Historical Events For 1976
Sunday, 11 December 2016
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 On this day in history 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 in the year 1976.
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 Francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed on this day in history.
Jun 16 Student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa in the year 1976.
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 in the year 1976.
Jun 28 Stanley Baker, actor (Accident, Guns of Navarone), dies at 49 in the year 1976.
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 on this day in history.
Jul 01 Kenneth Gibson, is first black president of US Conference of Mayors on this day in history.
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 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 in the year 1976.
Jul 03 Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), dies at 58 in the year 1976.
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 Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station in the year 1976.
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 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 in the year 1976.
Jul 12 Ted Mack TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72 in the year 1976.
Jul 12 Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72 in the year 1976.
Jul 13 On this day in history courtmartial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin
Jul 13 On this day in history max Butting, composer, dies at 87
Jul 14 Jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres nomination in NY on this day in history.
Jul 15 In the year 1976 36-hr kidnap of 26 schoolchildren & their bus driver in Calif