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1976 in History

Events in History

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Jan 1 Liberty Bell moves to new home across the street from Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The Liberty Bell on its ornate stand, 1872
The Liberty Bell on its ornate stand, 1872
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  • Jan 1 Venezuela nationalizes oil fields
  • Jan 3 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jan 4 "Home Sweet Homer" opens & closes at Palace Theater NYC
  • Jan 4 The Ulster Volunteer Force shoot dead 6 Catholic civilians in 2 coordinated attacks in County Armagh, North Ireland
  • Jan 5 "MacNeil-Lehrer Report" premieres on PBS
  • Jan 5 Cambodia is renamed "Democratic Kampuchea"
  • Jan 5 In retaliation for the Reavey and O'Dowd killings, the South Armagh Republican Action Force shoot dead 10 Protestant civilians after stopping their minibus in County Armagh
  • Jan 6 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Jan 8 Franklin Mint strikes 1st gold coins for Netherlands Antilles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 9 Ringo Starr releases "Oh My My" in UK

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Jan 11 Military coup in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lara leaves
  • Jan 11 US male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka
  • Jan 12 UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Organisation

InventionHistoric Invention

Jan 13 American inventor Ray Kurzweil and the National Federation of the Blind unveil the Kurzweil Reading Machine, the first omni-font optical character recognition system

Inventor and Author Ray Kurzweil
Inventor and Author
Ray Kurzweil

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 15 Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot US President Gerald Ford

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford

  • Jan 15 US-German Helios B solar probe launched into solar orbit
  • Jan 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jan 16 Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive"
  • Jan 17 Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency
  • Jan 17 Blondie release their debut single "X Offender" written by Debbie Harry and Gary Valentine
  • Jan 21 Supersonic Concorde has its 1st commercial flights
  • Jan 22 Bank robbery in Beirut nets $20-50 million (record)
  • Jan 23 The Provisional Irish Republican Army truce of February 1975 is officially brought to an end
  • Jan 23 The results to U.S. advice columnist Ann Landers' question (if they could do it all over, would parents still become parents) state that 70% of 10,000 responding parents were negative about being parents
  • Jan 25 Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut Ind v NZ Auckland
  • Jan 26 Belgium Catholic elite starts amnesty campaign for war criminals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 26 David Mamet's "American Buffalo" premieres in NYC

Playwright David Mamet
David Mamet
  • Jan 26 Israel opens "Good Fence" to Lebanon
  • Jan 27 9th ABA All-Star Game: Denver 144 beats ABA 138 at Denver
  • Jan 27 Morocco-Algeria battles in West Sahara
  • Jan 27 Viv Richards scores his 1st Test century against Australia
  • Jan 28 E. A. S. Prasanna takes 8-76 to rip through NZ at Eden Park
  • Jan 29 Zeiss planetarium in Hague destroyed by fire
  • Jan 29 Bombs set off in London's West End by the IRA; 1 person is injured
  • Jan 30 1st-class debut of Dav Whatmore, in Johannesburg

  • Jan 30 George H. W. Bush becomes 11th director of CIA (until 1977)
  • Jan 30 William E Colby, ends term as 10th director of CIA
  • Jan 31 Lance Gibbs becomes highest Test wicket-taker at 308
  • Feb 2 "The Honeymooners Second Honeymoon" airs on TV
  • Feb 4 7.5 earthquake kills 22,778 in Guatemala & Honduras
  • Feb 4 US Federal Judge Oliver upholds Seitz's decision on Andy Messersmith free agency
  • Feb 4 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 4 Hua Guofeng becomes Premier of the People's Republic of China

Paramount Leader of China Hua Guofeng
Paramount Leader of China
Hua Guofeng
  • Feb 5 Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies
  • Feb 7 FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WCPR (Brooklyn New York)
  • Feb 7 World's largest telescope (600 cm) begins operation (USSR)
  • Feb 8 Largest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Wash-21,130)
  • Feb 11 Clifford Alexander Jr confirmed as 1st African American US Secretary of Army
  • Feb 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 13 Peter Casserly of NZ hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 hours
  • Feb 13 Major-General Olusegun Obasanjo becomes military ruler of Nigeria
  • Feb 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 17 Macau adopts constitution (Organic Law of Macau)
  • Feb 19 Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara
  • Feb 20 The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbands.

