March 1976 calendar

March 1976

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1976?


  • 02 Mar 1976 Bubbling Brown Sugar opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 766 performances
  • 03 Mar 1976 Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia.
  • 04 Mar 1976 John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes in Toledo, Ohio.
  • 06 Mar 1976 Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova and Gorshkov
  • 07 Mar 1976 Morocco and Mauretania break diplomatic relations with Algeria.
  • 09 Mar 1976 First female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy.
  • 11 Mar 1976 Near Newport, Rhode Island, a magnitude 3.5 earthquake occurs.
  • 12 Mar 1976 South African troops leave Angola.
  • 13 Mar 1976 Mozambique recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • 14 Mar 1976 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race.
  • 15 Mar 1976 Failed coup in Nigeria.
  • 16 Mar 1976 British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
  • 17 Mar 1976 Rubin Hurricane Carter is retried
  • 19 Mar 1976 Princess Margaret separates from the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years.
  • 20 Mar 1976 Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery
  • 23 Mar 1976 International Bill of Rights goes into effect
  • 24 Mar 1976 In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Peron and start a 7-year dictatorial period self-styled the National Reorganization Process. Since 2006, a public holiday known as Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice is held on this day.
  • 25 Mar 1976 My Fair Lady opens at St. James Theater NYC for 384 performances
  • 26 Mar 1976 Wings release Wings at the Speed of Sound album
  • 27 Mar 1976 Washington DC underground Metro opens
  • 29 Mar 1976 Eight Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting four Kent State students.
  • 30 Mar 1976 Israel kills six Palestinians protesting land confiscation.
  • 31 Mar 1976 Cleveland Cavaliers clinch their first ever NBA playoff berth.
  • 24 Mar 1976 In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Perón and start a seven-year dictatorial period self-styled the National Reorganization Process.[57]
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Music charts

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

  1. - Love Machine (Part 1)
  2. - December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
  3. - All By Myself
  4. - Dream Weaver
  5. - Lonely Night (Angel Face)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Love To Love
  2. - December '63
  3. - Love Really Hurts Without You
  4. - Convoy
  5. - Save Your Kisses For Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1976?

Nightwork by Irwin Shaw



Douglas Grimes is a penniless ex pilot and is looking for a way to live again. Opportunity is offered by New York City's dead body.

The Boys From Brazil by Ira Levin

The Boys From Brazil


The classic thriller about Dr. Josef Mengele and his nightmarish plot for the restoration of the Third Reich. Dr. Josef Mengele is alive and hiding in South America. He gathers former colleagues to embark on a terrifying project: the creation …

The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins

The Eagle Has Landed


Hitler orders Hitler to do the impossible as the Allies begin to turn the tide of war. He will either kidnap Winston Churchill or kill him.

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.

Bring On The Empty Horses by David Niven

Bring On The Empty Horses


David Niven is a well-known actor in Britain. He was the archetypal English gentleman and starred in more than ninety films. He is also a great chronicler.