Here you can see some things that happened in the year of 1976.
– IMPORTANT EVENTS:
Earthquake in Tabgshan China on July 28th kills 655,000.
Earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale strikes in North Eastern Italy.
Tidal Wave in Philippines kills 5,000.
The First Commercial Concorde Flights take off in UK.
Worst Drought on record hits Britain forcing the use of Standpipes.
Isabel Peron is deposed as the President of Argentina by a military coup.
Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
The CN tower in Toronto, Canada is completed and is the the tallest free standing structure in the world.
Classic Film “Rocky” Released in United States.
The U.S. Presidential election between Democrat Jimmy Carter and Republican incumbent Gerald Ford takes place in November of 1976. Jimmy Carter wins 50.1 percent of the popular vote and 297 electoral votes.
Hurricane Belle Hits US East Coast.
James Callaghan becomes Britains Prime Minister.
32 Black African Nations Boycott Montreal Olympics in protest to continued sporting links between New Zealand and South Africa.
In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000.
NASA unveils the first space shuttle, the Enterprise.
First Legionnaires Disease affects 4,000 delegates in Pennsylvania on July 23rd from a chapter of the American Legion.
Soweto riots in South Africa mark the beginning of the end of apartheid.
The world’s first recorded Ebola virus epidemic begins in Sudan on June 27th.
Palestinian extremists hijack an Air France plane in Greece with 246 passengers and 12 crew. They take it to Entebbe, Uganda, where Israeli commandos storm the plane freeing the hostages.
A Hijacked Sabena Boeing is stormed by Israeli soldiers releasing 100 hostages.
Cod Wars between Iceland and United Kingdom.
Hua Guofeng becomes the Chairman of the Communist party in China after Mao Zedong dies.
The United States launches the LAGEOS-1 satellite.
Argentina Peso, British Pound and Italian Lira all lose value against the US Dollar.
In New York City, the “Son of Sam” pulls a gun on July 29th and begins a series of attacks that terrorized the city for the next year.
The United States celebrates 200th birthday of independence from British Rule.
Three Gunmen abduct a school bus with 26 children and the driver near Chowchilla, Calif (all children and driver are saved after they dig a tunnel out of the quarry they were buried in).
Rioting breaks out at the Notting Hill Carnival, London, England.
Two passenger jets collide over Zagreb, Yugoslavia due to air traffic controller errors.
The end of the world’s longest pier (Southen Pier in Britain) is destroyed by fire.
Nadia Comaneci wins 3 gold medals at the Montreal Olympics with seven perfect scores.
Seychelles Gains Independence From Great Britain.
Princess Margaret Announces Separation.
Eccentric American billionaire Howard Hughes who had been a recluse for 20 years dies at the age of 70.
Landing Vehicles from the US Spacecraft Viking I and Viking II set down safely on Mars.
The Winter Olympic Games are held in Innsbruck, Austria.
Fidel Castro becomes The President of Cuba.
Concorde operated by Britain and France enters service cuts transatlantic flying time to 3 1/2 hours.
First laser printer introduced by IBM – the IBM 3800NASA.
The Olympics, broadcast from Montreal, Canada, draw an estimated one billion viewers worldwide.
Matsushita introduces the VHS home video cassette recorder to compete with Sony’s Beta max system.
– FAMOUS BIRTHS:
Melissa Joan Hart
– FAMOUS DEATHS:
Lee J. Cobb
– FAMOUS MOVIES:
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
All the President’s Men
A Star Is Born
The Outlaw Josey Wales
– FAMOUS SONGS: