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Historical Events In 1976

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Oct 12   Hua Guo-feng succeeds Mao Tse-tung as chairman of Communist Party in the year 1976.  

Oct 14   In the year 1976 edith Evans, actress (Tom Jones, Scrooge, Chalk Garden), dies at 88  

Oct 14   Soyuz 23 carries 2 to Salyut 6, but returns without docking on this day in history.  

Oct 15   In the year 1976 carlo Gambino, US gangster, dies at 74  

Oct 15   Ringo releases "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll" on this day in history.  

Oct 15   In the year 1976 the first debate of major-ticket VP nominees Mondale (D) vs Dole (R)  

Oct 16   Soyuz 23 (Russian) returns to Earth on this day in history.  

Oct 20   70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince in the year 1976.  

Oct 21   American Saul Bellow wins Nobel Prize for Literature in the year 1976.  

Oct 23   On this day in history leonard Lee, US R&B-singer (Shirley & Lee-I'm Gone), dies at 40  

Oct 24   First Jewish film and TV festival in the year 1976.  

Oct 24   In the year 1976 richard Sturzenegger, composer, dies at 70  

Oct 25   On this day in history 5th Enterprise, approach & lands test (ALT) flight  

Oct 25   Gov Wallace grants full pardon to Clarence Norris, last known survivor of 9 Scottsboro Boys who were convicted in 1931 rape in the year 1976.  

Oct 25   Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French writer (Last Days), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Oct 26   Deryck Victor Cooke, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Oct 26   Transkei gains independence, not recognized outside of South Africa on this day in history.  

Oct 26   In the year 1976 trinidad & Tobago becomes a republic  

Oct 30   On this day in history jane Pauley becomes news co-anchor of the Today Show  

Oct 30   In the year 1976 rev Joseph Evans elected president of the United Church of Christ  

Oct 31   Linda Watkins, actress (From Hell it Came, Harpy), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Nov 01   In the year 1976 oscar Beregi Jr, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City), dies at 58  

Nov 02   In the year 1976 former Georgia Gov Jimmy Carter (D) defeats incumbent Gerald R Ford (R) in race for Presidency  

Nov 02   Jimmy Carter elected as the (38th) US President on this day in history.  

Nov 05   The latest model of the Sea Cobra helicopter, the AH-1T, was turned over to the Marine Corps from Bell Helicopter Textron for further testing on this day in history.  

Nov 09   On this day in history billy Halop, actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family), dies at 56  

Nov 09   UN General Assembly condemns apartheid in South Africa in the year 1976.  

Nov 10   In the year 1976 utah Supreme Court OKs execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore  

Nov 11   Alexander Calder, US sculptor, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

Nov 12   In the year 1976 walter Hamor Piston, US composer, dies at 82  

Nov 14   On this day in history "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" closes at Playhouse NYC after 16 perfs  

Nov 15   On this day in history jean Gabin, French actor (Quai des Brumes), dies at 72  

Nov 17   Victor Alessandro, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1976.  

Nov 18   Man Ray, US artist (Dada), dies at 86 in the year 1976.  

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

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

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

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   On this day in history birth of emma Barton, English actress  

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   On this day in history jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84  

Jan 05   In the year 1976 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1976 chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65  

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

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

Jan 13   On this day in history margaret Leighton, Brit actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at 53  

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