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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 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.
- April 7, 1976 – Former British Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party.
- May 6, 1976 – An earthquake strikes Friuli, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
- July 1, 1976 – Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.
- 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.
- November 15, 1976 – René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favour of independence.
- December 3, 1976 – An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley. He is shot twice, but plays a concert two days later.
- December 15, 1976 – Samoa becomes a member of the United Nations.
Who Were Born On 1976?
- March 8, 1976 – Juan Encarnacion, American baseball player
- May 4, 1976 – Jason Michaels, American baseball player
- May 24, 1976 – Catherine Cox, Australian netballer
- June 3, 1976 – Yuri Ruley, American drummer
- July 10, 1976 – Ludovic Giuly, French footballer
- August 8, 1976 – Drew Lachey, American singer
- August 26, 1976 – Amaia Montero, Spanish singer
- September 19, 1976 – Raja Bell, American basketball player
- October 8, 1976 – Renate Groenewold, Dutch speed skater
- October 29, 1976 – Stephen Craigan, Northern Irish footballer