1976

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.

1976

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.

Discover how the world looked like in 1976

Oscar

Oscar Winners

All Academy Awards Prize winners of the 49th edition of the Oscar ceremony


Best picture

Rocky

Rocky

Rocky

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Country: United States of America

Best director

John Avildsen

Rocky

Rocky

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Country: United States of America

Best actor

Peter Finch

Network

Network

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Country: United States of America

Best actress

Faye Dunaway

Network

Network

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actor

Jason Robards

All the President's Men

All the President's Men

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actress

Beatrice Straight

Network

Network

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

The Final Days

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The Final Days is the classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon's dramatic last months as president. Moment by moment, Bernstein and Woodward portray the taut, post-Watergate White House as Nixon, his

Passages by Gail Sheehy

Passages

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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

The Russians by Hedrick Smith

The Russians

By:

Hedrick Smith has done what we all wish we could do: he has gone to Russia and spoken to the people.

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

The Lonely Lady by Harold Robbins

The Lonely Lady

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“Harold Robbins is a master.” —Playboy “Robbins grabs the reader and doesn’t let go…” —Publishers Weekly A young schoolgirl with dreams of being an actress, JeriLee Randall, is at the dawn of discovering

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes

All Nobel Prize winners of 1976


Peace Prize

  • Betty Williams
  • Mairead Maguire

Literature

  • Saul Bellow

Physics

  • Burton Richter
  • Samuel C. C. Ting

Economic Sciences

  • Milton Friedman

Chemistry

  • William Lipscomb

Physiology or Medicine

  • Baruch Samuel Blumberg
  • Daniel Carleton Gajdusek

Movies

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Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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

Country: United States of America

The Message

The Message

Directed by: Moustapha Akkad

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

Country: United States of America

Rocky

Rocky

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Country: United States of America

Network

Network

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Country: United States of America

All the President's Men

All the President's Men

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Country: United States of America

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1976 in the USA ?

world population

World Population

Demographic statistics of the year 1976


Population statistics

  • Total population: 4.2 billion (4,154,666,864 to be precise!)
  • Urban population: 1.6 billion, that is 38.0% of the total population of 1976 lives in cities
  • Yearly change: +75.1 million, corresponding to a percentage increase of +1.84%
  • Average density: 28.0 persons per km2
history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1976?


Events

  • 01 Jan Musical Jubilee closes at St. James Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • 03 Jan US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 04 Jan Candide closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 740 performances
  • 05 Jan MacNeil-Lehrer Report premieres on PBS
  • 06 Jan Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million.
  • 08 Jan Franklin Mint strikes first gold coins for Netherlands Antilles.
  • 09 Jan Ringo releases Oh My My in the UK
  • 11 Jan Pacific Overtures opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 193 performances
  • 12 Jan The UN Security Council votes 11-1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).
  • 14 Jan Bionic Woman with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)
  • 15 Jan Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot US President Gerald Ford.
  • 16 Jan Donny & Marie Osmond musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
  • 17 Jan Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency.
  • 18 Jan Super Bowl X: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami, Florida; Most Valuable Player: Lynn Swann, Wide Receiver.
  • 19 Jan Jimmy Carter wins the Iowa Democratic Caucus.
  • 20 Jan 29th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-5 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 21 Jan Supersonic Concorde, first commercial flights, by Britain and France.
  • 22 Jan Bank robbery in Beirut, Lebanon, nets $20-50 million (record).
  • 23 Jan Paul Robeson, American actor, singer, and social activist (Born 1898)
  • 24 Jan Cleveland Cavaliers' biggest margin victory-43 points (beat Milwaukee Bucks 132-89).
  • 25 Jan Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut India versus New Zealand Auckland.
  • 26 Jan 6th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 23-20
  • 27 Jan Laverne & Shirley spinoff from Happy Days premieres on ABC TV
  • 28 Jan NBA Atlanta Hawks begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • 29 Jan Zeiss planetarium in Hague, Netherlands, destroyed by fire.
  • 30 Jan George Bush becomes 11th director of US Central Intelligence Agency (until 1977).
  • 31 Jan Lance Gibbs becomes highest Test wicket-taker at 308.
  • 01 Feb Rich Man, Poor Man mini-series premieres on ABC TV
  • 02 Feb Honeymooners Second Honeymoon airs on TV
  • 03 Feb 26th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-109 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 04 Feb 12th Winter Olympic games opens in Innsbruck, Austria
  • 05 Feb Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies.
  • 07 Feb FCC raids and shuts down pirate radio station WCPR (Brooklyn NY)
  • 08 Feb Jan Stephens wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Naples Golf Classic.
  • 11 Feb Clifford Alexander Jr confirmed as 1st black secretary of Army
  • 12 Feb Sal Mineo, actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), stabbed at age 37.
  • 13 Feb Peter Casserly of New Zealand hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 holes.
  • 14 Feb US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 15 Feb 12th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
  • 17 Feb Rockabye Hamlet opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 19 Feb Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara.
  • 20 Feb Muhammad Ali knocks out Jan Pierre Coopman in five rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 21 Feb Rockabye Hamlet closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 22 Feb Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic.
  • 24 Feb Cuba adopts its constitution.
  • 26 Feb US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 27 Feb Final meeting between China's Mao tse Tung and US President Richard Nixon.
  • 28 Feb Spain withdraws from Western Sahara
  • 02 Mar Bubbling Brown Sugar opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 766 performances
  • 03 Mar Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia.
  • 04 Mar John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes in Toledo, Ohio.
  • 06 Mar Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova and Gorshkov (URS)
  • 07 Mar Morocco and Mauretania break diplomatic relations with Algeria.
  • 09 Mar First female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy.
  • 11 Mar Near Newport, Rhode Island, a magnitude 3.5 earthquake occurs.
  • 12 Mar South African troops leave Angola.
  • 13 Mar Mozambique recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • 14 Mar Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race.
  • 15 Mar Failed coup in Nigeria.
  • 16 Mar British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
  • 17 Mar Rubin Hurricane Carter is retried
  • 19 Mar Princess Margaret separates from the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years.
  • 20 Mar Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery
  • 23 Mar International Bill of Rights goes into effect (35 nations ratifying)
  • 24 Mar 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.
  • 25 Mar My Fair Lady opens at St. James Theater NYC for 384 performances
  • 26 Mar Wings release Wings at the Speed of Sound album
  • 27 Mar Washington DC underground Metro opens
  • 29 Mar Eight Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting four Kent State students.
  • 30 Mar Israel kills six Palestinians protesting land confiscation.
  • 31 Mar Cleveland Cavaliers clinch their first ever NBA playoff berth.
  • 01 Apr Stephen Wozniak and Steven Jobs founded Apple Computer
  • 02 Apr Portuguese constitution assumed.
  • 03 Apr Philadelphia Flyers win record-tying 20th straight NHL home game.
  • 04 Apr 5th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Judy Rankin.
  • 05 Apr Harold Wilson resigns, as James Callaghan becomes Prime Minister of England.
  • 07 Apr Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping.
  • 09 Apr US and Russia agree on the size of nuclear tests for peaceful use.
  • 10 Apr Cleveland Cavaliers win their first NBA Central Division title.
  • 11 Apr 40th Golf Masters Championship: Ray Floyd wins, shooting a 271.
  • 12 Apr India set 403 to win by West Indies; they get them, six wickets 7 overs spare.
  • 13 Apr $2 bill re-introduced as US currency
  • 15 Apr Yankee Stadium reopens, New York Yankees beat Minnesota Twins after trailing 4-0.
  • 16 Apr 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.
  • 17 Apr NL greatest comeback, trailing 12-1 Phils win 18-16 in 10, Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive HRs
  • 18 Apr Judy Rankin wins LPGA Karsten - Ping Golf Open.
  • 19 Apr 80th Boston Marathon won by Jack Fultz of Washington DC in 2:20:19.
  • 20 Apr George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python
  • 21 Apr Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing.
  • 22 Apr Barbara Walters becomes 1st female nightly network news anchor
  • 23 Apr The punk rock group The Ramones release their first self-titled album.
  • 25 Apr Elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country.
  • 26 Apr Pan Am begins non-stop flights, New York - Tokyo.
  • 27 Apr So Long 174th St opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 29 Apr Minister Irene Vorrink begins fluoridating Dutch drinking water.
  • 30 Apr Wings release Silly Love Songs
  • 01 May Jos Hermens on the Netherlands sets record for 20,000 metre, 57:24.2.
  • 02 May Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic.
  • 04 May 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 7 performances
  • 05 May Anderlecht wins 16th soccer Europe Cup II.
  • 06 May An earthquake strikes Friuli, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
  • 08 May 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 7 performances
  • 09 May So Long 174th St closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 11 May Emmy 3rd Daytime Award presentation
  • 12 May Bayern Munich wins 21st Europe Cup 1.
  • 14 May Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter
  • 15 May Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
  • 16 May Sue Roberts wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic.
  • 17 May 28th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Jack Albertson and M Learned
  • 19 May Liverpool wins 5th UEFA Cup at Bridge.
  • 22 May St. Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 HR
  • 24 May Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 25 May Heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali knocks out Richard Dunn in five rounds for heavyweight boxing title in Munich, Germany.
  • 29 May One Piece At A Time by Johnny Cash hits #29
  • 30 May 22nd LPGA Championship won by Betty Burfeindt.
  • 31 May Syria intervenes in the Lebanese Civil War in opposition to the Palestine Liberation Organization, whom it had previously supported.
  • 01 Jun Great-Britain and Iceland terminate codfish war
  • 02 Jun A car bomb fatally injures Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles.
  • 03 Jun US presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta.
  • 04 Jun 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.
  • 05 Jun Bigfoot by Bro Smith hits #57
  • 06 Jun 30th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
  • 07 Jun NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor and David Brinkley, premieres
  • 08 Jun Houston Astros draft Floyd Bannister #1
  • 10 Jun 49th National Spelling Bee: Tim Kneale wins spelling narcolepsy
  • 11 Jun Magnificent Marble Machine, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 12 Jun Yes, Yes, Yes by Bill Cosby hits #46
  • 13 Jun 4th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Donna Caponi
  • 14 Jun Gong Show premieres on TV (syndication)
  • 15 Jun Rain out! Astrodome cancels game heavy rains make it difficult for visiting team and umpires to get through flooded streets to the stadium
  • 16 Jun The Soweto riots in South Africa begin.
  • 17 Jun ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets & Spurs) merges into NBA
  • 18 Jun St. Louis Cardinals Lou Brock and Hector Cruz hit inside-the-park HRs
  • 19 Jun King Charles XVI Gustaf of Sweden marries Dutchess Silvia Sommerlath
  • 20 Jun 76th US Golf Open: Jerry Pate shoots a 277 at Atlanta AC in Duluth, Georgia
  • 21 Jun Berlinguers PCI wins election in Italy
  • 22 Jun Godspell opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 527 performances
  • 23 Jun CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
  • 24 Jun 1975 movie Rocky Horror Picture Show released in Germany
  • 25 Jun Ranger Toby Harrah is only shortstop not to handle a fielding chance in doubleheader
  • 26 Jun WS shortstop Toby Harrah plays DH without touching a batted ball
