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Historical Events In 1976

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Aug 09   Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI v Glamorgan in the year 1976.  

Aug 09   On this day in history jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65  

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

Aug 10   On this day in history bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies  

Aug 11   Keith Moon, drummer for the Who, collapses and is hospitalized in Miami in the year 1976.  

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 in the year 1976.  

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

Aug 18   On this day in history 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   In the year 1976 pres Gerald R Ford won Republican pres nomination at KC convention  

Aug 20   On this day in history phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), dies at 69  

Aug 21   Ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1976 soyuz 21 returns to Earth  

Aug 25   Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Aug 26   On this day in history lotte (Krause-)Lehmann, German soprano (More than singing), dies at 88  

Aug 27   On this day in history british MP John Stonehouse resigns following his conviction for theft and fraud  

Aug 29   In the year 1976 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 on this day in history.  

Aug 31   Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (If the Gods Keep Silent), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Sep 01   In the year 1976 nASA launches space vehicle S-197  

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 in the year 1976.  

Sep 03   The US spacecraft Viking 2 successfully lands on Mars in the year 1976.  

Sep 05   A E R Gilligan, cricketer (11 Tests for England 1922-25), dies in the year 1976.  

Sep 06   Russian pilot defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet, many smiles in the US on this day in history.  

Sep 07   On this day in history uS courts find George Harrison guilty of plagarism (He's So Fine)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1976

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper  

Jan 18   Laurence Courtois, Kortrijk Belg, tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta) was born in the year 1976.  

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

Jan 18   Damien Leith, Australian Idol 2006 was born on this day in history.  

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   Emma Barton, English actress was born in the year 1976.  

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 in the year 1976.  

Jan 04   Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84 in the year 1976.  

Jan 05   On this day in history georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84  

Jan 08   On this day in history 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 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   On this day in history agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85  

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

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