January 5, 1976 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • "MacNeil-Lehrer Report" premieres on PBS
  • Cambodia is renamed "Democratic Kampuchea"
  • Greg Chappell scores 182* for Australia at SCG against West Indies
  • 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

Deaths in History

  • John A. Costello, Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1891)