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Historical Events Happened In 1976

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Jun 09   On this day in history 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   In the year 1976 adolph Zukor, Hungarian/US fur trader/movie producer, dies at 103  

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 13   Don Bolles, US journalist (against Arizona), dies on this day in history.  

Jun 14   "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication) on this day in history.  

Jun 16   Francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed in the year 1976.  

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 in the year 1976.  

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

Jun 25   Johnny Mercer, US songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66 in the year 1976.  

Jun 28   On this day in history stanley Baker, actor (Accident, Guns of Navarone), dies at 49  

Jun 29   Leonora Summers, entertainer, dies in the year 1976.  

Jun 29   Seychelles gains independence from Britain on this day in history.  

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   Kenneth Gibson, is first black president of US Conference of Mayors on this day in history.  

Jul 02   On this day in history formal reunification of North & South Vietnam  

Jul 02   Frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Jul 02   Supreme Court ruled death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual in the year 1976.  

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   In the year 1976 hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), dies at 58  

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   In the year 1976 first women enter Naval Academy.  

Jul 06   Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station on this day in history.  

Jul 07   Gustav Heinemann, German president, dies at 76 in the year 1976.  

Jul 07   Viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1976 max Butting, composer, dies at 87  

Jul 14   In the year 1976 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  

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1976 birth of hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper  

Jan 18   Laurence Courtois, Kortrijk Belg, tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 18   On this day in history 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   In the year 1976 birth of emma Barton, English actress  

Feb 29   On this day in history 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   Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84 in the year 1976.  

Jan 05   On this day in history georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84  

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

Jan 10   In the year 1976 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   Agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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