February 1976 calendar

February 1976

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 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 February 1976: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1976?


  • 01 Feb 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man mini-series premieres on ABC TV
  • 02 Feb 1976 Honeymooners Second Honeymoon airs on TV
  • 03 Feb 1976 26th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-109 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 04 Feb 1976 12th Winter Olympic games opens in Innsbruck, Austria
  • 05 Feb 1976 Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies.
  • 07 Feb 1976 FCC raids and shuts down pirate radio station WCPR
  • 08 Feb 1976 Jan Stephens wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Naples Golf Classic.
  • 11 Feb 1976 Clifford Alexander Jr confirmed as 1st black secretary of Army
  • 12 Feb 1976 Sal Mineo, actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), stabbed at age 37.
  • 13 Feb 1976 Peter Casserly of New Zealand hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 holes.
  • 14 Feb 1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 15 Feb 1976 12th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
  • 17 Feb 1976 Rockabye Hamlet opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 19 Feb 1976 Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara.
  • 20 Feb 1976 Muhammad Ali knocks out Jan Pierre Coopman in five rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 21 Feb 1976 Rockabye Hamlet closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 22 Feb 1976 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic.
  • 24 Feb 1976 Cuba adopts its constitution.
  • 26 Feb 1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 27 Feb 1976 Final meeting between China's Mao tse Tung and US President Richard Nixon.
  • 28 Feb 1976 Spain withdraws from Western Sahara
  • 06 Feb 1976 In testimony before a United States Senate subcommittee, Lockheed Corporation president Carl Kotchian admits that the company had paid out approximately $3 million in bribes to the office of Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Love Rollercoaster
  2. - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
  3. - Theme From S.W.A.T.
  4. - I Write The Songs
  5. - Love To Love You Baby

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Bohemian Rhapsody
  2. - December '63
  3. - Glass Of Champagne
  4. - Forever And Ever
  5. - Mamma Mia


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1976?

Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner

Looking for Mr. Goodbar


Based on a true story, Looking for Mr. Goodbar is the #1 New York Times Bestseller. It's a story about love, power, and death during 1970s sexual revolution.

Power! by Michael Korda



This article explains the nature, uses, rewards, and purposes of power. It also describes how power was achieved and used by different adepts

Bodyguard Of Lies by Anthony Cave Brown

Bodyguard Of Lies


This is the extraordinary, real story of the clandestine war with intricate deceptions that he the secrets of D-Day and secured the victory for the Allies.

Winning Through Intimidation by Robert J. Ringer

Winning Through Intimidation


If you have ever been left behind, you will appreciate the rewards you can reap when you take initiative in all areas of your life.

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 …