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Historical Events for the Year 1976

  • 2nd January » The Gale of January 1976 begins, which results in coastal flooding around the southern North Sea coasts, resulting in at least 82 deaths and US$1.3 billion in damage.
  • 3rd January » The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights comes into effect.
  • 5th January » The Khmer Rouge proclaim the Constitution of Democratic Kampuchea.
  • 12th January » The United Nations Security Council votes 11-1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).
  • 21st January » Commercial service of 'Concorde' begins with the Concorde Scheduled flights e.g London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes.
  • 2nd February » The Groundhog Day gale of 1976 named Groundhog Day gale hits the north-eastern United States and south-eastern Canada.
  • 4th February » In Guatemala and Honduras an 1976 Guatemala earthquake e.g earthquake kills more than 22,000.
  • 5th February » The 1976 swine flu outbreak begins at Fort Dix, NJ.
  • 6th February » In testimony before a United States Senate subcommittee, Lockheed Corporation president Carl Kotchian admits that the company had paid out approximately Lockheed bribery scandals known as $3 million in bribes to the office of Japanese Prime Minister Kakue
  • 15th February » The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by national referendum.
  • 24th February » Cuba: Constitution of Cuba 1976 Constitution named national Constitution is proclaimed.
  • 27th February » The formerly Spain named Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
  • 4th March » The Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention is formally dissolved in Northern Ireland resulting in direct rule of Northern Ireland from London by the Parliament of the United Kingdom e.g British parliament.
  • 9th March » Forty-two people die in the 1976 Cavalese cable car disaster (1976) e.g Cavalese cable car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date.
  • 16th March » Prime Minister of the United Kingdom named British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigns, citing personal reasons.
  • 24th March » In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Perón 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 an
  • 27th March » The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway (rail) or subway system opens.
  • 30th March » The first Land Day protests are held in Israel/Palestine.
  • 1st April » Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne.
  • 1st April » Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the Northeastern U.S..
  • 4th April » Prince Norodom Sihanouk resigns as leader of Cambodia and is placed under house arrest.
  • 7th April » Former British Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party (UK) named Labour Party.
  • 11th April » The Apple I is created.
  • 6th May » An 1976 Friuli earthquake called earthquake strikes the Friuli region of northeastern Italy, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
  • 8th May » The rollercoaster Revolution (roller coaster) known as Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
  • 21st May » The Yuba City bus disaster occurs in Martinez, California. Twenty-nine are killed making it the deadliest road accident in U.S. history.
  • 24th May » The London to Washington, D.C., Concorde service begins.
  • 24th May » The Judgement of Paris (wine) named Judgement of Paris takes place in France, launching California as a worldwide force in the production of quality wine.
  • 5th June » The Teton Dam in Idaho, United States, collapases.
  • 16th June » Soweto uprising: a non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd.
  • 25th June » Missouri Governor Kit Bond issues an executive order rescinding the Extermination Order (Mormonism) called Extermination Order, formally apologizing on behalf of the state of Missouri for the suffering it had caused to the members of Latter Day Saint move
  • 27th June » Air France Operation Entebbe or Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) is hijacked en route to Paris by the Palestine Liberation Organization or PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.
  • 28th June » The Angolan court sentences US and UK mercenaries to death sentences and prison terms in the Luanda Trial.
  • 29th June » The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1st July » Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.
  • 2nd July » Fall of the South Vietnam e.g Republic of Vietnam; Communist North Vietnam declares their union to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • 4th July » Israel Defense Forces called Israeli commandos Operation Entebbe or raid Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing all but four of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by Palestinian terrorists.
  • 10th July » The Seveso disaster occurs in Italy.
  • 10th July » One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
  • 14th July » Capital punishment in Canada called Capital punishment is abolished in Canada.
  • 17th July » East Timor is annexation called annexed, and becomes the 27th Provinces of Indonesia named province of Indonesia.
  • 17th July » The opening of the 1976 Summer Olympics or Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African people or African teams boycotting the New Zealand team.
