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Historical Events Happened In 1976

Saturday, 20 December 2014

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   Adolph Zukor, Hungarian/US fur trader/movie producer, dies at 103 in the year 1976.  

Jun 12   In the year 1976 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   In the year 1976 "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication)  

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

Jun 16   Student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa on this day in history.  

Jun 19   US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth in the year 1976.  

Jun 23   In the year 1976 cCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens  

Jun 25   On this day in history johnny Mercer, US songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66  

Jun 28   In the year 1976 stanley Baker, actor (Accident, Guns of Navarone), dies at 49  

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

Jun 29   Seychelles gains independence from Britain on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1976.  

Jul 02   In the year 1976 formal reunification of North & South Vietnam  

Jul 02   Frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history first women enter Naval Academy.  

Jul 06   Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station on this day in history.  

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

Jul 07   On this day in history 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   On this day in history ted Mack TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72  

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 13   Max Butting, composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.  

Jul 14   Jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres nomination in NY on this day in history.  

Jul 15   On this day in history 36-hr kidnap of 26 schoolchildren & their bus driver in Calif  

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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 in the year 1976.  

Jan 18   Laurence Courtois, Kortrijk Belg, tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of vincent Polvliet, soccer player (FC Utrecht)  

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

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

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

Jan 10   On this day in history chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65  

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