September 1976 calendar

September 1976

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1976?


  • 01 Sep 1976 Wayne L Hays, Democrat party Representative for Ohio, resigns (scandal with Elizabeth Ray).
  • 03 Sep 1976 American Viking 2 soft lands on Mars (Utopia), returns photos.
  • 04 Sep 1976 Palestinians hijack KLM DC-9 to Cyprus
  • 05 Sep 1976 Rex closes at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 06 Sep 1976 Russian pilot Belenko defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet
  • 09 Sep 1976 Chairman Mao Zedong, of the People's Republic of China, dies.
  • 10 Sep 1976 5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, New York
  • 11 Sep 1976 90th US Womens Tennis: C E L Mills beats E Goolagong Cawley (63 60) Evonne Goolagong loses her 4th straight US Open Final
  • 12 Sep 1976 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • 16 Sep 1976 Egypt President Sadat re-elected
  • 17 Sep 1976 Amnesty International receives Erasmus-prize
  • 18 Sep 1976 Cleveland manager Frank Robinson last game as a player
  • 19 Sep 1976 Going Up opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 20 Sep 1976 Metroliner official opens in Brussels
  • 21 Sep 1976 Wings performs in Zagreb Yugoslavia
  • 23 Sep 1976 Ford-Carter TV debate
  • 24 Sep 1976 Oh! Calcutta! opens at Edison Theater NYC for 5959 performances
  • 25 Sep 1976 Porgy & Bess opens at Uris Theater NYC for 122 performances
  • 26 Sep 1976 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf
  • 28 Sep 1976 A&M sues George Harrison who fails to meet deadline for LP completion
  • 29 Sep 1976 Alice, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 06 Sep 1976 Cold War: Soviet Air Defence Forces pilot Viktor Belenko lands a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate in Japan and requests political asylum in the United States; his request is granted.
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Music charts

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

  1. - You Should Be Dancingyoutube
  2. - (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Bootyyoutube
  3. - Play That Funky Musicyoutube
  4. - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
  5. - I'd Really Love To See You Tonight

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
  2. - Dancing Queen
  3. - A Little Bit More
  4. - Can't Get By Without You
  5. - Jeans On


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1976?

The Golden Gate by Alistair MacLean

The Golden Gate


The classic thriller is nerve-shattering and tense.

Touch Not The Cat by Mary Stewart

Touch Not The Cat


Bryony Ashley is well aware that her grand estate, once beautiful and elegant, is now a place of terror and shadow.

Trinity by Leon Uris



Leon Uris's favorite Irish novel, now available in the Avon mass market. The acclaimed author of Exodus, Battle Cry and QB VII, Topaz and other classics of twentieth century fiction, comes this epic, sweeping adventure that captures Ireland's "terrible beauty" …

Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

Sleeping Murder


Strange things began to happen soon after Gwenda moved in to her new house.

Ordinary People by Judith Guest

Ordinary People


Robert Redford's Oscar Winning Film starring Donald Sutherland & Mary Tyler MooreIn Ordinary People is Judith Guest's first novel. The Jarrets are a typical example of a typical American family.