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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.
- February 2, 1976 – The Groundhog Day gale hits the north-eastern United States and south-eastern Canada.
- April 5, 1976 – In the People’s Republic of China, the April Fifth Movement leads to the Tiananmen incident.
- April 11, 1976 – The Apple I is created.
- May 8, 1976 – The rollercoaster Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
- May 24, 1976 – The London to Washington, D.C. Concorde service begins.
- July 4, 1976 – Israeli commandos raid Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing all but four of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by Palestinian terrorists.
- 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.
- September 16, 1976 – Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir.
- October 20, 1976 – The ferry George Prince‘’is struck by a ship while crossing the Mississippi River between Destrehan and Luling, Louisiana. Seventy-eight passengers and crew die and only 18 people aboard the ferry survive.
Who Were Born On 1976?
- January 18, 1976 – Subhrajit Mitra, Indian filmmaker
- January 20, 1976 – Kirsty Gallacher, Scottish television presenter
- March 26, 1976 – Amy Smart, American actress
- August 11, 1976 – Ľubomír Višňovský, Slovak ice hockey player
- September 23, 1976 – Rob James-Collier, British actor and model
- September 25, 1976 – Chiara Siracusa, Maltese singer
- November 18, 1976 – Shagrath, Norwegian singer (Dimmu Borgir)
- November 28, 1976 – Ryan Kwanten, Australian actor
- December 28, 1976 – Igor Žiković, Croatian footballer