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Historical Events For 1976

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Jun 09   In the year 1976 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 on this day in history.  

Jun 12   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 in the year 1976.  

Jun 13   In the year 1976 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   Student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa on this day in history.  

Jun 19   US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth in the year 1976.  

Jun 23   In the year 1976 cCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens  

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Jun 25   Johnny Mercer, US songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Jun 28   Stanley Baker, actor (Accident, Guns of Navarone), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

Jun 29   Leonora Summers, entertainer, dies on this day in history.  

Jun 29   In the year 1976 seychelles gains independence from Britain  

Jun 30   On this day in history 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   In the year 1976 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   Frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73 in the year 1976.  

Jul 02   On this day in history supreme Court ruled death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual  

Jul 03   On this day in history 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   On this day in history hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), dies at 58  

Jul 03   In the year 1976 israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers  

Jul 06   First women enter Naval Academy in the year 1976.  

Jul 06   In the year 1976 soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station  

Jul 07   Gustav Heinemann, German president, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jul 07   In the year 1976 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   In the year 1976 ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72  

Jul 13   On this day in history courtmartial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin  

Jul 13   On this day in history max Butting, composer, dies at 87  

Jul 14   On this day in history jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres nomination in NY  

Jul 15   On this day in history 36-hr kidnap of 26 schoolchildren & their bus driver in Calif  

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Famous Birthdays In 1976

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper was born in the year 1976.  

Jan 18   In the year 1976 birth of laurence Courtois, Kortrijk Belg, tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta)  

Jan 18   In the year 1976 birth of vincent Polvliet, soccer player (FC Utrecht)  

Jan 18   In the year 1976 birth of damien Leith, Australian Idol 2006  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of bryan Gillooly, Auburn NY, diver (Olympics-96)  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of ja Rule, American rapper and actor  

Feb 29   Emma Barton, English actress was born in the year 1976.  

Feb 29   In the year 1976 birth of terrence Long, American baseball player  

Famous Deaths In 1976

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   Mal Evans, Beatles' roadie, dies in the year 1976.  

Jan 04   On this day in history jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84  

Jan 05   Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84 in the year 1976.  

Jan 08   On this day in history chou En-lai, China's PM (1949-76), dies of cancer in Beijing at 78  

Jan 10   On this day in history chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65  

Jan 11   Mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies in the year 1976.  

Jan 12   In the year 1976 agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85  

Jan 13   On this day in history margaret Leighton, Brit actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at 53  

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