Historical Events For 1976
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Jun 09 In the year 1976 james A Farley, US Postmaster General (1932-38), dies at 88
Jun 10 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome in the year 1976.
Jun 10 On this day in history adolph Zukor, Hungarian/US fur trader/movie producer, dies at 103
Jun 12 On this day in history 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 Don Bolles, US journalist (against Arizona), dies in the year 1976.
Jun 14 "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication) in the year 1976.
Jun 16 Francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed on this day in history.
Jun 16 Student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa on this day in history.
Jun 19 In the year 1976 uS Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth
Jun 23 On this day in history cCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
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 On this day in history seychelles gains independence from Britain
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 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 In the year 1976 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 on this day in history.
Jul 03 Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers in the year 1976.
Jul 06 First women enter Naval Academy in the year 1976.
Jul 06 Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station in the year 1976.
Jul 07 On this day in history gustav Heinemann, German president, dies at 76
Jul 07 Viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars on this day in history.
Jul 09 In the year 1976 uganda asks UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe
Jul 11 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 on this day in history.
Jul 12 On this day in history 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 In the year 1976 courtmartial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin
Jul 13 Max Butting, composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.
Jul 14 In the year 1976 jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres nomination in NY
Jul 15 36-hr kidnap of 26 schoolchildren & their bus driver in Calif on this day in history.