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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1976?


Events

  • 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 (later NBC)
  • 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

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Movies

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The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Country: United States of America

Modern Times

Modern Times

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

Country: United States of America

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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

Country: United States of America

The Kid

The Kid

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller

Country: United States of America

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

Directed by: Richard Kelly

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1976?
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Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

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Based on a harrowing true story, the groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, is a story of love, power, sex, and death during the sexual revolution of the 1970s.Theresa

The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey

The Moneychangers

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Arthur Hailey’s #1 New York Times–bestselling novel takes readers behind the bronze doors of a major American bank and into the secret world of big money Ben Roselli, president of First Mercantile American

Trinity by Leon Uris

Trinity

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Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that …

Curtain by Agatha Christie

Curtain

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room …

The Greek Treasure by Irving Stone

The Greek Treasure

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A fictionalized narrative of the derided by determined efforts of German traveler-archaeologist, Henry Schliemann, and his second wife, Sophia Engastromenos, to excavate the sites of Homeric Troy and ancient Mycenae