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Historical Events Happened In 1976

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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   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 on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1976 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   Leonora Summers, entertainer, dies on this day in history.  

Jun 29   On this day in history 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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1976.  

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   In the year 1976 gustav Heinemann, German president, dies at 76  

Jul 07   In the year 1976 viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars  

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   In the year 1976 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   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   Jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres nomination in NY on this day in history.  

Jul 15   In the year 1976 36-hr kidnap of 26 schoolchildren & their bus driver in Calif  

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Jan 02   Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper was born on this day in history.  

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

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   Bryan Gillooly, Auburn NY, diver (Olympics-96) was born in the year 1976.  

Feb 29   In the year 1976 birth of ja Rule, American rapper and actor  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of emma Barton, English actress  

Feb 29   Terrence Long, American baseball player was born in the year 1976.  

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   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   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   In the year 1976 mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies  

Jan 12   Agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85 in the year 1976.  

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