  • Feb 21 Cardinal Willebrands installed as Archbishop of Utrecht
  • Feb 23 Owners announce spring training won't open without a labor contract
  • Feb 24 Cuba adopts its constitution
  • Feb 24 Jules Feiffer's "Knock Knock" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 24 Leonid Brezhnev opens 25th congress of CPSU

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Feb 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Feb 27 Final meeting between Mao Zedong and Richard Nixon

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Feb 28 Spain withdraws from Western Sahara, leaving Ceuta & Melilla (Spanish Morocco) as the last European possessions in Africa
  • Mar 3 Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia
  • Mar 3 5 workers are killed by the police in a demonstration in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • Mar 4 John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes at Toledo, Ohio
  • Mar 5 British pound falls below $2 for 1st time
  • Mar 6 Ice Pairs Championship at Gothenburg won by Rodnina & Zaitsev (Soviet Union)
  • Mar 7 Morocco & Mauretania break diplomatic relations with Algeria
  • Mar 8 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China
  • Mar 12 South African troops leave Angola
  • Mar 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 15 Failed coup in Niger

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 16 British Prime Minister Harold Wilson announces his resignation

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • Mar 17 Malikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.76)

  • Mar 17 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is retried
  • Mar 17 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 17 4 Catholic civilians (including 2 children) are killed and twelve wounded when the Ulster Volunteer Force explode a car bomb at Hillcrest Bar, Dungannon
  • Mar 20 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.70)
  • Mar 20 Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery
  • Mar 23 International Bill of Rights goes into effect (35 nations ratifying)
  • Mar 24 Argentine President Isabel Martínez de Perón is deposed in a military coup
  • Mar 25 Argentine military junta bans leftist political parties
  • Mar 26 AL approves purchase of Toronto franchise by LaBatt Brewing for $7M

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 26 Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Mar 27 Washington, D.C. underground Metro opens
  • Mar 29 8 Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting 4 Kent State students
  • Mar 30 Israel kills 6 Palestinians protesting land confiscation
  • Mar 31 NJ Court rules Karen Anne Quinlan may be disconnected from respirator

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 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
  • Apr 1 Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the northeastern U.S..
  • Apr 1 Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect is first reported by the astronomer Patrick Moore.
  • Apr 2 Cambodia Khieu Sampan succeeds Prince Sihanouk as Premier
  • Apr 2 Portuguese constitution assumed
  • Apr 3 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Apr 4 Seni Pramoj's Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 5 Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Apr 5 Tom Stoppard's play "Dirty Linen and New-Found-Land" premieres in London

Playwright and Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Playwright and Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 7 Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 13 Martin Sastre, Uruguayan artist, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Mar 2 Glenn Rubenstein, American writer and journalist
  • Mar 3 Fraser Gehrig, Australian rules footballer
  • Mar 5 Tim Sylvia, American mixed martial artist
  • Mar 9 Thor Halvorssen, Venezuelan human rights activist, born in Venezuela
  • Mar 15 Jennifer 8. Lee, American journalist
  • Mar 15 Katherine Brooks, American television director
  • Mar 15 Jose Sanchez Zolliker, Mexican writer
  • Mar 23 Dougie Lampkin, English motorcycle trials rider, born in Silsden, West Yorkshire, England
  • Mar 23 Jayson Blair, American journalist and author
  • Apr 2 Evan McMullin, American independent candidate for President (2016), born in Provo, Utah
  • Apr 16 Dan Kellner, American fencer, born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Apr 18 Justin Ross, American politician (Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from the 22nd district 2003-12), born in Bowie, Maryland
  • May 10 Rob Malda, American internet writer/editor (Slashdot)
  • May 24 Bob Maesen, Belgian flatwater canoer, born in Neerpelt, Pelt, Belgium
  • May 27 RJD2, American hip-hop producer
  • Jun 2 Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso, Queen consort of Lesotho
  • Jun 2 Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • Jun 3 Enda Markey, Irish/Australian entertainer

Person of interestAlexei Navalny

Jun 4 Alexei Navalny, Russian political activist (leader of Progress Party), born in Butyn, Soviet Union

