Historical Events In 1976
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Aug 09 Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI v Glamorgan on this day in history.
Aug 09 On this day in history jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65
Aug 09 USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth on this day in history.
Aug 10 In the year 1976 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 in the year 1976.
Aug 12 Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies on this day in history.
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 On this day in history beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 83
Aug 16 On this day in history 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
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 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 on this day in history.
Aug 20 In the year 1976 phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), dies at 69
Aug 21 In the year 1976 ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies
Aug 22 On this day in history juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, pres of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73
Aug 24 On this day in history michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76
Aug 24 On this day in history soyuz 21 returns to Earth
Aug 25 On this day in history 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 Anissa Jones, actress (Buffy-Family Affair), ODs at 18 in the year 1976.
Aug 30 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show on this day in history.
Aug 30 In the year 1976 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.
Aug 31 Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (If the Gods Keep Silent), dies at 81 in the year 1976.
Sep 01 On this day in history nASA launches space vehicle S-197
Sep 01 Wayne L Hays, (Rep-D-Oh), resigns (scandal with Elizabeth Ray) on this day in history.
Sep 03 On this day in history the unmanned NASA spacecraft Viking Two makes a successful Mars landing to begin its mission of sending color photos back to Earth.
Sep 03 In the year 1976 the US spacecraft Viking 2 successfully lands on Mars
Sep 05 In the year 1976 a E R Gilligan, cricketer (11 Tests for England 1922-25), dies
Sep 06 Russian pilot defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet, many smiles in the US on this day in history.
Sep 07 US courts find George Harrison guilty of plagarism (He's So Fine) on this day in history.