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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.
- March 26, 1976 – Queen Elizabeth II sends the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.
- April 1, 1976 – The Jovian–Plutonian gravitational effect hoax is first reported by British astronomer Patrick Moore.
- May 8, 1976 – The rollercoaster Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
- May 24, 1976 – The Judgement of Paris takes place in France, launching California as a worldwide force in the production of quality wine.
- July 2, 1976 – Fall of the Republic of Vietnam; Communist North Vietnam declares their union to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
- 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.
- July 29, 1976 – 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.
- August 21, 1976 – Operation Paul Bunyan at Panmunjeom, Korea.
- 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.
Who Were Born On 1976?
- March 4, 1976 – Hayley Evetts, English singer, TV presenter and stage actor
- March 23, 1976 – Jeremy Newberry, American football player
- March 26, 1976 – Nurgül Yeşilçay, Turkish actress
- March 30, 1976 – Mark McClelland, Northern Irish musician (Degrassi)
- May 15, 1976 – Jacek Krzynówek, Polish footballer
- July 7, 1976 – Dominic Foley, Irish footballer
- September 6, 1976 – Hyun Young, South Korean actress and pop singer
- September 19, 1976 – Alison Sweeney, American actress
- September 29, 1976 – Oscar Sevilla, Spanish cyclist
- October 2, 1976 – Mandisa, American singer