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Historical Events Happened In 1976

Friday, 24 October 2014

Jun 09   James A Farley, US Postmaster General (1932-38), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

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

Jun 10   On this day in history 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   Don Bolles, US journalist (against Arizona), dies on this day in history.  

Jun 14   "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication) in the year 1976.  

Jun 16   Francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed in the year 1976.  

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   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   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 in the year 1976.  

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

Jul 03   In the year 1976 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   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 in the year 1976.  

Jul 06   On this day in history 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   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 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   On this day in history ted Mack TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72  

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   Jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres nomination in NY in the year 1976.  

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

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 in the year 1976.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 12   In the year 1976 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