Historical Events For 1976
Monday, 22 January 2018
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 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 Don Bolles, US journalist (against Arizona), dies on this day in history.
Jun 14 On this day in history "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 In the year 1976 student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa
Jun 19 On this day in history uS Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth
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 on this day in history.
Jun 28 In the year 1976 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 in the year 1976.
Jun 30 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 in the year 1976.
Jul 01 In the year 1976 kenneth Gibson, is first black president of US Conference of Mayors
Jul 02 In the year 1976 formal reunification of North & South Vietnam
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 03 103 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 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 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars
Jul 09 Uganda asks UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe in the year 1976.
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 Ted Mack TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72 on this day in history.
Jul 12 Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72 on this day in history.
Jul 13 Courtmartial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin in the year 1976.
Jul 13 Max Butting, composer, dies at 87 in the year 1976.
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