November 1976 calendar

November 1976

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1976?


  • 01 Nov 1976 Britain gives Gilbert Island (Kiribati) self rule
  • 02 Nov 1976 Jimmy Carter (D) defeats Gerald Ford (R) for President
  • 03 Nov 1976 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA / Japan Mizuno Golf
  • 04 Nov 1976 1st mass-market free-agent reentry draft, Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Gullett, Tenace, Fingers, Baylor, Grich and McCovey, available
  • 05 Nov 1976 New AL franchises in Seattle and Toronto fill up their rosters
  • 06 Nov 1976 Former Twins relief ace Bill Campbell is 1st free-agent to sign with a new team, joining the Red Sox for $1 million over 4 years
  • 07 Nov 1976 Gone With the Wind televised
  • 08 Nov 1976 A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.
  • 09 Nov 1976 Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame career
  • 10 Nov 1976 Utah Supreme Court authorizes execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore.
  • 14 Nov 1976 War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing
  • 15 Nov 1976 Syrian army conquerors Beirut
  • 16 Nov 1976 Rick Barry (San Francisco Warriors), ends then longest NBA free-throw streak of 60.
  • 19 Nov 1976 George Harrison releases This Song
  • 20 Nov 1976 George Harrison appears on Saturday Night Live
  • 22 Nov 1976 Algeria Constitution goes into effect
  • 23 Nov 1976 Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m (330 ft) undersea without breathing equipment.
  • 24 Nov 1976 Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award
  • 25 Nov 1976 OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs. Detroit
  • 26 Nov 1976 German DR deprives singer / Poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
  • 27 Nov 1976 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Colgate-Far East Golf Championship
  • 28 Nov 1976 64th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 23-20
  • 29 Nov 1976 Free agent Reggie Jackson signs 5 year pact with New York Yankees
  • 30 Nov 1976 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Rock'n Me
  2. - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
  3. - Disco Duck (Part 1)
  4. - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
  5. - Love So Right

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - If You Leave Me Now
  2. - Mississippi
  3. - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
  4. - Don't Take Away The Music
  5. - Under The Moon Of Love


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1976?

Passages by Gail Sheehy



This is your story. You will be able to recognize your family, friends and loved ones. You will see that every life crisis can be used as an opportunity to create change and growth.

The Navigator by Morris West

The Navigator


Gunnar Thorkild is the grandson of the great Polynesian navigator. He has recklessly declared, in a scientific article, that there is a mythical island all navigators must go to.

Blood And Money by Thomas Thompson

Blood And Money


This is a powerful, shattering story. It all begins in 1969, when one of Houston’s most famous young women becomes mysteriously ill at a colonial mansion.

Fire And Ice by Andrew Tobias

Fire And Ice


Hardcover: 282 Pages Publisher: William Morrow & Co. 7th edition edition (August 1976). Language: English

Dolores by Jacqueline Susann



This is Dolores Ryan's tragic, intense story. She was the young, fashionable widow of an assassinated American president. Dolores is too poor to support her extravagant lifestyle and too lonely for fulfillment as a woman after his death.