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 (Evert wins)
  • 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

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Marathon Man

Marathon Man

Release year: 1976

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

Country: United States of America

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Executive Suite

Executive Suite

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck, June Allyson, Fredric March

The Front

The Front

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Herschel Bernardi, Michael Murphy

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Which were the most popular books released in September 1976?
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Storm Warning by Jack Higgins

Storm Warning


During World War II, a group of German expatriates trapped in Brazil must sail across five thousand miles of tempestuous water to reach their homeland--and face the deadly barricade of American and British military power.

Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut



Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies.

Passages by Gail Sheehy



At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow

A Stranger In The Mirror by Sidney Sheldon

A Stranger In The Mirror


A LONELY MAN. Toby Temple is a super star and a super bastard, a man adored by his fans and plagued by suspicion and distrust.A

Ordinary People by Judith Guest

Ordinary People


The Novel that Inspired Robert Redford’s Oscar Winning Film starring Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler MooreIn Ordinary People, Judith Guest’s remarkable first novel, the Jarrets are a typical