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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 2 Democrat candidate Jimmy Carter is elected President of the United States, defeating incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Nov 5 Balt Jim Palmer wins AL Cy Young Award
  • 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 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 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 18 Yanks sign free agent Don Gullett
  • 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 24 Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award
  • Nov 25 The Band's farewell concert at San Francisco'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 Ringo releases "Hey Baby" single

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 6 Catherine Clark, Canadian journalist; daughter of Joe Clark, born in High River, Alberta
  • Nov 7 One Be Lo, hip-hop artist
  • Nov 8 Colin Strause, American director
  • Nov 16 Danny Wallace, British author
  • Nov 19 Benny Vansteelant, Belgian duathlete (d. 2007)
  • Nov 30 Cypher Zero, American circus innovator (New York Circus Arts)

Deaths in History


Person of interestAlexander Calder

Nov 11 Alexander Calder, American sculptor (mobiles), dies at 78

  • Nov 12 Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1893)
  • Nov 18 Man Ray, US artist (Dada), dies at 86
  • Nov 19 Sir Basil Spence, British architect (b. 1907)
  • Nov 20 Trofim Lysenko, Soviet biologist and agronomist, dies at 78

Person of interestAndré Malraux

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

Novelist André Malraux
Novelist
André Malraux