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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.
- April 7, 1976 – Former British Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party.
- 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.
- September 21, 1976 – Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.
- October 4, 1976 – Official launch of the Intercity 125 High Speed Train (HST).
- October 7, 1976 – Hua Guofeng becomes Mao Zedong’s successor as chairman of Communist Party of China.
- October 11, 1976 – George Washington’s appointment, posthumously, to the grade of General of the Armies of the United States by congressional joint resolution Public Law 94-479 is approved by President Gerald R. Ford.
- November 8, 1976 – A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.
- December 2, 1976 – Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.
Who Were Born On 1976?
- March 13, 1976 – Troy Hudson, American basketball player
- April 14, 1976 – Jason Wiemer, Canadian ice hockey player
- May 1, 1976 – Darius McCrary, American actor
- May 16, 1976 – Brian Langtry, American lacrosse player
- August 2, 1976 – Jay Heaps, American footballer
- October 20, 1976 – Nicola Legrottaglie, Italian footballer
- November 4, 1976 – Peter Van Houdt, Belgian footballer
- November 23, 1976 – Murat Salar, Turkish footballer
- November 24, 1976 – Dave Aizer, American television host
- December 27, 1976 – Aaron Stanford, American actor