  • 27 Jun Pacific Overtures closes at Winter Garden NYC after 193 performances
  • 28 Jun 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 30 Jun John Walker of New Zealand sets record for 2000 metre, 4:51.4.
  • 01 Jul Kenneth Gibson, is 1st black President of US Conference of Mayors
  • 02 Jul 83rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats E Goolagong (63 46 86)
  • 03 Jul Adolfo Suarez becomes Premier of Spain
  • 04 Jul Opening ceremony of the Dai Bosatsu monastery Catskill Mt, New York
  • 06 Jul Soyuz 21 carries two cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station.
  • 07 Jul E Henry Knoche, becomes Deputy Director of CIA
  • 08 Jul Randy Jones wins NL record 16 games before All Star break
  • 09 Jul England all out for 71 vs. WI at Old Trafford, Holding 14 5-7-17-5
  • 10 Jul 105th British Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Royal Birkdale
  • 11 Jul 1st US football club in Austria forms (FAAFC-1st Austrian American)
  • 12 Jul Ian Dury and Kilburns disband
  • 13 Jul 47th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia
  • 14 Jul Jimmy Carter wins Democratic Presidential Nomination in New York City
  • 15 Jul 36-hr kidnap of 26 school children and their bus driver in California
  • 16 Jul Rock duo Loggins and Messina break-up after six years.
  • 17 Jul Indonesian President Suharto annexes East Timor
  • 18 Jul Judy Rankin wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • 19 Jul Rock group Deep Purple disbands.
  • 20 Jul Last US troops leave Thailand
  • 21 Jul Guys & Dolls opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 239 performances
  • 22 Jul Let My People Come opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 106 performances
  • 23 Jul 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0 (52,895)
  • 24 Jul John Naber is 1st to swin 200m backstroke under 2 minutes
  • 25 Jul Annegret Richter runs 100m (11.01)
  • 26 Jul 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.
  • 27 Jul 8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese
  • 28 Jul 242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) 8.2 earthquake
  • 29 Jul In New York City, David Berkowitz (aka the ''Son of Sam'') kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
  • 30 Jul Giulio Andreotti sworn in as Premier of Italy
  • 31 Jul Seychelles Independence (Independence day)
  • 01 Aug 21st Olympic games close at Montreal Canada
  • 02 Aug 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.
  • 05 Aug The Great Clock of Westminster (or Big Ben) suffers internal damage and stops running for over nine months.
  • 06 Aug Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi.
  • 07 Aug Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Colgate-European Golf Open
  • 08 Aug Chicago White Sox suit up in shorts
  • 09 Aug Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI vs. Glamorgan
  • 11 Aug Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses and is hospitalized in Miami
  • 12 Aug First approach and lands test (ALT) of NASA space shuttle orbiter Enterprise.
  • 14 Aug 10,000 Northern Ireland women demonstrate for peace in Belfast
  • 15 Aug Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
  • 16 Aug 58th PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots a 281 at Congressional, Maryland
  • 17 Aug An earthquake and tidal wave in the Philippines kills up to 8,000
  • 18 Aug In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjeom, the Axe Murder Incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
  • 19 Aug President Gerald R Ford wins Republican presidential nomination at Kansas City convention.
  • 21 Aug Battle East Sussex: Mary Langdon becomes 1st British firewoman
  • 22 Aug Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • 23 Aug Heavy earthquake strikes China, 1,000s die
  • 24 Aug Soyuz 21 returns to Earth.
  • 25 Aug Harm Wiersma becomes world checker champion
  • 27 Aug Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
  • 28 Aug New York Cosmos beat Seattle Sounders 2-1 for NASL cup.
  • 29 Aug Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • 30 Aug Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • 31 Aug George Harrison found guilty of plagurizing My Sweet Lord
  • 01 Sep Wayne L Hays, Democrat party Representative for Ohio, resigns (scandal with Elizabeth Ray).
  • 03 Sep American Viking 2 soft lands on Mars (Utopia), returns photos.
  • 04 Sep Palestinians hijack KLM DC-9 to Cyprus
  • 05 Sep Rex closes at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 06 Sep Russian pilot Belenko defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet
  • 09 Sep Chairman Mao Zedong, of the People's Republic of China, dies.
  • 10 Sep 5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, New York
  • 11 Sep 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 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • 16 Sep Egypt President Sadat re-elected
  • 17 Sep Amnesty International receives Erasmus-prize
  • 18 Sep Cleveland manager Frank Robinson last game as a player
  • 19 Sep Going Up opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 20 Sep Metroliner official opens in Brussels
  • 21 Sep Wings performs in Zagreb Yugoslavia
  • 23 Sep Ford-Carter TV debate
  • 24 Sep Oh! Calcutta! opens at Edison Theater NYC for 5959 performances