Political Activist Alexei Navalny
Political Activist
Alexei Navalny
  • Jun 10 Hadi Saei Bonehkohal, Persian taekwondoka
  • Jun 10 Esther Ouwehand, Dutch politician, parliamentarian for the Party for the Animals
  • Jun 18 Witte Wartena, Dutch artist
  • Jun 24 Louisa Leaman, English author
  • Jul 2 Ivan Tomić, Croatian buissnesman
  • Jul 3 Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • Jul 10 Brendon Lade, Australian rules footballer
  • Jul 17 Gino D'Acampo, Italian celebrity chef, born in Torre del Greco, Italy
  • Jul 20 Erica Hill, American news anchor
  • Jul 21 Cori Bush, American politician, nurse and activist, first African American woman representative from Missouri, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 24 Rashida Tlaib, American politician (Rep-D-Michigan 2018-), one of the first Muslim women elected to US House, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 25 Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan, Macedonian poet, born in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
  • Jul 27 Demis Hassabis, British Artificial Intelligence researcher, computer game designer, and neuroscientist, born in London, England
  • Jul 28 Huma Abedin, American political staffer to Hillary Clinton, born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Aug 1 Ivan Duque Márquez, Colombian politician, President of Colombia (2018-), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Aug 6 Parmeso Emekrasha, Buddhist Monk
  • Aug 6 Travis Kalanick, American entrepreneur (Red Swoosh, Uber), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 9 Aled Haydn Jones, Radio 1's The Chris Moyles show Producer
  • Aug 11 Erick Lindgren, American poker player (WSOP Player of the Year 2008), born in Burney, California
  • Aug 15 Robert Macfarlane, English nature writer, born in Halam, England
  • Aug 15 Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian politician, Prime Minister of Ethiopia (2018-), 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, born in Beshasha, Ethiopia
  • Aug 18 Bryan Volpenhein, American rower, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sep 4 Clinton R. Nixon, American game designer
  • Sep 14 Jeremy Dunham, American video game designer, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Sep 20 Reuben Singh, British entrepreneur
  • Sep 27 Matt Harding, American video game developer
  • Sep 28 Fedor Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist
  • Oct 1 Antonio Roybal, American painter and sculptor
  • Oct 2 Jason Dodson, American political consultant and teacher of esotericism
  • Oct 2 Anita Kulcsár, Hungarian handball player (d. 2005)
  • Oct 4 Ueli Steck, Swiss mountain climber, born in Emmental (d. 2017)
  • Oct 5 Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechen President, born in Tsentaroy, Russia
  • Oct 14 Ben Pridmore, World Memory Champion
  • Oct 16 Ryan Fitzgerald, Australian football (AFL) player and media personality
  • Oct 21 Mélanie Turgeon, French Canadian alpine skier
  • Oct 29 Mohsen Emadi, Iranian Poet
  • Nov 6 Catherine Clark, Canadian journalist; daughter of Joe Clark, born in High River, Alberta
  • Nov 7 One Be Lo [Ralond Scruggs], American hip-hop artist (Binary Star), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Nov 8 Colin Strause, American director and one half of the Brothers Strause, born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Nov 16 Danny Wallace, British author, born in Dundee, United Kingdom

Person of interestJack Dorsey

Nov 19 Jack Dorsey, American computer programmer, co-founder of Twitter, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Tech Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey
Tech Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Twitter
Jack Dorsey
  • Nov 30 Cypher Zero, American circus innovator (New York Circus Arts)
  • Dec 1 Konerak Sinthasomphone, Jeffrey Dahmer's victim, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Dec 1 Brently Heilbron, American satirist
  • Dec 1 Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (d. 1998)
  • Dec 14 Leland Chapman, American bounty hunter, born in Groom, Texas
  • Dec 20 Adam Powell, Welsh computer programmer and game designer (Neopets), born in Newport, Wales
  • Dec 20 Ramon Stoppelenburg, Dutch traveler and author, born in Leiden, Netherlands
  • Dec 25 Armin van Buuren, Dutch DJ & producer, born in Leiden, Netherlands

Weddings in History

  • Jun 19 King Charles XVI Gustaf of Sweden marries Silvia Renate Sommerlath in Stockholm Cathedral, 1st Swedish reigning monarch to marry since 1797

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 21 Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (33) weds Althea Leasure (23)

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 24 Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (73) weds Mary Morgan

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Benjamin Spock

Divorces in History

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 2 Second wife Carole Hoff divorces serial killer John Wayne Gacy (33) after 3 years of marriage

