1976: On This Year


1976 (MCMLXXVI in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1976th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1976 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1976 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1976, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1976, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1976, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1976, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1976.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1976 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1976 known for ?

  • 1976 was a landmark year for the computer/tech field. Cray-1, the world’s first commercial supercomputer, was released this year. It was also this year that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computer Company.
  • In space exploration news, NASA’s Viking 2 landed on Mars. Shortly after landing, Viking 2 got to work, sending the first-ever close-up, color photos of the Mars surface.
  • This year in the Disco Decade, music was not all about the disco genre.
  • The Ramones released their first album this year, Ramones. Stevie Wonder also released his legendary album, Songs in the Key of Life. In more rock news, 1976 was the year that U2 was formed and the Eaglesreleased their famous album, Hotel California.
  • In television and film, this was the year that The Muppet Show broadcast for the first time on the ITV network. 1976 was the year that Sylvester Stallone starred as Rocky Balboa, “The Italian Stallion,” in the great sports drama, Rocky. The film would go on to win Best Picture at the 49th Academy Awards and would launch a film franchise, not to mention Stallone’s career. Another great film, Taxi Driver, starring Robert De Niro, was also released this year. At the 48th Academy Awards in 1976, it was One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, starring Jack Nicholson, which took home the award for Best Picture. Filming of the first Star Wars film began this year as well.
  • 1976 was a notable year for literature and theatre as well. In the field of literature, novelist Anne Rice published her first novel, which would become one of her best-known works – Interview With a Vampire. In theatre, Ian McKellen and Judi Dench put on a very memorable performance of “The Scottish Play,” Macbeth, with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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1976: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1976, during the 49th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 28/03/1977 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 1976:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1976?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to Rocky, directed by John G. Avildsen, starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1976?

The Oscar for Best Director went to John Avildsen, for the movie Rocky, starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1976?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Peter Finch, for the movie Network, starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1976?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Faye Dunaway, for the movie Network, starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1976?

All the President's Men
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Jason Robards, for the movie All the President's Men, starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1976?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Beatrice Straight, for the movie Network, starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall produced in the United States of America.
world population

1976: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Jimmy Carter
In 1976, Jimmy Carter was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. In 1976, Carter was elected President of the United States, defeating incumbent President Gerald Ford.

1976: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1976 were:

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" …

A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson

A Man Called Intrepid


New York Times Bestseller! The classic story of the superspy who built a vast intelligence network that helped defeat Nazi Germany in World War II. A Man Called Intrepid tells the story of William Stephenson, the mastermind of this first …

The Deep by Peter Benchley

The Deep


A couple travels to Bermuda for their honeymoon. They dive off the coast to search for a sunken ship.

The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

The Final Days


The Final Days is a classic behind-the scenes account of Richard Nixon’s final months as President. Bernstein and Woodward play the taut post-Watergate White House of Nixon in a series of moments.

The Lonely Lady by Harold Robbins

The Lonely Lady


"Harold Robbins, a master," --Playboy Robbins grabs the reader ..." --Publishers Weekly JeriLee Randall is a young schoolgirl who dreams of becoming an actress.

Dragon chinese zodiac sign

1976: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1976?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1976 was the Year of the Dragon.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Dragon sign.

Nobel Prize

1976: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

1976: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1976 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Betty Williams

1976: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1976 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Saul Bellow

1976: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1976 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Baruch Samuel Blumberg

1976: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1976 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Burton Richter

1976: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1976 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Milton Friedman

1976: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1976 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Daniel Carleton Gajdusek

1976: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1976 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • William Lipscomb

1976: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1976 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Mairead Maguire

1976: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1976 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Samuel C. C. Ting
world population

1976: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1976 were Michael, Jason and Christopher for boys and Jennifer, Amy and Melissa for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1976: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1976 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Michael
  • Jason
  • Christopher
  • David
  • James
  • John
  • Robert
  • Brian
  • Matthew
  • Daniel

1976: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1976 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Jennifer
  • Amy
  • Melissa
  • Heather
  • Angela
  • Michelle
  • Kimberly
  • Jessica
  • Lisa
  • Amanda

vinyl songs

1976: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1976, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty by K.C and the Sunshine Band

