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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1976?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1976 1st Dutch casino opens
  • 02 Oct 1976 Let My People Come closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 106 performances
  • 03 Oct 1976 Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat and drives in his 2,297th run
  • 04 Oct 1976 Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers
  • 05 Oct 1976 Seattle and Toronto picks 30 unprotected players on other AL rosters Ruppert Jones (Seattle) and Bob Bailor (Toronto) are picked 1st
  • 06 Oct 1976 Gang of Four arrested in Beijing
  • 08 Oct 1976 Sex Pistols sign with EMI
  • 09 Oct 1976 Robber Bridegroom opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances
  • 10 Oct 1976 New Jersey Meadowlands' (New York Giants) Stadium opens.
  • 11 Oct 1976 10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins
  • 12 Oct 1976 4th Space Shuttle Enterprise, approach and land test (ALT) flight
  • 13 Oct 1976 A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
  • 14 Oct 1976 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman
  • 15 Oct 1976 1st debate of major-ticket VP nominees Mondale (D) vs. Dole (R)
  • 16 Oct 1976 Toronto Maple Leafs' Lanny McDonald scores a hat trick in 2 minutes 54 seconds.
  • 18 Oct 1976 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to William N Lipscomb Jr
  • 19 Oct 1976 Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon.
  • 20 Oct 1976 70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince
  • 21 Oct 1976 55th weaapon accord signed
  • 22 Oct 1976 Rick Barry (San Francisco), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
  • 24 Oct 1976 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
  • 25 Oct 1976 5th Enterprise, approach and lands test (ALT) flight
  • 26 Oct 1976 Trinidad and Tobago becomes a republic.
  • 28 Oct 1976 Train collision at Goes Neth, 7 die
  • 30 Oct 1976 Going Up closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 31 Oct 1976 Javed Miandad, 206 vs. New Zealand, age 19 yrs 141 days (29 fours 1 six)

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Movies

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The Inheritance

The Inheritance

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Mauro Bolognini

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Dominique Sanda, Fabio Testi, Gigi Proietti

Carrie

Carrie

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Country: United States of America

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Assault on Precinct 13

Assault on Precinct 13

Release year: 1976

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West

Country: United States of America

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall, Nicol Williamson

Mado

Mado

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Claude Sautet

Starring: Michel Piccoli, Ottavia Piccolo, Jacques Dutronc, Charles Denner

Books

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Blood And Money by Thomas Thompson

Blood And Money

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This is a shattering, powerful story. It begins in 1969 when one of Houston's most celebrated young women falls mysteriously ill in a great colonial mansion.

Roots by Alex Haley

Roots

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One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn’t been seen since the

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

Adolf Hitler by John Toland

Adolf Hitler

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland’s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose

Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

Sleeping Murder

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In Agatha Christie’s classic, Sleeping Murder, the indomitable Miss Marple turns ghost hunter and uncovers shocking evidence of a perfect crime.Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen.