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Historical Events For 1976

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

Jun 10   On this day in history 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome  

Jun 10   In the year 1976 adolph Zukor, Hungarian/US fur trader/movie producer, dies at 103  

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   "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication) in the year 1976.  

Jun 16   In the year 1976 francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed  

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   CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens in the year 1976.  

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

Jun 28   Stanley Baker, actor (Accident, Guns of Navarone), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

Jun 29   In the year 1976 leonora Summers, entertainer, dies  

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   On this day in history kenneth Gibson, is first black president of US Conference of Mayors  

Jul 02   Formal reunification of North & South Vietnam on this day in history.  

Jul 02   In the year 1976 frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73  

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

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   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 in the year 1976.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1976.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 12   Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jul 13   On this day in history courtmartial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin  

Jul 13   Max Butting, composer, dies at 87 in the year 1976.  

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 Birthdays In 1976

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Jan 02   On this day in history birth of hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper  

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   In the year 1976 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 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   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   On this day in history chou En-lai, China's PM (1949-76), dies of cancer in Beijing at 78  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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