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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1976?


Events

  • 01 May 1976 Jos Hermens on the Netherlands sets record for 20,000 metre, 57:24.2.
  • 02 May 1976 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic.
  • 04 May 1976 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 7 performances
  • 05 May 1976 Anderlecht wins 16th soccer Europe Cup II.
  • 06 May 1976 An earthquake strikes Friuli, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
  • 08 May 1976 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 7 performances
  • 09 May 1976 So Long 174th St closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 11 May 1976 Emmy 3rd Daytime Award presentation
  • 12 May 1976 Bayern Munich wins 21st Europe Cup 1.
  • 14 May 1976 Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter
  • 15 May 1976 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
  • 16 May 1976 Sue Roberts wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic.
  • 17 May 1976 28th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Jack Albertson and M Learned
  • 19 May 1976 Liverpool wins 5th UEFA Cup at Bridge.
  • 22 May 1976 St. Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 HR
  • 24 May 1976 Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 25 May 1976 Heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali knocks out Richard Dunn in five rounds for heavyweight boxing title in Munich, Germany.
  • 29 May 1976 One Piece At A Time by Johnny Cash hits #29
  • 30 May 1976 22nd LPGA Championship won by Betty Burfeindt.
  • 31 May 1976 Syria intervenes in the Lebanese Civil War in opposition to the Palestine Liberation Organization, whom it had previously supported.

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Movies

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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Country: United States of America

Watch Out for the Automobile

Watch Out for the Automobile

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Country: United States of America

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States of America

The Searchers

The Searchers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Country: United States of America

Books

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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 R Document by Irving Wallace

The R Document

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Before the Patriot Act, there was . . . The R DocumentAs crime and violence threaten to engulf America, the President proposes a daring new amendment to the Constitution, allowing the

The Deep by Peter Benchley

The Deep

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A young couple go to Bermuda on their honeymoon. They dive on the reefs offshore, looking for the wreck of a sunken ship.

Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman

Scoundrel Time

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In 1952, Hellman joined the ranks of intellectuals and artists called before Congress to testify about political subversion. Terrified yet defiant, Hellman refused to incriminate herself or others, and managed to

The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

The Final Days

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The Final Days is the classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon's dramatic last months as president. Moment by moment, Bernstein and Woodward portray the taut, post-Watergate White House as Nixon, his