  • 25 Sep Porgy & Bess opens at Uris Theater NYC for 122 performances
  • 26 Sep Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf
  • 28 Sep A&M sues George Harrison who fails to meet deadline for LP completion
  • 29 Sep Alice, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 01 Oct 1st Dutch casino opens
  • 02 Oct Let My People Come closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 106 performances
  • 03 Oct Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat and drives in his 2,297th run
  • 04 Oct Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers
  • 05 Oct Seattle and Toronto picks 30 unprotected players on other AL rosters Ruppert Jones (Seattle) and Bob Bailor (Toronto) are picked 1st
  • 06 Oct Gang of Four arrested in Beijing
  • 08 Oct Sex Pistols sign with EMI
  • 09 Oct Robber Bridegroom opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances
  • 10 Oct New Jersey Meadowlands' (New York Giants) Stadium opens.
  • 11 Oct 10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins
  • 12 Oct 4th Space Shuttle Enterprise, approach and land test (ALT) flight
  • 13 Oct A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
  • 14 Oct Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman
  • 15 Oct 1st debate of major-ticket VP nominees Mondale (D) vs. Dole (R)
  • 16 Oct Toronto Maple Leafs' Lanny McDonald scores a hat trick in 2 minutes 54 seconds.
  • 18 Oct Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to William N Lipscomb Jr
  • 19 Oct Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon.
  • 20 Oct 70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince
  • 21 Oct 55th weaapon accord signed
  • 22 Oct Rick Barry (San Francisco), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
  • 24 Oct 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
  • 25 Oct 5th Enterprise, approach and lands test (ALT) flight
  • 26 Oct Trinidad and Tobago becomes a republic.
  • 28 Oct Train collision at Goes Neth, 7 die
  • 30 Oct Going Up closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 31 Oct Javed Miandad, 206 vs. New Zealand, age 19 yrs 141 days (29 fours 1 six)
  • 01 Nov Britain gives Gilbert Island (Kiribati) self rule
  • 02 Nov Jimmy Carter (D) defeats Gerald Ford (R) for President
  • 03 Nov Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA / Japan Mizuno Golf
  • 04 Nov 1st mass-market free-agent reentry draft, Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Gullett, Tenace, Fingers, Baylor, Grich and McCovey, available
  • 05 Nov New AL franchises in Seattle and Toronto fill up their rosters
  • 06 Nov 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 Gone With the Wind televised
  • 08 Nov A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.
  • 09 Nov Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame career
  • 10 Nov Utah Supreme Court authorizes execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore.
  • 14 Nov War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing
  • 15 Nov Syrian army conquerors Beirut
  • 16 Nov Rick Barry (San Francisco Warriors), ends then longest NBA free-throw streak of 60.
  • 19 Nov George Harrison releases This Song
  • 20 Nov George Harrison appears on Saturday Night Live
  • 22 Nov Algeria Constitution goes into effect
  • 23 Nov Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
  • 24 Nov Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award
  • 25 Nov OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs. Detroit
  • 26 Nov German DR deprives singer / Poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
  • 27 Nov Amy Alcott wins LPGA Colgate-Far East Golf Championship
  • 28 Nov 64th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 23-20
  • 29 Nov Free agent Reggie Jackson signs 5 year pact with New York Yankees
  • 30 Nov 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB)
  • 01 Dec Angola admitted to United Nations.
  • 02 Dec Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticos Torrado.
  • 03 Dec Dr Patrick J Hillery elected President of Iraq.
  • 05 Dec Buffalo Bill's OJ Simpson rushes 203 yards.
  • 06 Dec War criminal Pieter Menten arrested in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 08 Dec US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 10 Dec Wings release triple album Wings Over America
  • 12 Dec QB Joe Namath last game as a New York Jet
  • 13 Dec Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur, California.
  • 15 Dec Jamaica premier Manley wins elections.
  • 16 Dec Liberian tanker stranded at Nantucket, 180,000 barrels oil in sea
  • 17 Dec Superstation WTBS in Atlanta goes national.
  • 18 Dec A Star is Born, with Barbra Striesand, premieres
  • 19 Dec President Brezhnev receives his 5th Lenin order
  • 20 Dec Music Is opens at St. James Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 21 Dec Patricia R Harris is named Secretary of HUD.
  • 22 Dec 35 Unification church couples wed in New York City
  • 23 Dec A new volcano, Murara, erupts in eastern Zaire.
  • 25 Dec Egyptian SS Patria sinks in Red Sea, about 100 killed
  • 26 Dec Music Is closes at St. James Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 27 Dec Albania constitution goes into effect.
  • 28 Dec Fiddler on the Roof opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 167 performances
  • 31 Dec The Cars played their 1st gig