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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)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1976

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1976 birth of hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper  

Jan 18   In the year 1976 birth of laurence Courtois, Kortrijk Belg, tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta)  

Jan 18   Vincent Polvliet, soccer player (FC Utrecht) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Damien Leith, Australian Idol 2006 was born in the year 1976.  

Feb 29   Bryan Gillooly, Auburn NY, diver (Olympics-96) was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   Ja Rule, American rapper and actor was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   Emma Barton, English actress was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history mal Evans, Beatles' roadie, dies  

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

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

Jan 08   Chou En-lai, China's PM (1949-76), dies of cancer in Beijing at 78 in the year 1976.  

Jan 10   On this day in history chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65  

Jan 11   In the year 1976 mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies  

Jan 12   Agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85 in the year 1976.  

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

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