Events in year of 1976

  • 01-01"Musical Jubilee" closes at St. James Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • 01-01Liberty Bell moves to new home behind Independence Hall
  • 01-01NBC replaces the peacock logo
  • 01-01Venezuela nationalizes oil fields
  • 01-04"Candide" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 740 performances
  • 01-04"Home Sweet Homer" opens and closes at Palace Theater, New York City
  • 01-05"MacNeil-Lehrer Report" premieres on PBS
  • 01-05Cambodia is renamed "Democratic Kampuchea"
  • 01-06Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million
  • 01-08Franklin Mint strikes 1st gold coins for Netherlands Antilles
  • 01-09Bryan Trottier failed in 4th Islander penalty shot
  • 01-09CW McCall CB song "Convoy" hit #1 on the country music charts
  • 01-09Ringo releases "Oh My My" in the UK
  • 01-11"Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 193 performances
  • 01-11Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consecutive National figure skating champions
  • 01-11Military coup in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lara leaves
  • 01-11US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
  • 01-11US male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka
  • 01-12UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Organization
  • 01-14"Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)
  • 01-14Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves
  • 01-15Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot President Ford
  • 01-15US-German Helios B solar probe launched into solar orbit
  • 01-16"Donny & Marie" Osmond musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
  • 01-16Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive"
  • 01-17"I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1
  • 01-17Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency
  • 01-18Super Bowl X: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh, WR
  • 01-2029th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-5 at Philadelphia
  • 01-21Supersonic Concorde, 1st commercial flights, by Britain and France

People born in year of 1976

  • 01-03Mendel Witzenhauser: Soccer player (Ajax, VVV)
  • 01-06Agnieszka Zielinska: Miss Poland Universe (1997)
  • 01-06Jeremy Linn: United States -- 100m breaststroke (1996 Olympics - Silver / Gold Medalist)
  • 01-06Richard Zednik: Bystrica, Czechoslovakia -- NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Washington)
  • 01-08Brad Snyder: Ontario, Canada -- Shot putter (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-09Amy Safe: Australian rower (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-09Radek Bonk: Koprivnice, Czechoslovakia -- NHL center (Ottawa Senators, Team Czech)
  • 01-13Vaclav Batlik: Costa Mesa, California -- Canoeist (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-16Trisha Stillwell: Miss USA-Oklahoma (1997, top 10)
  • 01-18Laurence Courtois: Kortrijk, Belgium -- Tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta)
  • 01-18Vincent Polvliet: Soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 01-19Claire Grech: Miss Malta Universe (1997)
  • 01-19Sky Christopherson: Tucson, Arizona -- Cyclist (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-21Amanda Little: Miss USA-Texas (1997, top 6)
  • 01-21Lynn Thomas: Newport News, Virginia -- Playmate (May 1997)
  • 01-23Byron Hanspard: NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 01-23Phil Boudreault: Copper Cliff, Ontario -- Boxer (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-24Laure Belleville: Miss Universe - France (1996)
  • 01-24Shae-Lynn Bourne: Ontario, Canada -- Pairs skater (Bourne & Kraatz)
  • 01-25Tara Fleming: North York, Ontario -- LPGA golfer (1992 LPGA Corning-10th)
  • 01-26Paul Byrne: Australian 800m ruuner (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-27Haimish Karrasch: Australian rower (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-27Mike Ferrier: Suriname -- Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam, Salernitana)
  • 01-27Rhett Warrener: Shaunavon -- NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 01-29Ilmira Shamsutdinova: Miss Universe - Russia / best costume (1996)
  • 01-30Florian Keller: Munchen, Germany -- Hockey player (Team Germany, Rosenheim)
  • 02-02Steven Dewick: Sydney, NSW -- Swimmer (1996 Olympics)
  • 02-03Dwayne Rudd: Linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 02-03Karen Bradley: Miss Rhode Island USA (1996)
  • 02-06Elina Zisi: Miss Greece Universe (1997)

