April 1976 in History

Events in History

  • 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.

Apple Macintosh Personal Computer

Apr 1 Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs found Apple Computer in the garage of Jobs' parents house in Cupertino, California

  • 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

Election of Interest

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

Event of Interest

Apr 7 Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping

  • Apr 9 US & Russia agreed on size of nuclear tests for peaceful use

Event of Interest

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

Historic Publication

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

  • Apr 12 India set 403 to win by WI They get them, 6 wkts 7 overs spare
  • Apr 13 US Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes
  • Apr 21 Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing
  • Apr 21 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 25 Cub centerfielder Rick Monday rescues US flag from 2 fans trying to set it on fire
  • 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 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
  • Apr 30 The Betsy Ross Bridge, spanning the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Pennsauken, New Jersey opens

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 2 Evan McMullin, American independent candidate for President (2016), born in Provo, Utah
  • Apr 9 Nikole Hannah-Jones, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize - The 1619 Project), born in Waterloo, Iowa
  • Apr 16 Dan Kellner, American fencer, born in Livingston, New Jersey

Andrew NgAndrew Ng (46 years old)

Apr 18 British-born American computer scientist (Google Brain, Baidu, Stanford), born in United Kingdom

  • Apr 18 Justin Ross, American politician (Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from the 22nd district 2003-12), born in Bowie, Maryland

Deaths in History

  • 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-American physicist and electronic engineer who contributed to communication theory (Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem; Nyquist rate), dies at 87
  • Apr 5 Wilder Penfield, Canadian surgeon (b. 1891)
  • Apr 6 Ruth Plumly Thomson, American children's writer (Oz series), dies at 84
  • Apr 6 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)
  • Apr 14 José Revueltas, Mexican write and political activist, dies after a heart attack at 61
  • Apr 15 Gerald Smith, American antisemite (Nationalist Christian Crusade), dies at 78
  • Apr 17 Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
  • Apr 17 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85
  • 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