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • Mar 19 Princess Margaret separates from the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Michael V. Love, American test pilot (X-24), dies in F-4 crash at 37
  • Jan 5 John A. Costello, 3rd Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, dies at 84
  • Jan 6 Albert Rice Leventhal, American publisher (Little Golden Books), dies at 68

Person of interestZhou Enlai

Jan 8 Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China, dies of bladder cancer at 77

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • Jan 8 Robert Forgan, British fascist (b. 1891)

Person of interestAgatha Christie

Jan 12 Agatha Christie, British crime writer (Murder on the Orient Express, Mousetrap), dies at 85

Novelist Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
  • Jan 14 Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77), dies at 53
  • Jan 19 Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (b. 1886)
  • Jan 23 Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 44
  • Jan 26 João Branco Núncio, Portuguese Bullfighter (b. 1901)
  • Jan 29 Jesse Fuller, American one-man blues band ("San Francisco Bay Blues"), dies of heart disease at 80
  • Jan 31 Ernesto Miranda, American litigant, conviction on kidnapping, rape, and armed robbery charges, stabbed to death at 34
  • Feb 1 Edgar Pangborn, American author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
  • Feb 1 George Whipple, American scientist & Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 97
  • Feb 1 Werner Heisenberg, German physicist who discovered the uncertainty principle (Nobel 1932), dies at 74
  • Feb 11 Alexander Lippisch, German scientist and pioneer of aerodynamics, dies at 81
  • Feb 11 Frank Arnau [Heinrich Schmitt], German crime fiction writer, dies at 81
  • Feb 13 Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian military ruler, is assassinated at 37
  • Feb 18 Anton Betzner, writer, dies at 81
  • Feb 20 Kathryn Kuhlman, religious leader/faith healer, dies
  • Feb 20 René Cassin, French jurist and judge (Nobel Peace Prize 1968), dies at 88
  • Feb 22 Michael Polany, Hungarians/English chemist/sociologist, dies at 84
  • Feb 23 L. S. Lowry, British painter of industrial scenes, dies at 88
  • Mar 3 Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer, dies at 75
  • Mar 4 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (Thermodynamik), dies at 89
  • Mar 7 Wright Patman, American politician (b. 1893)
  • Mar 8 Alfons Rebane, Estonian military commander (b. 1908)
  • Mar 14 Busby Berkeley, US choreographer/dir (Strike Up the Band), dies at 80
  • Mar 14 Martha Saalfeldt, writer, dies
  • Mar 17 Luchino Visconti, Italian director (The Leopard, Death in Venice), dies at 69
  • Mar 18 James McCartney, father of Paul McCartney, dies at 73
  • Mar 18 Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (b. 1893)

Person of interestBernard Montgomery

Mar 24 Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British WWII Field Marshal (African campaign, D-Day) and WWI officer, dies at 88

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • Mar 26 Josef Albers, German artist, dies at 88
  • Mar 26 Lin Yutang, Chinese writer, dies at 80
  • Mar 31 Paul Strand, American photographer (b. 1890)
  • Apr 1 Max Ernst, German-French surrealist painter and sculptor (founded surrealism), dies at 85
  • Apr 1 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal, dies at 75
  • Apr 4 Harry Nyquist, Swedish contributor to information theory (b. 1889)
  • Apr 5 Wilder Penfield, Canadian surgeon (b. 1891)
  • Apr 6 Ruth P Thomson, writer, dies
  • Apr 6 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)
  • Apr 14 José Revueltas, Mexican writer (b. 1914)
  • Apr 15 Gerald Smith, American antisemite (Nationalist Christian Crusade), dies at 78
  • Apr 17 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85
  • Apr 17 Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
  • Apr 18 Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization engineer, dies at 65
  • Apr 24 Mark Tobey, US abstract painter, (Broadway Norm), dies at 85
  • Apr 28 Eugen Roth, German poet, dies at 81
  • Apr 28 Richard Hughes, English writer (Fiction as Truth), dies at 76
  • May 1 Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet who fought the military junta in Greece (b. 1939)
  • May 1 T.R.M. Howard, civil rights leader, entrepreneur, surgeon (b. 1908)
  • May 3 Ernie Nevers, American College, Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback, coach (Stanford, Chicago Cardinals), dies of heart & kidney ailments at 72
  • May 4 Henri Bosco, French author and poet (Gogol), dies at 87
  • May 5 Thomas Burnett Swann, American sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur), dies at 47
  • May 6 Karel M J F Cruysberghs, Flemish author (On the Pulpit), dies at 85
  • May 8 Ulrike Meinhof, lead Germany Red Army Faction, dies
  • May 9 Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian poet & writer (Dikt, Jonas), dies at 55
  • May 10 George Curzon, dies at 77
  • May 10 Elias Aslaksen, Leader of Smith's Friends (b. 1888)
  • May 11 Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect (Finlandia House), dies at 78
  • May 15 Samuel Eliot Morison, American historian (Admiral of the Ocean Sea), dies at 88
  • May 20 Zelmar Michelini, Uruguayan politician, member of the Christian-Democrat party, and Héctor Gutiérrez Ruiz "disappeared"
  • May 24 Henk [Hendrik Johannes] Lankhorst, Dutch politician (PSP), dies at 62
  • May 24 Melle Oldeboerrigter, Dutch painter and cartoonist, dies at 65