  • 18th July » Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
  • 19th July » Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.
  • 20th July » The American Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars.
  • 21st July » Christopher Ewart-Biggs, the United Kingdom known as British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
  • 25th July » Viking program: 'Viking 1' takes the famous Cydonia (region of Mars) or Face on Mars photo.
  • 27th July » Former Prime Minister of Japan known as Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka is arrested on suspicion of violating foreign exchange and foreign trade laws in connection with the Lockheed bribery scandals.
  • 29th July » 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.
  • 6th August » Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi.
  • 7th August » Viking program: 'Viking 2' enters orbit around Mars.
  • 12th August » Between 1,000 and 3,500 Palestinian people called Palestinians are killed in the Tel al-Zaatar massacre, one of the bloodiest events of the Lebanese Civil War
  • 18th August » In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjom, the Axe murder incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
  • 21st August » Axe murder incident Operation Paul Bunyan e.g Operation Paul Bunyan at Panmunjom, South Korea.
  • 3rd September » Viking program: The American 'Viking 2' spacecraft lands at Utopia Planitia on Mars.
  • 6th September » Cold War: Soviet Air Force pilot Lieutenant Viktor Belenko lands a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate on the island of Hokkaidō in Japan and requests refugee called political asylum in the United States; his request is granted.
  • 10th September » A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Adria Airways Inex-Adria McDonnell Douglas DC-9 DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia, killing 176.
  • 11th September » A group of Croatian nationalists plant a bomb in a coin locker at Grand Central Terminal. After stating political demands, they reveal the location and provided instructions for disarming the bomb. The disarming operation are not executed properly and the
  • 16th September » Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Yerevan reservoir.
  • 17th September » The first Space Shuttle, Space Shuttle Enterprise known as Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA.
  • 19th September » Turkish Airlines Flight 452 hits the Taurus Mountains, outskirt of Karatepe, Osmaniye, Turkey, killing all 154 passengers and crew.
  • 19th September » Two Imperial Iranian Air Force F-4 Phantom II jets fly out to 1976 Tehran UFO incident called investigate an unidentified flying object when both independently lose instrumentation and communications as they approach, only to have them restored upon withd
  • 21st September » Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.
  • 21st September » Seychelles joins the United Nations.
  • 4th October » Official launch of the InterCity 125 high speed train.
  • 6th October » Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados, after two bombs, placed on board by Luis Posada Carriles Cubana Flight 455, 1976 known as terrorists with connections to the Central Intelligence Agency
  • 6th October » Thammasat University massacre named Massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom Kittikachorn or Thanom, by a coalition of right-wing paramilitary and government forces, triggerin
  • 13th October » A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
  • 13th October » The first Electron microscope electron micrograph of an Ebola virus viral particle is obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at University of California, Davis U.C. Davis, who was then working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention C.D.C.
  • 19th October » Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon.
  • 20th October » The ferry MV George Prince ferry disaster e.g 'George Prince' is struck by a ship while crossing the Mississippi River between Destrehan, Louisiana or Destrehan and Luling, Louisiana. Seventy-eight passengers and crew die and only 18 people aboard the fer
  • 22nd October » Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.
  • 8th November » A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.
  • 15th November » René Lévesque and the 'Parti Québécois' Quebec general election, 1976 called take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favor of Quebec sovereignty movement known as independence.
  • 23rd November » Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
  • 24th November » The 1976 Çaldıran-Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey kills between 4,000 and 5,000 people.
  • 1st December » Angola joins the United Nations.
  • 2nd December » Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba, replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.
  • 3rd December » An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley. He is shot twice, but will play a Smile Jamaica Concert called concert only two days later.
  • 10th December » The United Nations General Assembly adopts the Environmental Modification Convention named Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques.
  • 15th December » Samoa known as Western Samoa becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 15th December » The oil tanker MV known as Argo Merchant runs aground near Nantucket, Massachusetts, causing one of the worst marine oil spills in history.
  • 26th December » The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist–Leninist) is founded.