. F. McCoy, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
  • Dec 6 João Goulart, President of Brazil (b. 1918)
  • Dec 13 Eduard Claudius, writer, dies
  • Dec 16 George, a goose that lived to 49 years 8 months, dies
  • Dec 16 Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (Social Credit Party of Canada) (b. 1917)
  • Dec 20 Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chicago), dies at 74
  • Dec 23 Paul M Frank Forest, dies at 80
  • Dec 23 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, dies at 72
  • Dec 24 Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, heir to the throne of Portugal (b. 1907)
  • Dec 26 Philip A Heart, (Sen-D-Mich), dies at 64
  • Dec 28 Katharine Byron, American politician (b. 1903)