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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 24, 1976 – In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Perón and start a 7-year dictatorial period self-styled the National Reorganization Process. Since 2006, a public holiday known as Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice is held on this day.
- May 24, 1976 – The London to Washington, D.C. Concorde service begins.
- June 5, 1976 – Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States.
- 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.
- July 10, 1976 – One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
- July 21, 1976 – Christopher Ewart-Biggs British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
- 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
- September 10, 1976 – A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Inex-Adria DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia, killing 176.
Who Were Born On 1976?
- January 3, 1976 – Nicholas Gonzalez, American actor
- March 3, 1976 – Fraser Gehrig, Australian Rules footballer
- May 5, 1976 – Juan Pablo Sorín, Argentine footballer
- July 4, 1976 – Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2003)
- September 4, 1976 – Clinton R. Nixon, American game designer
- September 27, 1976 – Matt Harding, American video game developer
- October 5, 1976 – Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechen President
- October 22, 1976 – Helen Svedin, Swedish model
- October 31, 1976 – Piper Perabo, American actress
- December 18, 1976 – Koyuki, Japanese actress and model