On This Day

November 1976 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Britain gives Gilbert Island (Kiribati) self rule
  • Nov 1 W German Generals Krupinski and Franke admit to having been Nazis

Election of Interest

Nov 2 Democrat candidate Jimmy Carter is elected President of the United States, defeating incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford; Walter Mondale elected vice president

  • Nov 5 New AL franchises in Seattle & Toronto fill up their rosters
  • Nov 5 Pirates trade Manny Sanguillen & $100,000 to A's for mgr Chuck Tanner
  • Nov 5 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Nov 6 Benjamin Hooks, succeeds Roy Wilkins as executive director of NAACP
  • Nov 8 A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the Greek city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated
  • Nov 9 UN General Assembly condemns apartheid in South Africa
  • Nov 10 Utah Supreme Court approves execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore

Historic Event

Nov 14 War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing

  • Nov 15 Syrian army conquers Beirut
  • Nov 16 René Levesque's Parti Québécois wins elections in Quebec
  • Nov 17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Nov 18 Spain's parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship
  • 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 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 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

Music Single

Nov 26 Ringo Starr releases single "Hey Baby"

Election of Interest

Nov 26 Former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is elected chairman of the Socialist International (1976-92)


Birthdays in History

  • 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

Jack Dorsey

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

  • Nov 30 Cypher Zero, American circus innovator (New York Circus Arts)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 10 Theodore Besterman, British bibliographer and psychical researcher, dies at 71
  • Nov 12 Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1893)
  • Nov 18 Man Ray, American artist (Dada), dies at 86
  • Nov 19 Basil Spence, Scottish architect (Coventry Cathedral), dies at 69
  • Nov 20 Trofim Lysenko, Soviet biologist and agronomist, dies at 78

André Malraux

Nov 23 André Malraux [Berger], French novelist and art historian (La Condition Humaine), dies at 75