People died in year of 1976

  • 01-03Mateusz Glinski: Composer, dies at 83
  • 01-03Michael V Love: US test pilot (X-24), dies in F-4 crash at 37
  • 01-04Jan B Cammans: Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84
  • 01-05Georges E Migot: French composer, dies at 84
  • 01-10Chester Arthur Burnett: US blues pianist / harmonica player, dies at 65
  • 01-12Agatha Christie: Mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85
  • 01-13Margaret Leighton: British actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at 53
  • 01-17Ad Verhoeven: Soccer player (Xerxes / Sparta), dies in auto accident
  • 01-18Sonia Dresdel: Actor (Fallen Idol, Secret Tent), dies at 67
  • 01-19Kevin Coughlin: Actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in hit-&-run at 30
  • 01-23Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin: Russian Cosmonaut, dies at 44
  • 01-23Paul Robeson: Athlete / lawyer / singer, dies in Philadelphia at 77
  • 01-28Chris Kenner: Rocker (I Like it Like That)
  • 01-29Michael Gwynn: Actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies at 59
  • 01-30Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller: SF Blues Great, dies at 80
  • 01-30Mance Lipscomb: Rocker, dies at 80
  • 02-01Edgar Pangborn: Sci-fi Author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
  • 02-01Werner C Heisenberg: Physicist (Nobel 1932, field theory), dies at 74
  • 02-02Johan[nes A] Kaart: Dutch actor (My Fair Lady), dies at 78
  • 02-02Maurice Jacobson: Composer, dies at 80
  • 02-04Edward Benjamin Britten: Composer, dies at 62
  • 02-05Roger Livesey: Actor (Drum, Vice Versa, Col Blimp), dies at 69
  • 02-06Vince Guaraldi: Jazz pianist (Charlie Brown TV specials), dies at 43
  • 02-11Alice Allen: Actress (Call of the Hills)
  • 02-11Charlie Naughton: Actor (Frozen Limits), dies at 89
  • 02-11Lee J Cobb: Actor (12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), dies at 64
  • 02-12James Clifton Williams: Composer (Sinfonians), dies at 52
  • 02-12Sal Mineo: Actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), stabbed at 37
  • 02-13General Murtala Mohammed: Head of Nigeria, killed during a coup
  • 02-13Lily Pons: French / US soprano / opera diva (Met Opera), dies at 71

Events in year of 1977

  • 01-011st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means)
  • 01-01Belgium reapportions 2,359 communities into 596
  • 01-01Czech intellects begin Human Rights Group Chapter 77
  • 01-01Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards in the Sugar Bowl
  • 01-02Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing
  • 01-03Apple Computers incorporate
  • 01-03Lindy McDaniel retires with 2nd most pitching appearances (987 games)
  • 01-04Mary Shane hired by Chicago White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play
  • 01-05Kenya President Jomo Kenyatta disbands parliament
  • 01-06EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
  • 01-09"Porgy & Bess" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances
  • 01-09Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat the Minnesota Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR
  • 01-1020th hat trick in Islander history - Bobby Nystrom
  • 01-11Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow
  • 01-11Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
  • 01-11France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics
  • 01-12"Ipi Tombi" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • 01-12Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
  • 01-15Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live"
  • 01-15Jane Blalock wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
  • 01-17Kansas City releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams
  • 01-17NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14
  • 01-17Zaire President Mobutu visits Belgium
  • 01-18Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the SCG
  • 01-19Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame
  • 01-20George Bush, ends term as 11th Director of CIA
  • 01-20Mr Knoche, serves as acting Director of CIA
  • 01-21President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders
  • 01-23$1.5-million Serge Lepage dress exhibited, Paris
  • 01-23Miniseries "Roots" premieres on ABC