1976: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1976 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty by K.C and the Sunshine Band
  2. Silly Love Songs by Wings
  3. A Fifth Of Beethoven by Walter Murphy
  4. Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
  5. Disco Duck (Part 1) by Rick Dees
  6. I'd Really Love To See You Tonight by England Dan and John Ford Coley
  7. Kiss And Say Goodbye by The Manhattans
  8. Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart
  9. Get Up And Boogie (That's Right) by Silver Convention
  10. If You Leave Me Now by Chicago

1976: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 1976, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man

1976: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 1976 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man
  2. Fernando by Abba
  3. Jungle Rock by Hank Mizell
  4. Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee
  5. A Little Bit More by Dr Hook
  6. No Charge by JJ Barrie
  7. I Love To Love by Tina Charles
  8. December '63 by The Four Seasons
  9. Mississippi by Pussycat
  10. Let 'Em In by Wings

1976: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1976 were:

Pat & Mat

Pat & Mat

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Marek Benes

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Country: United States of America

Zur See

Zur See

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Wolfgang Luderer

Starring: Horst Drinda, Jürgen Zartmann, Günter Naumann, Wilfried Pucher

The Message

The Message

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Moustapha Akkad

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Country: United States of America

Chorlton and the Wheelies

Chorlton and the Wheelies

Release year: 1976

Starring: Joe Lynch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

world population

1976: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 1976 was 4,154,666,864 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 38.0% of the total population, which is roughly 1.6 billion individuals.The annual population change in 1976 was an increase of +75.1 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.84% over the previous year.The average population density in 1976 was 17 persons per square mile (or 28 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 1976?

Here's what happened in 1976:

  • Jan 1, 1976: Musical Jubilee closes at St. James Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • Jan 3, 1976: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Jan 4, 1976: Candide closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 740 performances
  • Jan 5, 1976: MacNeil-Lehrer Report premieres on PBS
  • Jan 6, 1976: Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million.
  • Jan 8, 1976: Franklin Mint strikes first gold coins for Netherlands Antilles.
  • Jan 9, 1976: Ringo releases Oh My My in the UK
  • Jan 11, 1976: Pacific Overtures opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 193 performances
  • Jan 12, 1976: The UN Security Council votes 11-1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).
  • Jan 14, 1976: Bionic Woman with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC
  • Jan 15, 1976: Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot US President Gerald Ford.
  • Jan 16, 1976: Donny & Marie Osmond musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 17, 1976: Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency.
  • Jan 18, 1976: Super Bowl X: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami, Florida; Most Valuable Player: Lynn Swann, Wide Receiver.
  • Jan 19, 1976: Jimmy Carter wins the Iowa Democratic Caucus.
  • Jan 20, 1976: 29th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-5 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Jan 21, 1976: Supersonic Concorde, first commercial flights, by Britain and France.
  • Jan 22, 1976: Bank robbery in Beirut, Lebanon, nets $20-50 million (record).
  • Jan 23, 1976: Paul Robeson, American actor, singer, and social activist (Born 1898)
  • Jan 24, 1976: Cleveland Cavaliers' biggest margin victory-43 points (beat Milwaukee Bucks 132-89).
  • Jan 25, 1976: Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut India versus New Zealand Auckland.
  • Jan 26, 1976: 6th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 23-20
  • Jan 27, 1976: Laverne & Shirley spinoff from Happy Days premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 28, 1976: NBA Atlanta Hawks begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • Jan 29, 1976: Zeiss planetarium in Hague, Netherlands, destroyed by fire.
  • Jan 30, 1976: George Bush becomes 11th director of US Central Intelligence Agency (until 1977).
  • Jan 31, 1976: Lance Gibbs becomes highest Test wicket-taker at 308.
  • Feb 1, 1976: Rich Man, Poor Man mini-series premieres on ABC TV
  • Feb 2, 1976: Honeymooners Second Honeymoon airs on TV
  • Feb 3, 1976: 26th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-109 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Feb 4, 1976: 12th Winter Olympic games opens in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Feb 5, 1976: Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies.
  • Feb 7, 1976: FCC raids and shuts down pirate radio station WCPR
  • Feb 8, 1976: Jan Stephens wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Naples Golf Classic.
  • Feb 11, 1976: Clifford Alexander Jr confirmed as 1st black secretary of Army
  • Feb 12, 1976: Sal Mineo, actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), stabbed at age 37.
  • Feb 13, 1976: Peter Casserly of New Zealand hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 holes.
  • Feb 14, 1976: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Feb 15, 1976: 12th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
  • Feb 17, 1976: Rockabye Hamlet opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Feb 19, 1976: Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara.
  • Feb 20, 1976: Muhammad Ali knocks out Jan Pierre Coopman in five rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • Feb 21, 1976: Rockabye Hamlet closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Feb 22, 1976: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic.
  • Feb 24, 1976: Cuba adopts its constitution.
  • Feb 26, 1976: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Feb 27, 1976: Final meeting between China's Mao tse Tung and US President Richard Nixon.
  • Feb 28, 1976: Spain withdraws from Western Sahara
  • Mar 2, 1976: Bubbling Brown Sugar opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 766 performances
  • Mar 3, 1976: Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia.
  • Mar 4, 1976: John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes in Toledo, Ohio.
  • Mar 6, 1976: Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova and Gorshkov
  • Mar 7, 1976: Morocco and Mauretania break diplomatic relations with Algeria.
  • Mar 9, 1976: First female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy.
  • Mar 11, 1976: Near Newport, Rhode Island, a magnitude 3.5 earthquake occurs.
  • Mar 12, 1976: South African troops leave Angola.
  • Mar 13, 1976: Mozambique recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • Mar 14, 1976: Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race.
