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1976 Historical Event(s)
- January 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).
- January 31, 1976 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- March 26, 1976 – Queen Elizabeth II sends the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.
- April 1, 1976 – Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the Northeastern U.S.
- July 22, 1976 – Japan completes its last reparation to the Philippines for war crimes committed during the imperial Japan’s conquest of the country in the Second World War
- August 12, 1976 – Between 1,000 and 3,500 Palestinians are killed in the Tel al-Zaatar massacre, one of the bloodiest events of the Lebanese Civil War
- September 19, 1976 – Two Imperial Iranian Air Force F-4 Phantom II jets fly out to investigate an unidentified flying object when both independently lose instrumentation and communications as they approach, only to have them restored upon withdrawal.
- September 21, 1976 – Seychelles joins the United Nations.
- October 6, 1976 – Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados after two bombs, placed on board by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded. All 73 people on board are killed.
- December 1, 1976 – Angola joins the United Nations.
Who Were Born On 1976?
- January 9, 1976 – Todd Grisham, American professional wrestling interviewer
- January 28, 1976 – Emiko Kado, Japanese wrestler (d. 1999)
- February 9, 1976 – Georgios Korakakis, Greek footballer
- February 28, 1976 – Adam Pine, Australian swimmer
- March 10, 1976 – Haifa Wehbe, Lebanese actress, model and singer
- April 13, 1976 – Yu Ji-tae, South Korean actor
- June 14, 1976 – Massimo Oddo, Italian footballer
- August 11, 1976 – Erick Lindgren, American poker player
- November 1, 1976 – Logan Marshall-Green, American actor
- December 20, 1976 – Aubrey Huff, American baseball player