Person of interestMartin Heidegger

May 26 Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (Being & Time), dies at 86

Philosopher Martin Heidegger
Martin Heidegger
  • May 26 Juan Maino, Chilean leader of MAPU, "disappeared"
  • May 28 Steffan Danielsen, Faroese painter (b. 1922)
  • May 31 Jacques Monod, French biochemist, dies
  • May 31 Martha Mitchell [nee Beall], wife of Attorney General John Mitchell, dies of multiple myeloma at 57
  • Jun 1 Pierre Balledux, Dutch stage manager and resistance fighter, dies at 89
  • Jun 2 Bartoes [Albertus J Wijstma], cabaret performer, dies at 73
  • Jun 2 Juan José Torres, former President of Bolivia, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor
  • Jun 5 Walter Field, entertainer, dies at 101

Person of interestJ. Paul Getty

Jun 6 J. Paul Getty, American oil magnate and billionaire (Getty Oil), dies at 83

Industrialist J. Paul Getty
J. Paul Getty
  • Jun 9 James A Farley, US Postmaster General (1932-38), dies at 88
  • Jun 9 Paul Rodenko, Dutch poet and writer (Never Marry a Witch), dies at 55
  • Jun 12 Nguyễn Ngọc Thơ, Prime Minister of South Vietnam, dies at 68
  • Jun 13 Don Bolles, American journalist (against Arizona), dies
  • Jun 16 Francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed
  • Jun 16 Victor Dalby Lord, fictional character on "One Life to Live", dies at 59
  • Jun 21 Margaret Herrick, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences director (b. 1902)
  • Jun 23 Imogen Cunningham, American photographer (1965 ASMP award), dies at 93
  • Jun 29 Leonora Summers, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 29 Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek mathematician, dies at 62
  • Jul 1 Anneliese Michel, German woman said to be possessed by demons (b. 1952)
  • Jul 4 Antoni Słonimski, Polish poet (b. 1895)
  • Jul 4 Yonatan Netanyahu, Israel commander killed freeing Israeli hostages during Operation Entebbe in Uganda, at 30 years
  • Jul 6 Zhu De, Chinese general and politician (commander-in-chief of Eighth Route Army), dies at 89
  • Jul 6 Fritz Lenz, German geneticist, dies at 89
  • Jul 7 Gustav Heinemann, President of West Germany (1969-74), dies at 76
  • Jul 13 Frederick Hawksworth, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (b. 1884)
  • Jul 13 Joachim Peiper, German military leader (SS, by assassination; b. 1915)
  • Jul 15 Paul William Gallico, writer, dies at 78
  • Jul 16 Carmelo Soria, Spanish diplomat assassinated in 1976 by the Chilean DINA
  • Jul 18 Sally Salminen, Finnish writer (Katrina), dies at 70
  • Jul 19 Sal Tas, Dutch journalist, dies at 70
  • Jul 20 Samuel Mutendi, founder of the Zimbabwean Zion Christian Church, dies
  • Jul 21 Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British ambassador to Ireland, assassinated
  • Jul 27 Ray Brennan, retired US Air Force captain, American Legion bookkeeper and the 1st American to die of "Legionnaire's Disease", dies of an apparent heart attack at 61