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Events in History in November 1976

  • 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; Walter Mondale elected vice president

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
42nd Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale
42nd Vice President of the United States
Walter Mondale
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 14 War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing

War Criminal Pieter Menten
War Criminal
Pieter Menten
  • 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 releaseMusic Single

Nov 26 Ringo Starr releases "Hey Baby" single

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr

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