Historical Events in 1976 (Part 4)

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  • Nov 7 "Gone With the Wind" televised
  • Nov 8 A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the Greek 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 "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" closes at Playhouse NYC after 16 performances
  • Nov 14 Cleveland Browns' Jerry Sherk sets club record with 4 sacks
  • Nov 14 War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing

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Nov 14 "Network", directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch and William Holden, premieres in Los Angeles and New York City (Finch - Academy Awards Best Actor 1977)

  • Nov 15 Syrian army conquers Beirut
  • Nov 16 René Levesque's Parti Québécois wins elections in Quebec

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Nov 16 Rick Barry (SF), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • 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

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Nov 19 George Harrison releases "This Song"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 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 20 George Harrison appears on "Saturday Night Live"
  • Nov 20 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-Hong Kong Golf Open

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Nov 21 "Rocky" directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sylvester Stallone premieres in New York (Best Picture 1977)

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor/Director
Sylvester Stallone
  • Nov 21 26th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins
  • Nov 22 Algeria Constitution goes into effect
  • Nov 22 Comic strip "Cathy" by Cathy Guisewite 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 100m undersea without breathing equipment.
  • Nov 24 NBA Atlanta Hawks end a 28 game road losing streak
  • Nov 24 Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award

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Nov 25 O.J. Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 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 German DR deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
  • Nov 26 Ringo releases "Hey Baby" single
  • Nov 26 Sex Pistols release their debut single "Anarchy In The UK"

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Nov 26 Willy Brandt elected chairman of Socialist International

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • Nov 27 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Colgate-Far East Golf Championship
  • Nov 27 41st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 38-7 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 64th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 23-20

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Nov 29 NY Yankees sign free agent Reggie Jackson to 5-year contract

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Nov 30 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB)
  • Dec 1 Angola admitted to the UN
  • Dec 1 Bangladesh General Ziaur Rahman declares himself president
  • Dec 1 Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as "rotten punks"

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Dec 2 Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba, replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Dec 3 Patrick J Hillery elected President of Ireland
  • Dec 5 Buffalo Bill O.J. Simpson rushes 203 yards
  • Dec 6 War criminal Pieter Menten arrested in Zurich
  • Dec 7 UN Security Council endorses Kurt Waldheim, Secretary-General for second 5 year term
  • Dec 8 UN General Assembly re-elects Kurt Waldheim Secretary-General

  • Dec 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 10 Wings release triple album "Wings Over America"
  • Dec 12 QB Joe Namath last game as a NY Jet
  • Dec 13 Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur
  • Dec 13 Longest non-stop passenger airflight (Sydney to SF 13h14m)
  • Dec 14 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Dutch Liberal/social dem abortion laws
  • Dec 15 Oil tanker Argo Merchant runs aground on the Nantucket Shoals, spilling 7.6 m million gallons of fuel oil - one of the largest oil spills at sea
  • Dec 15 Jamaica premier Manley wins elections
  • Dec 15 Samoa becomes a member of the UN
  • Dec 16 Andrew Young named Ambassador & Chief US Delegate to UN
  • Dec 16 Charlie Finley's $10 million damage suit against Bowie Kuhn begins
  • Dec 16 Government halts swine flu vaccination prog following reports of paralysis
  • Dec 16 Liberian tanker stranded at Nantucket, 180,000 barrels oil in sea
  • Dec 17 Superstation WTBS in Atlanta went national

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Dec 18 "A Star is Born" film directed by Frank Pierson with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, premieres

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Dec 18 "Wonder Woman" debuts on ABC
  • Dec 18 Soviet dissident Viktor Bukovskiexchanged for Chile CP-leader Corvalan
  • Dec 19 Jo Ann Washam/Chi Chi Rodriguez wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Champ
  • Dec 19 John Lever takes 7-46 in 1st Test Cricket innings, v India Delhi

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Dec 19 Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev receives his 5th Order of Lenin

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Dec 19 Piper Cherokee crashes into Balt Memorial Stadium upper stands, 10 minutes after Colts lose 40-14 to Steelers. No one seriously hurt
  • Dec 19 65th Davis Cup: Italy beats Chile in Santiago (4-1)
  • Dec 20 "Music Is" opens at St James Theater NYC for 8 performances

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Dec 20 Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin resigns

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • Dec 21 20th Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 3-0 vs Bruins
  • Dec 21 Patricia R Harris named secretary of HUD
  • Dec 21 UN General Assembly passes a resolution declaring 1979-Year of Child
  • Dec 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 22 "Your Arm's Too Short..." opens at Lyceum NYC for 429 performances
  • Dec 22 35 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • Dec 22 German DR banishes singer Nina Hagen
  • Dec 25 Egyptian SS Patria sinks in Red Sea, about 100 killed
  • Dec 25 Takeo Fukuda becomes Japanese premier
  • Dec 25 6th Fiesta Bowl: #8 Oklahoma beats Wyoming, 41-7
  • Dec 26 "Music Is" closes at St James Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Dec 26 The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) is founded.
  • Dec 26 AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-7
  • Dec 26 NFC Championship Game: Minnesota Vikings beat Los Angeles Rams 24-13
  • Dec 27 Albania constitution goes into effect
  • Dec 28 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 167 performances
  • Dec 28 Genie Francis joins "General Hospital" as Laura Vining
  • Dec 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 28 Winnie Mandela banished in South Africa
  • Dec 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 31 TV soap "Somerset" ends 6 year run
  • Dec 31 The Cars played their 1st gig