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Historical Events In 1976

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Aug 09   Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI v Glamorgan on this day in history.  

Aug 09   Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65 in the year 1976.  

Aug 09   On this day in history uSSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth  

Aug 10   Bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies in the year 1976.  

Aug 11   On this day in history keith Moon, drummer for the Who, collapses and is hospitalized in Miami  

Aug 12   In the year 1976 first approach and landing test (ALT) of orbiter Enterprise  

Aug 12   On this day in history thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies  

Aug 13   On this day in history an HU-16 Albatross, the Navy's last operational seaplane made its final water landing in Pensacola Bay  

Aug 15   Jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84 in the year 1976.  

Aug 16   Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 83 in the year 1976.  

Aug 16   In the Mindanao area of the Philippines, a 7.9 earthquake occurred near the west coast of Mindanao, about 950 kilometers south of Manila. A tsunami was generated in the Moro Gulf causing considerable damage and loss of life. It is estimated that the earthquake and tsunami killed 5,000 to 8,0000 people on this day in history.  

Aug 17   In the year 1976 murvyn Vye, actor (Road to Bali, Escape to Burma), dies at 63  

Aug 18   In the year 1976 uSSR's Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon  

Aug 19   Alastair Sim, actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75 in the year 1976.  

Aug 19   Pres Gerald R Ford won Republican pres nomination at KC convention in the year 1976.  

Aug 20   Phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Aug 21   On this day in history ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies  

Aug 22   Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, pres of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Aug 24   Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76 in the year 1976.  

Aug 24   Soyuz 21 returns to Earth on this day in history.  

Aug 25   On this day in history eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76  

Aug 26   Lotte (Krause-)Lehmann, German soprano (More than singing), dies at 88 in the year 1976.  

Aug 27   In the year 1976 british MP John Stonehouse resigns following his conviction for theft and fraud  

Aug 29   On this day in history anissa Jones, actress (Buffy-Family Affair), ODs at 18  

Aug 30   On this day in history tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show  

Aug 30   USS Oriskany, the last of the Essex-class attack carriers, was decommissioned at San Francisco and placed in the mothball fleet. Oriskany saw extensive action in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts in the year 1976.  

Aug 31   Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (If the Gods Keep Silent), dies at 81 in the year 1976.  

Sep 01   NASA launches space vehicle S-197 on this day in history.  

Sep 01   On this day in history wayne L Hays, (Rep-D-Oh), resigns (scandal with Elizabeth Ray)  

Sep 03   The unmanned NASA spacecraft Viking Two makes a successful Mars landing to begin its mission of sending color photos back to Earth on this day in history.  

Sep 03   In the year 1976 the US spacecraft Viking 2 successfully lands on Mars  

Sep 05   A E R Gilligan, cricketer (11 Tests for England 1922-25), dies on this day in history.  

Sep 06   In the year 1976 russian pilot defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet, many smiles in the US  

Sep 07   US courts find George Harrison guilty of plagarism (He's So Fine) in the year 1976.  

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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   In the year 1976 birth of laurence Courtois, Kortrijk Belg, tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta)  

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   In the year 1976 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 in the year 1976.  

Famous Deaths In 1976

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   In the year 1976 mal Evans, Beatles' roadie, dies  

Jan 04   Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84 in the year 1976.  

Jan 08   In the year 1976 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   Mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies in the year 1976.  

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

Jan 13   Margaret Leighton, Brit actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at 53 on this day in history.  

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