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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 Pink Panther Strikes Again

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down, Burt Kwouk

Country: United States of America

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Vladimir Bychkov

Starring: Viktoriya Novikova, Valentin Nikulin, Galina Artyomova, Yuri Senkevich

The Eagle Has Landed

The Eagle Has Landed

Release year: 1976

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter

Country: United States of America

Books

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Ceremony Of The Innocent by Taylor Caldwell

Ceremony Of The Innocent

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One of this country's most acclaimed novelists returns to late nineteenth and early twentieth century America as the setting for her most personal novel: the parallel stories of a woman and

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.

Lovers And Tyrants by Francine du Plessix Gray

Lovers And Tyrants

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“A novel of extraordinary richness and power. Sensual, witty, vividly evocative in every sentence. A fine book which achieves the real texture of life so often absent from fiction, and as

Dolores by Jacqueline Susann

Dolores

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This is the intense, tragic story of Dolores Ryan, the beautiful and fashionable young widow of an assassinated American President. After his death, Dolores finds herself too poor to sustain her extravagant tastes and too lonely to be fulfilled as …

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.