  • Mar 15, 1976: Failed coup in Nigeria.
  • Mar 16, 1976: British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
  • Mar 17, 1976: Rubin Hurricane Carter is retried
  • Mar 19, 1976: Princess Margaret separates from the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years.
  • Mar 20, 1976: Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery
  • Mar 23, 1976: International Bill of Rights goes into effect
  • Mar 24, 1976: In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Peron and start a 7-year dictatorial period self-styled the National Reorganization Process. Since 2006, a public holiday known as Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice is held on this day.
  • Mar 25, 1976: My Fair Lady opens at St. James Theater NYC for 384 performances
  • Mar 26, 1976: Wings release Wings at the Speed of Sound album
  • Mar 27, 1976: Washington DC underground Metro opens
  • Mar 29, 1976: Eight Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting four Kent State students.
  • Mar 30, 1976: Israel kills six Palestinians protesting land confiscation.
  • Mar 31, 1976: Cleveland Cavaliers clinch their first ever NBA playoff berth.
  • Apr 1, 1976: Stephen Wozniak and Steven Jobs founded Apple Computer
  • Apr 2, 1976: Portuguese constitution assumed.
  • Apr 3, 1976: Philadelphia Flyers win record-tying 20th straight NHL home game.
  • Apr 4, 1976: 5th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Judy Rankin.
  • Apr 5, 1976: Harold Wilson resigns, as James Callaghan becomes Prime Minister of England.
  • Apr 7, 1976: Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping.
  • Apr 9, 1976: US and Russia agree on the size of nuclear tests for peaceful use.
  • Apr 10, 1976: Cleveland Cavaliers win their first NBA Central Division title.
  • Apr 11, 1976: 40th Golf Masters Championship: Ray Floyd wins, shooting a 271.
  • Apr 12, 1976: India set 403 to win by West Indies; they get them, six wickets 7 overs spare.
  • Apr 13, 1976: $2 bill re-introduced as US currency
  • Apr 15, 1976: Yankee Stadium reopens, New York Yankees beat Minnesota Twins after trailing 4-0.
  • Apr 16, 1976: As a measure to curb population growth, the minimum age for marriage in India is raised to 21 years for men and 18 years for women.
  • Apr 17, 1976: NL greatest comeback, trailing 12-1 Phils win 18-16 in 10, Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive HRs
  • Apr 18, 1976: Judy Rankin wins LPGA Karsten - Ping Golf Open.
  • Apr 19, 1976: 80th Boston Marathon won by Jack Fultz of Washington DC in 2:20:19.
  • Apr 20, 1976: George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python
  • Apr 21, 1976: Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing.
  • Apr 22, 1976: Barbara Walters becomes 1st female nightly network news anchor
  • Apr 23, 1976: The punk rock group The Ramones release their first self-titled album.
  • Apr 25, 1976: Elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country.
  • Apr 26, 1976: Pan Am begins non-stop flights, New York - Tokyo.
  • Apr 27, 1976: So Long 174th St opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Apr 29, 1976: Minister Irene Vorrink begins fluoridating Dutch drinking water.
  • Apr 30, 1976: Wings release Silly Love Songs
  • May 1, 1976: Jos Hermens on the Netherlands sets record for 20,000 metre, 57:24.2.
  • May 2, 1976: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic.
  • May 4, 1976: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 7 performances
  • May 5, 1976: Anderlecht wins 16th soccer Europe Cup II.
  • May 6, 1976: An earthquake strikes Friuli, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
  • May 8, 1976: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 7 performances
  • May 9, 1976: So Long 174th St closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • May 11, 1976: Emmy 3rd Daytime Award presentation
  • May 12, 1976: Bayern Munich wins 21st Europe Cup 1.
  • May 14, 1976: Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter
  • May 15, 1976: Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
  • May 16, 1976: Sue Roberts wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic.
  • May 17, 1976: 28th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Jack Albertson and M Learned
  • May 19, 1976: Liverpool wins 5th UEFA Cup at Bridge.
  • May 22, 1976: St. Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 HR
  • May 24, 1976: Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • May 25, 1976: Heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali knocks out Richard Dunn in five rounds for heavyweight boxing title in Munich, Germany.
  • May 29, 1976: One Piece At A Time by Johnny Cash hits #29
  • May 30, 1976: 22nd LPGA Championship won by Betty Burfeindt.
  • May 31, 1976: Syria intervenes in the Lebanese Civil War in opposition to the Palestine Liberation Organization, whom it had previously supported.
  • Jun 1, 1976: Great-Britain and Iceland terminate codfish war
