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Historical Events In 1976

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Feb 04   In the year 1976 7.5 earthquake kills 22,778 in Guatemala &Honduras  

Feb 04   On this day in history a 7.5 earthquake was centered about 160 kilometers northeast of Guatemala City. Over 23,000 deaths  

Feb 04   On this day in history edward Benjamin Britten, composer, dies at 62  

Feb 04   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

Feb 05   On this day in history australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies  

Feb 05   On this day in history last day of Test Cricket for Lance Gibbs &Ian Redpath  

Feb 05   Roger Livesey, actor (Drum, Vice Versa, Col Blimp), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Feb 06   In the year 1976 george Harrison releases "This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)"  

Feb 06   On this day in history vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist (Charlie Brown TV specials), dies at 43  

Feb 07   In the year 1976 larry Groce's "Junk Food Junkie" peaks at #9  

Feb 07   World's largest telescope (600 cm) begins operation (USSR) on this day in history.  

Feb 08   In the year 1976 hua Guofeng becomes premier of China PR  

Feb 09   In the year 1976 in Los Angeles conductor arranger Percy Faith dies at age 67  

Feb 11   In the year 1976 alice Allen, actress (Call of the Hills), dies  

Feb 11   In the year 1976 clifford Alexander Jr confirmed as first black Secretary of Army  

Feb 12   James Clifton Williams, composer (Sinfonians), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Feb 12   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Feb 13   On this day in history dorothy Hamill wins Olympics figure-skating gold, Innsbruck, Austria  

Feb 13   General Murtala Mohammed, head of Nigeria, killed during a coup on this day in history.  

Feb 13   Peter Casserly of New Zealand hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 holes on this day in history.  

Feb 14   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

Feb 15   On this day in history 12th Winter Olympics games close at Innsbruck, Austria  

Feb 17   In the year 1976 jean Servais, Belgian actor (Every Man is My Enemy), dies at 65  

Feb 18   Anton Betzner, writer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Feb 19   Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara in the year 1976.  

Feb 19   In the year 1976 iceland breaks off diplomatic relations with Britain over the 'cod war'  

Feb 20   In the year 1976 kathryn Kuhlman, religious leader/faith healer, dies  

Feb 21   On this day in history "Rockabye Hamlet" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 7 performances  

Feb 21   Cardinal Willebrands installed as archbishop of Utrecht on this day in history.  

Feb 21   Florence Ballard, member of Diana Ross and the Supremes, dies in Detroit at age 32 in the year 1976.  

Feb 21   Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies at 32 in the year 1976.  

Feb 22   In the year 1976 angela Baddeley, actress (Speckled Band), dies at 71  

Feb 23   On this day in history fuzzy Knight, actor (Gun Town, Ragtime Cowboy Joe), dies at 74  

Feb 23   Owners announce spring training won't open without a labor contract on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 18   In the year 1976 birth of damien Leith, Australian Idol 2006  

Feb 29   Bryan Gillooly, Auburn NY, diver (Olympics-96) was born in the year 1976.  

Feb 29   Ja Rule, American rapper and actor was born in the year 1976.  

Feb 29   In the year 1976 birth of emma Barton, English actress  

Feb 29   On this day in history 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   Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 11   On this day in history 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 in the year 1976.  

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