On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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"Helter Skelter", detailing Charles Manson's cult "family", their capture, trial, conviction and aftermath, premieres on CBS

Murderer Charles Manson
Charles Manson
  • Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the northeastern U.S..
  • Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect is first reported by the astronomer Patrick Moore.

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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

Famous Birthdays

  • Clarence Seedorf, Surinam/Dutch soccer player (Ajax, Real Madrid)
  • David Oyelowo, English Nigerian actor (Spooks, Lincoln), born in Oxford, England

Famous Deaths

  • Freddie Lennon, father of John Lennon (Beatles), dies at 63
  • Max Ernst, German-French surrealist painter and sculptor (founded surrealism), dies at 85
  • Miroslav Ponc, composer, dies at 73
  • S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal, dies at 75