Historical Events In 1976
Thursday, 09 July 2020
Aug 09 Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI v Glamorgan on this day in history.
Aug 09 In the year 1976 jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65
Aug 09 USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth in the year 1976.
Aug 10 On this day in history bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies
Aug 11 On this day in history keith Moon, drummer for the Who, collapses and is hospitalized in Miami
Aug 12 First approach and landing test (ALT) of orbiter Enterprise on this day in history.
Aug 12 Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies on this day in history.
Aug 13 In the year 1976 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 on this day in history.
Aug 16 On this day in history beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 83
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 in the year 1976.
Aug 17 On this day in history murvyn Vye, actor (Road to Bali, Escape to Burma), dies at 63
Aug 18 USSR's Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon on this day in history.
Aug 19 On this day in history alastair Sim, actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75
Aug 19 Pres Gerald R Ford won Republican pres nomination at KC convention on this day in history.
Aug 20 Phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), dies at 69 on this day in history.
Aug 21 In the year 1976 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 in the year 1976.
Aug 24 Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76 in the year 1976.
Aug 24 In the year 1976 soyuz 21 returns to Earth
Aug 25 In the year 1976 eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
Aug 26 In the year 1976 lotte (Krause-)Lehmann, German soprano (More than singing), dies at 88
Aug 27 British MP John Stonehouse resigns following his conviction for theft and fraud in the year 1976.
Aug 29 On this day in history anissa Jones, actress (Buffy-Family Affair), ODs at 18
Aug 30 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show in the year 1976.
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 on this day in history.
Sep 01 NASA launches space vehicle S-197 in the year 1976.
Sep 01 Wayne L Hays, (Rep-D-Oh), resigns (scandal with Elizabeth Ray) on this day in history.
Sep 03 In the year 1976 the unmanned NASA spacecraft Viking Two makes a successful Mars landing to begin its mission of sending color photos back to Earth.
Sep 03 The US spacecraft Viking 2 successfully lands on Mars on this day in history.
Sep 05 A E R Gilligan, cricketer (11 Tests for England 1922-25), dies on this day in history.
Sep 06 On this day in history russian pilot defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet, many smiles in the US
Sep 07 In the year 1976 uS courts find George Harrison guilty of plagarism (He's So Fine)