  • Jun 2, 1976: A car bomb fatally injures Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles.
  • Jun 3, 1976: US presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta.
  • Jun 4, 1976: The Boston Celtics defeat the Phoenix Suns 128-126 in triple overtime in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the Boston Garden. In 1997, the game is selected by a panel of experts as the greatest of the NBA's first 50 years.
  • Jun 5, 1976: Bigfoot by Bro Smith hits #57
  • Jun 6, 1976: 30th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 7, 1976: NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor and David Brinkley, premieres
  • Jun 8, 1976: Houston Astros draft Floyd Bannister #1
  • Jun 10, 1976: 49th National Spelling Bee: Tim Kneale wins spelling narcolepsy
  • Jun 11, 1976: Magnificent Marble Machine, last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 12, 1976: Yes, Yes, Yes by Bill Cosby hits #46
  • Jun 13, 1976: 4th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Donna Caponi
  • Jun 14, 1976: Gong Show premieres on TV
  • Jun 15, 1976: Rain out! Astrodome cancels game heavy rains make it difficult for visiting team and umpires to get through flooded streets to the stadium
  • Jun 16, 1976: The Soweto riots in South Africa begin.
  • Jun 17, 1976: ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets & Spurs) merges into NBA
  • Jun 18, 1976: St. Louis Cardinals Lou Brock and Hector Cruz hit inside-the-park HRs
  • Jun 19, 1976: King Charles XVI Gustaf of Sweden marries Dutchess Silvia Sommerlath
  • Jun 20, 1976: 76th US Golf Open: Jerry Pate shoots a 277 at Atlanta AC in Duluth, Georgia
  • Jun 21, 1976: Berlinguers PCI wins election in Italy
  • Jun 22, 1976: Godspell opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 527 performances
  • Jun 23, 1976: CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
  • Jun 24, 1976: 1975 movie Rocky Horror Picture Show released in Germany
  • Jun 25, 1976: Ranger Toby Harrah is only shortstop not to handle a fielding chance in doubleheader
  • Jun 26, 1976: WS shortstop Toby Harrah plays DH without touching a batted ball
  • Jun 27, 1976: Pacific Overtures closes at Winter Garden NYC after 193 performances
  • Jun 28, 1976: 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Jun 30, 1976: John Walker of New Zealand sets record for 2000 metre, 4:51.4.
  • Jul 1, 1976: Kenneth Gibson, is 1st black President of US Conference of Mayors
  • Jul 2, 1976: 83rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats E Goolagong
  • Jul 3, 1976: Adolfo Suarez becomes Premier of Spain
  • Jul 4, 1976: Opening ceremony of the Dai Bosatsu monastery Catskill Mt, New York
  • Jul 6, 1976: Soyuz 21 carries two cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station.
  • Jul 7, 1976: E Henry Knoche, becomes Deputy Director of CIA
  • Jul 8, 1976: Randy Jones wins NL record 16 games before All Star break
  • Jul 9, 1976: England all out for 71 vs. WI at Old Trafford, Holding 14 5-7-17-5
  • Jul 10, 1976: 105th British Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Royal Birkdale
  • Jul 11, 1976: 1st US football club in Austria forms
  • Jul 12, 1976: Ian Dury and Kilburns disband
  • Jul 13, 1976: 47th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia
  • Jul 14, 1976: Jimmy Carter wins Democratic Presidential Nomination in New York City
  • Jul 15, 1976: 36-hr kidnap of 26 school children and their bus driver in California
  • Jul 16, 1976: Rock duo Loggins and Messina break-up after six years.
  • Jul 17, 1976: Indonesian President Suharto annexes East Timor
  • Jul 18, 1976: Judy Rankin wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • Jul 19, 1976: Rock group Deep Purple disbands.
  • Jul 20, 1976: Last US troops leave Thailand
  • Jul 21, 1976: Guys & Dolls opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 239 performances
  • Jul 22, 1976: Let My People Come opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 106 performances
  • Jul 23, 1976: 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0
  • Jul 24, 1976: John Naber is 1st to swin 200m backstroke under 2 minutes
  • Jul 25, 1976: Annegret Richter runs 100m
  • Jul 26, 1976: In Los Angeles, Ronald Reagan announces his choice of liberal U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker as his vice presidential running mate, in an effort to woo moderate Republican delegates away from President Gerald Ford.
  • Jul 27, 1976: 8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese
  • Jul 28, 1976: 242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) 8.2 earthquake
  • Jul 29, 1976: In New York City, David Berkowitz (a.k.a. the "Son of Sam") kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
  • Jul 30, 1976: Giulio Andreotti sworn in as Premier of Italy
  • Jul 31, 1976: Seychelles Independence
  • Aug 1, 1976: 21st Olympic games close at Montreal Canada
