January 1976 calendar

January 1976

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1976?


  • 01 Jan 1976 Musical Jubilee closes at St. James Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • 03 Jan 1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 04 Jan 1976 Candide closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 740 performances
  • 05 Jan 1976 MacNeil-Lehrer Report premieres on PBS
  • 06 Jan 1976 Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million.
  • 08 Jan 1976 Franklin Mint strikes first gold coins for Netherlands Antilles.
  • 09 Jan 1976 Ringo releases Oh My My in the UK
  • 11 Jan 1976 Pacific Overtures opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 193 performances
  • 12 Jan 1976 The UN Security Council votes 11-1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).
  • 14 Jan 1976 Bionic Woman with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC
  • 15 Jan 1976 Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot US President Gerald Ford.
  • 16 Jan 1976 Donny & Marie Osmond musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
  • 17 Jan 1976 Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency.
  • 18 Jan 1976 Super Bowl X: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami, Florida; Most Valuable Player: Lynn Swann, Wide Receiver.
  • 19 Jan 1976 Jimmy Carter wins the Iowa Democratic Caucus.
  • 20 Jan 1976 29th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-5 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 21 Jan 1976 Supersonic Concorde, first commercial flights, by Britain and France.
  • 22 Jan 1976 Bank robbery in Beirut, Lebanon, nets $20-50 million (record).
  • 23 Jan 1976 Paul Robeson, American actor, singer, and social activist (Born 1898)
  • 24 Jan 1976 Cleveland Cavaliers' biggest margin victory-43 points (beat Milwaukee Bucks 132-89).
  • 25 Jan 1976 Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut India versus New Zealand Auckland.
  • 26 Jan 1976 6th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 23-20
  • 27 Jan 1976 Laverne & Shirley spinoff from Happy Days premieres on ABC TV
  • 28 Jan 1976 NBA Atlanta Hawks begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • 29 Jan 1976 Zeiss planetarium in Hague, Netherlands, destroyed by fire.
  • 30 Jan 1976 George Bush becomes 11th director of US Central Intelligence Agency (until 1977).
  • 31 Jan 1976 Lance Gibbs becomes highest Test wicket-taker at 308.

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Music charts

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

  1. - Saturday Night
  2. - Convoy
  3. - I Write The Songs
  4. - Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
  5. - Love Rollercoaster

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Bohemian Rhapsody
  2. - The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
  3. - Glass Of Champagne
  4. - I Believe In Father Christmas
  5. - Mamma Mia


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Country: United States of America

Next Stop, Greenwich Village

Next Stop, Greenwich Village

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois Smith



Release year: 1976

Directed by: Subhash Ghai

Starring: Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, Ajit, Prem Nath

Echoes of a Summer

Echoes of a Summer

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Richard Harris, Jodie Foster, Lois Nettleton, Geraldine Fitzgerald

No Deposit, No Return

No Deposit, No Return

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Norman Tokar

Starring: David Niven, Darren McGavin, Don Knotts, Herschel Bernardi


Which were the most popular books released in January 1976?
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Trinity by Leon Uris



Leon Uris's favorite Irish novel, now available in the Avon mass market. The acclaimed author of Exodus, Battle Cry and QB VII, Topaz and other classics of twentieth century fiction, comes this epic, sweeping adventure that captures Ireland's "terrible beauty" …

Storm Warning by Jack Higgins

Storm Warning


A group of German ex-patriots in Brazil are forced to sail five thousand miles through turbulent waters during World War II. They must also face the death threats posed by American and British military power.

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.

My Life by Golda Meir

My Life


Cover edge has a minor tear. Cover edges may show minor wear. Name at the top of the first page. Rest of the pages are clean and light tanned due to age.

In The Beginning by Chaim Potok

In The Beginning


David Lurie discovers that beginnings can be hard. He must defend his place in the Bronx against the bullies and protect his fragile health.