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1976 Historical Event(s)
- January 4, 1976 – The Reavey and O'Dowd killings take place (part of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
- January 5, 1976 – The Khmer Rouge proclaim the Constitution of Democratic Kampuchea.
- January 31, 1976 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- February 6, 1976 – In testimony before a United States Senate subcommittee, Lockheed Corporation president Carl Kotchian admits that the company had paid out approximately million in bribes to the office of Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.
- March 30, 1976 – The first Land Day protests are held in Israel/Palestine.
- June 25, 1976 – Missouri Governor Kit Bond issues an executive order rescinding the Extermination Order, formally apologizing on behalf of the state of Missouri for the suffering it had caused to the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
- June 29, 1976 – The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
- July 25, 1976 – Viking program: Viking 1 takes the famous Face on Mars photo.
- August 6, 1976 – Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi.
- December 26, 1976 – The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) is founded.
Who Were Born On 1976?
- January 23, 1976 – Brandon Duckworth, American baseball player
- January 27, 1976 – Fred Taylor, American football player
- April 1, 1976 – David Oyelowo, English-Nigerian actor
- June 24, 1976 – Brock Olivo, American football player
- June 26, 1976 – Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor
- August 12, 1976 – Mikko Lindström, Finnish guitarist (HIM)
- August 16, 1976 – Dave Ockun, American concert producer
- September 23, 1976 – Sarah Blasko, Australian singer-songwriter and musician
- October 3, 1976 – Seann William Scott, American actor
- November 21, 1976 – Michael Wilson, Australian rules footballer