Historical Events For 1976
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Jun 09 On this day in history james A Farley, US Postmaster General (1932-38), dies at 88
Jun 10 On this day in history 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome
Jun 10 Adolph Zukor, Hungarian/US fur trader/movie producer, dies at 103 in the year 1976.
Jun 12 In the year 1976 the Navy phased out the last C-117 (Douglas DC-3), perhaps the most famous transport plane of all time. The last C-117 was flown from Pensacola to Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, the boneyard for obsolete military aircraft
Jun 13 On this day in history don Bolles, US journalist (against Arizona), dies
Jun 14 In the year 1976 "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication)
Jun 16 On this day in history francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed
Jun 16 On this day in history student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa
Jun 19 US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth on this day in history.
Jun 23 CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens on this day in history.
Jun 25 On this day in history johnny Mercer, US songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66
Jun 28 On this day in history stanley Baker, actor (Accident, Guns of Navarone), dies at 49
Jun 29 In the year 1976 leonora Summers, entertainer, dies
Jun 29 Seychelles gains independence from Britain on this day in history.
Jun 30 In the year 1976 a Naval Aviator tradition came to an end when brown shoes were stricken from the officers' and chiefs' uniforms. The tradition initially distinguished the Brown Shoe Navy of the aviators from the black shoes of the surface officers.
Jul 01 On this day in history kenneth Gibson, is first black president of US Conference of Mayors
Jul 02 Formal reunification of North & South Vietnam on this day in history.
Jul 02 On this day in history frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73
Jul 02 Supreme Court ruled death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual in the year 1976.
Jul 03 In the year 1976 103 hostages were rescued by an Israeli commando unit in a raid on Entebbe airport in Uganda. 106 hostages had been taken from a hijacked Air France airliner on its way to Paris from Tel Aviv. Seven pro-Palestinian guerrilla hijackers, 20 Ugandan soldiers and 3 hostages were killed in the raid.
Jul 03 Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), dies at 58 in the year 1976.
Jul 03 Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers on this day in history.
Jul 06 On this day in history first women enter Naval Academy.
Jul 06 Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station in the year 1976.
Jul 07 Gustav Heinemann, German president, dies at 76 in the year 1976.
Jul 07 On this day in history viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars
Jul 09 Uganda asks UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe on this day in history.
Jul 11 In the year 1976 in the Panama-Colombia Border Region, The foreshock, a magnitude 6.7, was followed by a major earthquake of magnitude 7.0 four hours later. Several injured and10 houses and 1 bridge were destroyed in the area
Jul 12 In the year 1976 ted Mack TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72
Jul 12 Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72 in the year 1976.
Jul 13 On this day in history courtmartial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin
Jul 13 In the year 1976 max Butting, composer, dies at 87
Jul 14 On this day in history jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres nomination in NY
Jul 15 In the year 1976 36-hr kidnap of 26 schoolchildren & their bus driver in Calif