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Historical Events In 1976

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Jul 15   Paul William Gallico, writer, dies at 78 in the year 1976.  

Jul 16   Carmelo Soria, Spanish diplomat assassinated in 1976 by the Chilean DINA on this day in history.  

Jul 16   Rock duo Loggins & Messina break-up after 6 years on this day in history.  

Jul 17   On this day in history 21st modern Olympic games opens in Montréal  

Jul 18   On this day in history thiokol conducts 2-min firing of space shuttle's SRB at Brigham, Ut  

Jul 19   Gene Roth, actor (Rosie, Tormented, Nightfall), dies at 73 in the year 1976.  

Jul 19   On this day in history rock group Deep Purple disbands  

Jul 20   In the year 1976 on the seventh anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the Viking 1 lander, an unmanned U.S. planetary probe  

Jul 20   In the year 1976 tom Lowry, cricketer (early New Zealand Test captain), dies  

Jul 20   US Viking 1 lands on Mars at Chryse Planitia, first Martian landing in the year 1976.  

Jul 21   In the year 1976 christopher Ewart-Biggs Brit ambassador to Ireland is assassinated  

Jul 21   Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British ambassador to Ireland, assassinated on this day in history.  

Jul 21   The first outbreak of "Legionnaire's Disease" kills 29 in Phila in the year 1976.  

Jul 22   "Let My People Come" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 106 performances on this day in history.  

Jul 23   In the year 1976 wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64  

Jul 23   On this day in history wings release "Let 'em In"  

Jul 27   In the year 1976 8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese  

Jul 27   In the year 1976 ray Brennan becomes first to, die of "Legionnaire's Disease"  

Jul 27   In the year 1976 ray Brennan, becomes 1st to, die of "Legionnaire's Disease"  

Jul 28   242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) 8.2 earthquake on this day in history.  

Jul 28   In the year 1976 eldon Joersz & Geo Morgan set world air speed record of 3,530 kph  

Jul 28   On this day in history jacob Soetendorp, rabbi, dies at 62  

Jul 28   On this day in history tangshan earthquake in China killing 242,769-655,000 people  

Jul 28   In the year 1976 tangshan earthquake in China killing 655,000 people  

Jul 30   Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball in the year 1976.  

Aug 01   Trinidad and Tobago independence on this day in history.  

Aug 02   In the year 1976 fritz Lang, director (Cloak & Dagger, Metropolis), dies at 85  

Aug 04   Enrique Angelelli, Argentine bishop on this day in history.  

Aug 05   Adrian Roland Holst, poet (Past the Roads), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

Aug 06   In the year 1976 gregor Piatigorsky, Russian cellist, dies at 73  

Aug 07   Cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86 on this day in history.  

Aug 07   In the year 1976 scientists in Pasadena, Calif, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars  

Aug 07   On this day in history uS Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth  

Aug 08   John Roselli, hired by CIA to kill Castro, found murdered in the year 1976.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1976

Famous People Born In This Year In History

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 18   Damien Leith, Australian Idol 2006 was born in the year 1976.  

Feb 29   Bryan Gillooly, Auburn NY, diver (Olympics-96) was born in the year 1976.  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of ja Rule, American rapper and actor  

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

Feb 29   In the year 1976 birth of terrence Long, American baseball player  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Chou En-lai, China's PM (1949-76), dies of cancer in Beijing at 78 in the year 1976.  

Jan 10   Chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65 in the year 1976.  

Jan 11   On this day in history mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies  

Jan 12   Agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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

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