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Historical Events Happened In 1976

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 10   Adolph Zukor, Hungarian/US fur trader/movie producer, dies at 103 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history don Bolles, US journalist (against Arizona), dies  

Jun 14   On this day in history "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   On this day in history uS Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth  

Jun 23   CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history leonora Summers, entertainer, dies  

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   On this day in history frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73  

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   Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

Jul 03   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jul 06   On this day in history soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station  

Jul 07   On this day in history gustav Heinemann, German president, dies at 76  

Jul 07   On this day in history viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars  

Jul 09   On this day in history 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   On this day in history ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72  

Jul 13   Courtmartial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin on this day in history.  

Jul 13   Max Butting, composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.  

Jul 14   Jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres nomination in NY on this day in history.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1976

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history 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   Vincent Polvliet, soccer player (FC Utrecht) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Damien Leith, Australian Idol 2006 was born on this day in history.  

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

Feb 29   Ja Rule, American rapper and actor was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   Emma Barton, English actress was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   Terrence Long, American baseball player was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1976

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   Mal Evans, Beatles' roadie, dies on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   Chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies  

Jan 12   On this day in history agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85  

Jan 13   Margaret Leighton, Brit actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at 53 on this day in history.