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

But much more happened on December 1976: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1976?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1976 Angola admitted to United Nations.
  • 02 Dec 1976 Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticos Torrado.
  • 03 Dec 1976 Dr Patrick J Hillery elected President of Iraq.
  • 05 Dec 1976 Buffalo Bill's OJ Simpson rushes 203 yards.
  • 06 Dec 1976 War criminal Pieter Menten arrested in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 08 Dec 1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 10 Dec 1976 Wings release triple album Wings Over America
  • 12 Dec 1976 QB Joe Namath last game as a New York Jet
  • 13 Dec 1976 Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur, California.
  • 15 Dec 1976 Jamaica premier Manley wins elections.
  • 16 Dec 1976 Liberian tanker stranded at Nantucket, 180,000 barrels oil in sea
  • 17 Dec 1976 Superstation WTBS in Atlanta goes national.
  • 18 Dec 1976 A Star is Born, with Barbra Striesand, premieres
  • 19 Dec 1976 President Brezhnev receives his 5th Lenin order
  • 20 Dec 1976 Music Is opens at St. James Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 21 Dec 1976 Patricia R Harris is named Secretary of HUD.
  • 22 Dec 1976 35 Unification church couples wed in New York City
  • 23 Dec 1976 A new volcano, Murara, erupts in eastern Zaire.
  • 25 Dec 1976 Egyptian SS Patria sinks in Red Sea, about 100 killed
  • 26 Dec 1976 Music Is closes at St. James Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 27 Dec 1976 Albania constitution goes into effect.
  • 28 Dec 1976 Fiddler on the Roof opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 167 performances
  • 31 Dec 1976 The Cars played their 1st gig

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Movies

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Country: United States of America

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Country: United States of America

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Country: United States of America

Gentlemen of Fortune

Gentlemen of Fortune

Directed by: Aleksandr Seryj

Starring: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveliy Kramarov

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Country: United States of America

Books

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Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut

Slapstick

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Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies.

Storm Warning by Jack Higgins

Storm Warning

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During World War II, a group of German expatriates trapped in Brazil must sail across five thousand miles of tempestuous water to reach their homeland--and face the deadly barricade of American and British military power.

Ordinary People by Judith Guest

Ordinary People

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The Novel that Inspired Robert Redford’s Oscar Winning Film starring Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler MooreIn Ordinary People, Judith Guest’s remarkable first novel, the Jarrets are a typical

Adolf Hitler by John Toland

Adolf Hitler

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland’s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose

Passages by Gail Sheehy

Passages

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At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow