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.