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Historical Events For 1976

Monday, 22 May 2017

Jun 09   James A Farley, US Postmaster General (1932-38), dies at 88 in the year 1976.  

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 in the year 1976.  

Jun 14   In the year 1976 "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   In the year 1976 student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa  

Jun 19   US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth on this day in history.  

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

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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   On this day in history leonora Summers, entertainer, dies  

Jun 29   In the year 1976 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   Kenneth Gibson, is first black president of US Conference of Mayors on this day in history.  

Jul 02   Formal reunification of North & South Vietnam in the year 1976.  

Jul 02   In the year 1976 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1976 soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station  

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

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

Jul 09   Uganda asks UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe on this day in history.  

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   Ted Mack TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72 in the year 1976.  

Jul 12   In the year 1976 ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72  

Jul 13   Courtmartial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin in the year 1976.  

Jul 13   On this day in history max Butting, composer, dies at 87  

Jul 14   On this day in history 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 Birthdays In 1976

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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 in the year 1976.  

Jan 18   Vincent Polvliet, soccer player (FC Utrecht) was born in the year 1976.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of damien Leith, Australian Idol 2006  

Feb 29   In the year 1976 birth of bryan Gillooly, Auburn NY, diver (Olympics-96)  

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

Feb 29   Emma Barton, English actress was born in the year 1976.  

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   On this day in history mal Evans, Beatles' roadie, dies  

Jan 04   In the year 1976 jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84  

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   Chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65 in the year 1976.  

Jan 11   Mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies in the year 1976.  

Jan 12   In the year 1976 agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85  

Jan 13   In the year 1976 margaret Leighton, Brit actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at 53  

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