June 1976 calendar

June 1976

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1976?


  • 01 Jun 1976 Great-Britain and Iceland terminate codfish war
  • 02 Jun 1976 A car bomb fatally injures Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles.
  • 03 Jun 1976 US presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta.
  • 04 Jun 1976 The Boston Celtics defeat the Phoenix Suns 128-126 in triple overtime in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the Boston Garden. In 1997, the game is selected by a panel of experts as the greatest of the NBA's first 50 years.
  • 05 Jun 1976 Bigfoot by Bro Smith hits #57
  • 06 Jun 1976 30th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
  • 07 Jun 1976 NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor and David Brinkley, premieres
  • 08 Jun 1976 Houston Astros draft Floyd Bannister #1
  • 10 Jun 1976 49th National Spelling Bee: Tim Kneale wins spelling narcolepsy
  • 11 Jun 1976 Magnificent Marble Machine, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 12 Jun 1976 Yes, Yes, Yes by Bill Cosby hits #46
  • 13 Jun 1976 4th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Donna Caponi
  • 14 Jun 1976 Gong Show premieres on TV
  • 15 Jun 1976 Rain out! Astrodome cancels game heavy rains make it difficult for visiting team and umpires to get through flooded streets to the stadium
  • 16 Jun 1976 The Soweto riots in South Africa begin.
  • 17 Jun 1976 ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets & Spurs) merges into NBA
  • 18 Jun 1976 St. Louis Cardinals Lou Brock and Hector Cruz hit inside-the-park HRs
  • 19 Jun 1976 King Charles XVI Gustaf of Sweden marries Dutchess Silvia Sommerlath
  • 20 Jun 1976 76th US Golf Open: Jerry Pate shoots a 277 at Atlanta AC in Duluth, Georgia
  • 21 Jun 1976 Berlinguers PCI wins election in Italy
  • 22 Jun 1976 Godspell opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 527 performances
  • 23 Jun 1976 CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
  • 24 Jun 1976 1975 movie Rocky Horror Picture Show released in Germany
  • 25 Jun 1976 Ranger Toby Harrah is only shortstop not to handle a fielding chance in doubleheader
  • 26 Jun 1976 WS shortstop Toby Harrah plays DH without touching a batted ball
  • 27 Jun 1976 Pacific Overtures closes at Winter Garden NYC after 193 performances
  • 28 Jun 1976 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 30 Jun 1976 John Walker of New Zealand sets record for 2000 metre, 4:51.4.
  • 05 Jun 1976 The Teton Dam in Idaho, United States, collapses. Eleven people are killed as a result of flooding.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Love Hangover
  2. - Silly Love Songs
  3. - Get Up And Boogie (That's Right)
  4. - Afternoon Delight
  5. - Misty Blue

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Fernando
  2. - Combine Harvester
  3. - Save Your Kisses For Me
  4. - You To Me Are Everything
  5. - No Charge


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1976?

Agent In Place by Helen MacInnes

Agent In Place


Chuck Kelso is an idealist. He only intended to leak a top-secret NATO memo to the media, but he soon finds it in the hands a Russian.

The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh

The Choirboys


Los Angeles Police Department partners, they are haunted by the dark secrets of nightwatch-shared predawn drinks and the sex sessions they call "chore practice." Each one carries his cynicism as a bulletproof jockstrap. He has his horror story and his …

Spandau by Albert Speer



This book is among the most remarkable ever written. The Nuremberg War Crimes Trials convicted the prisoners of writing. They were forbidden to use any typewriters.

The Deep by Peter Benchley

The Deep


A couple travels to Bermuda for their honeymoon. They dive off the coast to search for a sunken ship.

The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

The Final Days


THE FINAL DAYS tells the story of Richard Nixon's final months as President. Bernstein and Woodward play the taut post-Watergate White House of Nixon in a series of moments.