  • Aug 2, 1976: A gunman murders Andrea Wilborn and Stan Farr and injures Priscilla Davis and Gus Gavrel, in an incident at Priscilla's mansion in Fort Worth, Texas. T. Cullen Davis, Priscilla's husband and one of the richest men in Texas, is tried and found innocent for Andrea's murder, involvement in a plot to kill several people (including Priscilla and a judge), and a wrongful death lawsuit. Cullen goes broke afterwards.
  • Aug 5, 1976: The Great Clock of Westminster (or Big Ben) suffers internal damage and stops running for over nine months.
  • Aug 6, 1976: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi.
  • Aug 7, 1976: Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Colgate-European Golf Open
  • Aug 8, 1976: Chicago White Sox suit up in shorts
  • Aug 9, 1976: Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI vs. Glamorgan
  • Aug 11, 1976: Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses and is hospitalized in Miami
  • Aug 12, 1976: First approach and lands test (ALT) of NASA space shuttle orbiter Enterprise.
  • Aug 14, 1976: 10,000 Northern Ireland women demonstrate for peace in Belfast
  • Aug 15, 1976: Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
  • Aug 16, 1976: 58th PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots a 281 at Congressional, Maryland
  • Aug 17, 1976: An earthquake and tidal wave in the Philippines kills up to 8,000
  • Aug 18, 1976: In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjeom, the Axe Murder Incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
  • Aug 19, 1976: President Gerald R Ford wins Republican presidential nomination at Kansas City convention.
  • Aug 21, 1976: Battle East Sussex: Mary Langdon becomes 1st British firewoman
  • Aug 22, 1976: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • Aug 23, 1976: Heavy earthquake strikes China, 1,000s die
  • Aug 24, 1976: Soyuz 21 returns to Earth.
  • Aug 25, 1976: Harm Wiersma becomes world checker champion
  • Aug 27, 1976: Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
  • Aug 28, 1976: New York Cosmos beat Seattle Sounders 2-1 for NASL cup.
  • Aug 29, 1976: Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • Aug 30, 1976: Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • Aug 31, 1976: George Harrison found guilty of plagurizing My Sweet Lord
  • Sep 1, 1976: Wayne L Hays, Democrat party Representative for Ohio, resigns (scandal with Elizabeth Ray).
  • Sep 3, 1976: American Viking 2 soft lands on Mars (Utopia), returns photos.
  • Sep 4, 1976: Palestinians hijack KLM DC-9 to Cyprus
  • Sep 5, 1976: Rex closes at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Sep 6, 1976: Russian pilot Belenko defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet
  • Sep 9, 1976: Chairman Mao Zedong, of the People's Republic of China, dies.
  • Sep 10, 1976: 5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, New York
  • Sep 11, 1976: 90th US Womens Tennis: C E L Mills beats E Goolagong Cawley (63 60) Evonne Goolagong loses her 4th straight US Open Final
  • Sep 12, 1976: Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • Sep 16, 1976: Egypt President Sadat re-elected
  • Sep 17, 1976: Amnesty International receives Erasmus-prize
  • Sep 18, 1976: Cleveland manager Frank Robinson last game as a player
  • Sep 19, 1976: Going Up opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Sep 20, 1976: Metroliner official opens in Brussels
  • Sep 21, 1976: Wings performs in Zagreb Yugoslavia
  • Sep 23, 1976: Ford-Carter TV debate
  • Sep 24, 1976: Oh! Calcutta! opens at Edison Theater NYC for 5959 performances
  • Sep 25, 1976: Porgy & Bess opens at Uris Theater NYC for 122 performances
  • Sep 26, 1976: Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf
  • Sep 28, 1976: A&M sues George Harrison who fails to meet deadline for LP completion
  • Sep 29, 1976: Alice, debuts on CBS-TV
  • Oct 1, 1976: 1st Dutch casino opens
  • Oct 2, 1976: Let My People Come closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 106 performances
  • Oct 3, 1976: Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat and drives in his 2,297th run
  • Oct 4, 1976: Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers
  • Oct 5, 1976: Seattle and Toronto picks 30 unprotected players on other AL rosters Ruppert Jones (Seattle) and Bob Bailor (Toronto) are picked 1st
  • Oct 6, 1976: Gang of Four arrested in Beijing
  • Oct 8, 1976: Sex Pistols sign with EMI
  • Oct 9, 1976: Robber Bridegroom opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances
  • Oct 10, 1976: New Jersey Meadowlands' (New York Giants) Stadium opens.
  • Oct 11, 1976: 10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins
  • Oct 12, 1976: 4th Space Shuttle Enterprise, approach and land test (ALT) flight
  • Oct 13, 1976: A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
  • Oct 14, 1976: Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman
  • Oct 15, 1976: 1st debate of major-ticket VP nominees Mondale (D) vs. Dole
