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1976 Historical Event(s)
- January 31, 1976 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- February 19, 1976 – Executive Order 9066, which led to the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, is rescinded by President Gerald R. Ford’s Proclamation 4417
- March 27, 1976 – The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway system opens.
- April 11, 1976 – The Apple I is created.
- June 5, 1976 – Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States.
- 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
- July 27, 1976 – Former Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka is arrested on suspicion of violating foreign exchange and foreign trade laws in connection with the Lockheed bribery scandals.
- October 13, 1976 – A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
- October 22, 1976 – 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.
- December 2, 1976 – Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.
Who Were Born On 1976?
- February 6, 1976 – Princess Marie of Denmark
- February 24, 1976 – Matt Skiba, American musician (Alkaline Trio, Heavens)
- March 4, 1976 – Sabrina Sabrok, Argentine television host, singer, and producer
- April 5, 1976 – Simone Inzaghi, Italian footballer
- July 18, 1976 – Valerie Cruz, American actress
- August 8, 1976 – JC Chasez, American singer (*NSYNC)
- August 11, 1976 – Erick Lindgren, American poker player
- September 1, 1976 – Clare Connor, England Woman cricketer
- September 13, 1976 – Craig McMillan, New Zealand cricketer
- November 19, 1976 – Jack Dorsey, Founder of Twitter