April 1976 calendar

April 1976

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1976.
The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1976: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1976?


  • 01 Apr 1976 Stephen Wozniak and Steven Jobs founded Apple Computer
  • 02 Apr 1976 Portuguese constitution assumed.
  • 03 Apr 1976 Philadelphia Flyers win record-tying 20th straight NHL home game.
  • 04 Apr 1976 5th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Judy Rankin.
  • 05 Apr 1976 Harold Wilson resigns, as James Callaghan becomes Prime Minister of England.
  • 07 Apr 1976 Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping.
  • 09 Apr 1976 US and Russia agree on the size of nuclear tests for peaceful use.
  • 10 Apr 1976 Cleveland Cavaliers win their first NBA Central Division title.
  • 11 Apr 1976 40th Golf Masters Championship: Ray Floyd wins, shooting a 271.
  • 12 Apr 1976 India set 403 to win by West Indies; they get them, six wickets 7 overs spare.
  • 13 Apr 1976 $2 bill re-introduced as US currency
  • 15 Apr 1976 Yankee Stadium reopens, New York Yankees beat Minnesota Twins after trailing 4-0.
  • 16 Apr 1976 As a measure to curb population growth, the minimum age for marriage in India is raised to 21 years for men and 18 years for women.
  • 17 Apr 1976 NL greatest comeback, trailing 12-1 Phils win 18-16 in 10, Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive HRs
  • 18 Apr 1976 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Karsten - Ping Golf Open.
  • 19 Apr 1976 80th Boston Marathon won by Jack Fultz of Washington DC in 2:20:19.
  • 20 Apr 1976 George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python
  • 21 Apr 1976 Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing.
  • 22 Apr 1976 Barbara Walters becomes 1st female nightly network news anchor
  • 23 Apr 1976 The punk rock group The Ramones release their first self-titled album.
  • 25 Apr 1976 Elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country.
  • 26 Apr 1976 Pan Am begins non-stop flights, New York - Tokyo.
  • 27 Apr 1976 So Long 174th St opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 29 Apr 1976 Minister Irene Vorrink begins fluoridating Dutch drinking water.
  • 30 Apr 1976 Wings release Silly Love Songs
  • 01 Apr 1976 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak found Apple Computer, Inc.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1976?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Disco Lady
  2. - Let Your Love Flow
  3. - Dream Weaver
  4. - Right Back Where We Started From
  5. - Lonely Night (Angel Face)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Love To Love
  2. - Save Your Kisses For Me
  3. - Love Really Hurts Without You
  4. - Fernando
  5. - You See The Trouble With Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1976?

Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow



The Modern Library selected Ragtime as one of the 100 greatest novels of all-time. Published in 1975, Ragtime revolutionized our notion of what a novel can be.

Curtain by Agatha Christie



Harper Collins is now home to the Queen of Mystery! Agatha Christie is the acknowledged mistress in suspense. She's the creator of Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot in Belgium, as well as many other memorable characters. Her entire collection of …

Angels by Billy Graham



Yes, angels exist. They are real and not figments of your imagination. "If we had spiritual eyes, we could see not only an evil world and its powers but also powerful angels.

The Russians by Hedrick Smith

The Russians


Hedrick Smith did what all of us wish we could: He went to Russia and spoke to the people.

Nightwork by Irwin Shaw



Douglas Grimes is a penniless ex pilot and is looking for a way to live again. Opportunity is offered by New York City's dead body.