  • Oct 16, 1976: Toronto Maple Leafs' Lanny McDonald scores a hat trick in 2 minutes 54 seconds.
  • Oct 18, 1976: Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to William N Lipscomb Jr
  • Oct 19, 1976: Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon.
  • Oct 20, 1976: 70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince
  • Oct 21, 1976: 55th weaapon accord signed
  • Oct 22, 1976: Rick Barry (San Francisco), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
  • Oct 24, 1976: 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
  • Oct 25, 1976: 5th Enterprise, approach and lands test (ALT) flight
  • Oct 26, 1976: Trinidad and Tobago becomes a republic.
  • Oct 28, 1976: Train collision at Goes Neth, 7 die
  • Oct 30, 1976: Going Up closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Oct 31, 1976: Javed Miandad, 206 vs. New Zealand, age 19 yrs 141 days
  • Nov 1, 1976: Britain gives Gilbert Island (Kiribati) self rule
  • Nov 2, 1976: Jimmy Carter (D) defeats Gerald Ford (R) for President
  • Nov 3, 1976: Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA / Japan Mizuno Golf
  • Nov 4, 1976: 1st mass-market free-agent reentry draft, Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Gullett, Tenace, Fingers, Baylor, Grich and McCovey, available
  • Nov 5, 1976: New AL franchises in Seattle and Toronto fill up their rosters
  • Nov 6, 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
  • Nov 7, 1976: Gone With the Wind televised
  • Nov 8, 1976: A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.
  • Nov 9, 1976: Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame career
  • Nov 10, 1976: Utah Supreme Court authorizes execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore.
  • Nov 14, 1976: War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing
  • Nov 15, 1976: Syrian army conquerors Beirut
  • Nov 16, 1976: Rick Barry (San Francisco Warriors), ends then longest NBA free-throw streak of 60.
  • Nov 19, 1976: George Harrison releases This Song
  • Nov 20, 1976: George Harrison appears on Saturday Night Live
  • Nov 22, 1976: Algeria Constitution goes into effect
  • Nov 23, 1976: Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m (330 ft) undersea without breathing equipment.
  • Nov 24, 1976: Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award
  • Nov 25, 1976: OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs. Detroit
  • Nov 26, 1976: German DR deprives singer / Poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
  • Nov 27, 1976: Amy Alcott wins LPGA Colgate-Far East Golf Championship
  • Nov 28, 1976: 64th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 23-20
  • Nov 29, 1976: Free agent Reggie Jackson signs 5 year pact with New York Yankees
  • Nov 30, 1976: 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh
  • Dec 1, 1976: Angola admitted to United Nations.
  • Dec 2, 1976: Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba, replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.
  • Dec 3, 1976: Dr Patrick J Hillery elected President of Iraq.
  • Dec 5, 1976: Buffalo Bill's OJ Simpson rushes 203 yards.
  • Dec 6, 1976: War criminal Pieter Menten arrested in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Dec 8, 1976: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Dec 10, 1976: Wings release triple album Wings Over America
  • Dec 12, 1976: QB Joe Namath last game as a New York Jet
  • Dec 13, 1976: Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur, California.
  • Dec 15, 1976: Jamaica premier Manley wins elections.
  • Dec 16, 1976: Liberian tanker stranded at Nantucket, 180,000 barrels oil in sea
  • Dec 17, 1976: Superstation WTBS in Atlanta goes national.
  • Dec 18, 1976: A Star is Born, with Barbra Striesand, premieres
  • Dec 19, 1976: President Brezhnev receives his 5th Lenin order
  • Dec 20, 1976: Music Is opens at St. James Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Dec 21, 1976: Patricia R Harris is named Secretary of HUD.
  • Dec 22, 1976: 35 Unification church couples wed in New York City
  • Dec 23, 1976: A new volcano, Murara, erupts in eastern Zaire.
  • Dec 25, 1976: Egyptian SS Patria sinks in Red Sea, about 100 killed
  • Dec 26, 1976: Music Is closes at St. James Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Dec 27, 1976: Albania constitution goes into effect.
  • Dec 28, 1976: Fiddler on the Roof opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 167 performances
  • Dec 31, 1976: The Cars played their 1st gig
  • Jan 5, 1976: The Khmer Rouge announce that the new Constitution of Democratic Kampuchea is ratified.


What does the year 1976 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1976 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 77th year of the 20th century and the 6th year of the 1970s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1975 and precedes 1977.

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