People born in year of 1977

  • 01-03Beata Handra: San Francisco, California -- Dance skater (with Sinek - 1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd)
  • 01-06Amy Zappone: Wolcott, Connecticut -- Miss America - Connecticut (1996)
  • 01-06Stacey Gartrell: Sydney, NSW -- Swimmer (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-08Pearl Amoah: Miss Universe - Ghana (1996)
  • 01-08Ryan Frances: Actor (Trevor-Sisters)
  • 01-12Sara Walsh: South Bend, Indiana -- Fencer-foil (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-17Ali el Kattabi: Soccer player (Sparta)
  • 01-19Anne Miller: Midland, Michigan -- Tennis star (1995 Darmstadt Germany)
  • 01-19Taliesin Jaffe: Venice, California -- Actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief)
  • 01-24Lenka Cenkova: Trinec, Czechoslovakia -- Tennis star (1995 Futures-Vaihingen-GER)
  • 01-26Cindy Cesar: Miss Mauritius Universe (1997)
  • 01-26Justin Gimelstob: New Jersey, United States -- Tennis star (1994 doubles USTA Bakersfield)
  • 01-29Martin Hohenberger: Hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 01-31Naomi Darrell: Miss Bermuda Universe (1997)
  • 02-03Maitland Ward: Torrance, California -- Actress (Jessica - Bold and the Beautiful)
  • 02-07Christine Scheels: New Berlin, Wisconsin -- Speed skater (1994 Olympics)
  • 02-07Hillary Wolf: Chicago, Illinois -- Extra lightweight judoka (1996 Olympics)
  • 02-10Stephanie Ann Foisy: Concord, New Hampshire -- Miss America - NH (1996)
  • 02-11Jessica Carlson: Kalamazoo, Michigan -- Archer (1996 Olympics)
  • 02-11Stephanie Richardson: Toronto, Ontario -- 200m / 800m swimmer (1996 Olympics)
  • 02-11Veronica Marie Duka: Campbellsville, Kentucky -- Miss America (Ky-Top 10-1997)
  • 02-14Nathan Osmond: Utah, United States -- Vocalist (Osmond Boys)
  • 02-15Brook Wackman: Rocker
  • 02-16Alexei Morozov: NHL forward (Team Russia Olympics - Silver - 1998, Pittsburgh)
  • 02-16Trina Jackson: 4X200m freestyle swimmer (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 02-20Sarah Ryan: Adelaide, South Australia -- Swimmer (1996 Olympics)
  • 02-20Stephon Marbury: NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
  • 02-20Veronica Ledesma: Miss Universe - Argentina (1996)
  • 02-22Melanie Schnell: Radstadt, Austria -- Tennis star (1994 semi Surabaya)
  • 02-23Angie Trostel: Oxford, Ohio -- Diver (1996 Olympics)

People died in year of 1977

  • 01-02Erroll Garner: Jazz pianist (Misty), dies at 53
  • 01-03Avraham Ofer: Israeli Minister of housing, commits suicide
  • 01-03Benno Stokvis: Dutch attorney / politician, dies at 75
  • 01-05Onslow Stevens: Actor (Mr Fisher-This is the Life), dies at 74
  • 01-09Alexey Kozlovsky: Composer, dies at 71
  • 01-09Hal Sawyer: TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62
  • 01-12Henri-Georges Clouzot: Director (Diabolique, Truth), dies at 69
  • 01-14Abdul Razak bin Hussain: Premier of Malaysia (1970-77), dies at 53
  • 01-14Anthony Eden: British Premier (1955-57), dies at 79
  • 01-17Gary Gilmore: Executed in Utah, 1st US execution since 1967
  • 01-18Carl Zuckmayer: German / Swiss / US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80
  • 01-18Paul Nordoff: US Composer (Frog Prince), dies at 67
  • 01-18Yvonne Printemps: Actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81
  • 01-19Geraldine Brooks: Actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51
  • 01-21John Vincent: Composer, dies at 74
  • 01-21Zoltan Vasarhelyi: Composer, dies at 76
  • 01-23Bernard "Toots" Shor: Barkeeper, dies at 73
  • 01-25Donald Kerr: Actor (Devil Bat, Killer Bats), dies at 85
  • 01-26Margaret Hayes: Actress (Robert Montgomery Presents), dies at 61
  • 01-27Walter Baldwin: Actor (Gay Amigo), dies at 88
  • 01-28Burt Mustin: Actor (All in the Family, Andy Griffith Show), dies at 92
  • 01-29Freddie Prinze: Comedian / actor (Chico & the Man), shoots himself at 22
  • 02-01Edmond [Moore] Hamilton: United States -- Sci-fi Author (Danger Planet), dies at 72
  • 02-05Izaak Boleslavski: Russian chess player, dies at 67
  • 02-07Herman Dooyeweerd: Dutch philosopher / lawyer, dies at 82
  • 02-09Denys Amiel: French dramatist / playwright (Le mouton noir), dies at 92
  • 02-09Gaus: An orangautan who lived to be 59
  • 02-09Sergei Ilyushin: Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin), dies at 82
  • 02-10Grace Mary Williams: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-11Louis J M Beel: Dutch Premier (1946-48, 58-59), dies at 74