1976 in History – What happened in year 1976


In history, year 1976 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1976.

Know what happened in 1976:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 January The multilateral International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, part of the International Bill of Human Rights, came into effect.
04 July Israel Defense Forces raided Uganda's Entebbe InternationalAirport to free hostages taken by hijackers on Air France Flight 139.
05 January The Troubles-In response to the killings of six Catholics the night before, the South Armagh Republican Action Force killed ten Protestants in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
06 FebruaryIn testimony before a U.S. Senate subcommittee, Lockheed president Carl Kotchian admitted that the company had paid out approximately US$3 million in bribes to the office of Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.
07 OctoberHua Guofeng succeeded Mao Zedong as Chairman of the CommunistParty of China.
17 September Enterprise, the first Space Shuttle built for NASA, was rolledout of the manufacturing facilities in Palmdale, California.
24 November The Çaldiran-Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey killed atleast 4,000 people.
28 July An earthquake measuring at least 8.2 on the Richter magnitudescale, one of the deadliest in history, flattened Tangshan, China,killing at least 240,000 people.
07 OctoberHua Guofeng succeeded Mao Zedong as Chairman of the CommunistParty of China.
02 JulyMore than a year after the end of the Vietnam War, North andSouth Vietnam officially united under communist rule to form theSocialist Republic of Vietnam.
18 JulyAt the Olympic Games in Montreal, Nadia Comaneci became thefirst person to score a perfect 10 in a modern Olympics gymnasticsevent.
09 FebruaryThe Australian Defence Force was formed by the unification ofthe Australian Army, the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal AustralianAir Force.
04 JanuaryThe Troubles-Volunteers from the Ulster Volunteer Force shotdead five Irish Catholic civilians in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
21 JanuaryThe Concorde supersonic transports began scheduled commercialflights to London, Paris, Bahrain, and Rio de Janeiro.
02 January The Gale of January 1976 began, which resulted in coastalflooding around the southern North Sea coasts, leading to at least 82deaths and US$1.3 billion in damage.
04 OctoberBritish Rail's InterCity 125 service (pictured), the world'sfastest diesel-powered train, began operations on the Western Region.
06 OctoberA violent crackdown by Thai military and police units onstudents and protestors on the grounds of Thammasat University and atSanam Luang in Bangkok led to 46 deaths, and a military coup against thegovernment of Prime Minister Seni Pramoj.
06 February In testimony before a U.S. Senate subcommittee, Lockheedpresident Carl Kotchian admitted that the company had paid outapproximately US$3 million in bribes to the office of Japanese PrimeMinister Kakuei Tanaka.
18 JulyAt the Olympic Games in Montreal, Nadia Comaneci became thefirst person to score a perfect 10 in a modern Olympics gymnasticsevent.
28 JulyAn earthquake measuring at least 8.2 on the Richter scale, oneof the deadliest in history, flattened Tangshan, China, killing at least240,000 people.
07 OctoberHua Guofeng succeeded Mao Zedong as Chairman of the CommunistParty of China.
18 AugustNorth Korean soldiers killed two American soldiers in the JointSecurity Area of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, heightening tensionsover a 100-foot (30 m) poplar tree that blocked the line of sightbetween a United Nations Command checkpoint and an observation post.
06 FebruaryIn testimony before a U.S. Senate subcommittee, Lockheedpresident Carl Kotchian admitted that the company had paid outapproximately US$3 million in bribes to the office of Japanese PrimeMinister Kakuei Tanaka.
09 FebruaryThe Australian Defence Force was formed by the unification ofthe Australian Army, the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal AustralianAir Force.
03 JanuaryThe multilateral International Covenant on Economic, Social andCultural Rights, part of the International Bill of Human Rights, cameinto effect.
05 JanuaryThe Troubles: In response to the killings of six Catholics the night before, the South Armagh Republican Action Force killed ten Protestants in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
21 JanuaryThe Concorde supersonic transports began scheduled commercial flights to London, Paris, Bahrain, and Rio de Janeiro.
09 FebruaryThe Australian Defence Force was formed by the unification of the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force.
15 FebruaryThe current Constitution of Cuba, providing for a system of government and law based on those of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries, was adopted by a national referendum.
27 MarchThe Washington Metro, the second-busiest rapid transit system in the US, opened to commuters.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1976:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JuneMarlon Devonish / Sprinter / United Kingdom
05 March Norm Maxwell / Rugby Player / New Zealand
08 SeptemberJervis Drummond / Footballer / Costa Rica
10 JuneAlari Lell / Footballer / Estonia
10 February Lance Berkman / Baseball Player / United States of America
12 MayKardinal Offishall / Producer / Canada
13 MayAna Popović / Writer / United States of America
14 DecemberTammy Blanchard / Actress / United States of America
14 March Daniel Gillies / Actor / Canada
15 MayMark Kennedy / Footballer / Ireland
17 AugustGeertjan Lassche / Journalist / Netherlands
17 JuneScott Adkins / Actor / United Kingdom
19 AprilRuud Jolie / Guitarist / Netherlands
19 JulyGonzalo de los Santos / Footballer / Uruguay
20 January Kirsty Gallacher / Journalist / Scotland
21 March Rachael MacFarlane / Actress / United States of America
22 March Kellie Shanygne Williams / Actress / United States of America
23 JuneMizchif / Rapper / Zimbabwe
28 January Miltiadis Sapanis / Footballer / Greece
29 DecemberFilip Kuba / Ice Hockey Player / Czech Republic

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1976:

YearName / Profession / Country
04 AprilPunit Vashishta / Actor / India
27 AprilFaisal Saif / Writer / India
11 SeptemberMurali Kartik / Cricketer / India
04 JulyAryan Vaidya / Actor / India
29 OctoberRaghava Lawrence / Actor / India
19 SeptemberIsha Kopikar / Actress / India
20 JulyDebashish Mohanty / Cricketer / India
20 NovemberTushar Kapoor / Actor / India
15 MarchAbhay Deol / Actor / India
10 SeptemberRavi Kant Anmol / Writer / India
03 MarchRifleman Sanjay Kumar / Soldier / India
30 AugustChitrangada Singh / Actress / India
15 DecemberBhaichung Bhutia / Player / India
15 DecemberBaichung Bhutia / Footballer / India
23 March Smriti Irani / Politician / India
05 FebruaryAbhishek Bacchan / Actor / India
09 JuneAmisha Patel / Actress / India

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