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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1976 AD


January 1: Liberty Bell moves to new home behind Independence Hall
January 1: "Musical Jubilee" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 92 performances
January 1: NBC replaces the peacock logo
January 1: Venezuela nationalizes oil fields
January 3: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
January 4: "Candide" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 740 performances
January 4: "Home Sweet Homer" opens and closes at Palace Theater New York City
January 5: Cambodia is renamed "Democratic Kampuchea"
January 5: Greg Chappell scores 182* at SCG against West Indies
January 5: MacNeil-Lehrer Report premieres on PBS
January 6: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
January 6: Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million
January 8: Franklin Mint strikes 1st gold coins for Netherlands Antilles
January 9: Bryan Trottier failed in 4th Islander penalty shot
January 9: CW McCall CB song "Convoy" hit #1 on the country music charts
January 9: Ringo releases "Oh My My" in UK
January 11: Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consec national figure skating champions
January 11: Military coup in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lara leaves
January 11: "Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 193 performances
January 11: Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures," premieres in New York City
January 11: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
January 11: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka
January 12: U.N. Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Org
January 13: Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at New York's Metropolitan Opera House as she led orchestra in a performance of "La Traviata"
January 14: "Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)
January 14: Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves
January 15: Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot President Ford
January 15: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
January 15: US-German Helios B solar probe launched into solar orbit
January 16: "Donny and Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
January 16: Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive"
January 17: Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency
January 17: "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1
January 18: Superbowl X: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh, WR
January 20: 29th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-5 at Philadelphia
January 21: Supersonic Concorde, 1st commercial flights, by Britain and France
January 22: Bank robbery in Beirut nets a record $20-50 million
January 23: Ian Redpath hits his only 2 sixes in Cricket Tests, vs. WI Adelaide
January 23: Washington Caps end 25 game winless streak (0-22-3) beat New York Rangers 7-5
January 24: Cleveland Cavaliers biggest margin victory-43 pts (beat Milwaukee 132-89)
January 24: George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round of a real slugfest
January 25: Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut Ind vs. New Zealand Auckland
January 26: 6th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 23-20
January 26: Belgium catholic elite start amnesty campaign for war criminals
January 26: David Mamet's "American Buffalo," premieres in New York City
January 26: Israel opens "Good Fence" to Lebanon
January 26: NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 23-20
January 27: 9th ABA All-Star Game: Denver 144 beats ABA 138 at Denver
January 27: "Laverne and Shirley" spinoff from "Happy Days" premieres on ABC TV
January 27: Morocco-Algeria battles in Westerly Sahara
January 27: Viv Richards scores his 1st Test century against Australia
January 28: Erapalli Prasanna takes 8-76 to rip through New Zealand at Eden Park
January 28: NBA Atlanta Hawks begin a 28 game road losing streak
January 29: Zeiss planetarium in Hague destroyed by fire
January 30: 1st-class debut of Dav Whatmore, in Johannesburg
January 30: George Bush becomes 11th director of CIA (until 1977)
January 30: William E. Colby, ends term as 10th director of CIA
January 31: Lance Gibbs becomes highest Test wicket-taker at 308
January 31: "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players hits #1


February 1: East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for taking batting practice at Michigan State University after he is warned not to
February 1: Judy Rankin wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
February 1: "Rich Man, Poor Man" mini-series premieres on ABC TV
February 1: Sonny and Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce
February 2: "Honeymooners Second Honeymoon" airs on TV
February 2: "Rich Little Show," debuts on NBC-TV
February 2: Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom and ump Cal Hubbard elected to Hall of Fame
February 3: 26th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-109 at Philadelphia
February 4: 12th Winter Olympic games opens in Innsbruck, Austria
February 4: 7.5 earthquake kills 22,778 in Guatemala and Honduras
February 4: Judge Oliver upholds Seitz's decision on Andy Messersmith free agency
February 4: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 5: Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies
February 5: Last day of Test Cricket for Lance Gibbs and Ian Redpath
February 6: George Harrison releases "This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)"
February 7: Larry Groce's "Junk Food Junkie" peaks at #9
February 7: World's largest telescope (600 cm) begins operation (U.S.S.R.)
February 8: Hua Guofeng becomes premier of China PR
February 8: Jan Stephens wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Naples Golf Classic
February 8: Largest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Wash-21,130)
February 9: Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's the Hall of Fame
February 11: Clifford Alexander, Jr. confirmed as 1st black secretary of Army
February 12: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 13: Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic figure-skating gold, Innsbruck, Austria
February 13: Peter Casserly of New Zealand hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 holes
February 14: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 15: 12th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
February 15: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
February 17: Macau adopts constitution (Organic Law of Macau)
February 17: New Zealand scores their 1st innings win in Test Cricket, vs. India
February 17: Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 vs. India, his 1st match-winning spell
February 17: "Rockabye Hamlet" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 7 performances
February 19: Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara
February 20: Muhammad Ali KOs Jan Pierre Coopman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
February 21: Cardinal Willebrands installed as archbishop of Utrecht
February 21: "Rockabye Hamlet" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 7 performances
February 22: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
February 23: Owners announce spring training won't open without a labor contract
February 24: Cuba adopts its constitution
February 24: Jules Feiffer's "Knock Knock," premieres in New York City
February 24: Leonid Brezhnev opens 25th congress of CPSU
February 26: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 27: Final meeting between Mao tse Tung and Richard Nixon
February 28: 18th Grammy Awards: Love Will Keep Us Together, Natalie Cole wins
February 28: Ceuta and Melilla (Spanish Morocco) are last European African possession
February 28: Spain withdraws from Western Sahara


March 2: Bob Lurie becomes CEO of San Francisco Giants
March 2: "Bubbling Brown Sugar" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 766 performances
March 2: Holgate, Kemp and Lopez' musical premieres in New York City
March 2: Walt Disney World logged its 50 millionth guest
March 3: Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia
March 4: John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes at Toledo, Ohio
March 4: San Francisco Giants are bought for $8 million by Bob Lurie and Bud Herseth
March 5: British pounds falls below $2 for 1st time
March 6: Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova and Gorshkov (URS)
March 6: Ice Pairs Championship at Gothenburg won by Rodnina and Zaitsev (URS)
March 6: Men's Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by John Curry (GRB)
March 6: Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Gothenburg won by Dorothy Hamill
March 7: Morocco and Mauretania break diplomatic relations with Algeria
March 8: 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China
March 9: 1st female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy
March 9: Islander Glenn Resch's 10th shut-out opponent-Blues 4-0
March 12: South African troops leave Angola
March 14: Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race
March 14: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 15: Failed coup in Niger
March 16: British premier Harold Wilson resigns
March 17: Malikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.76)
March 17: Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is retried
March 17: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 19: Princess Margaret separates from the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years
March 20: Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.70)
March 20: Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery
March 23: International Bill of Rights goes into effect (35 nations ratifying)
March 24: Argentine President Isabel Peron deposed by country's military
March 25: Argentine military junta bans leftist political parties
March 25: "My Fair Lady" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 384 performances
March 25: "Rex" opens at Lunt-Fontaine Theater New York City for 48 performances
March 26: AL approves purchase of Toronto franchise by LaBatt Brewing for $7M
March 26: Wings release "Wings at the Speed of Sound" album
March 27: Delta States beat Immaculata, 69-64, for AIWA basketball title
March 27: Washington D.C. underground Metro opens
March 29: 38th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Michigan 86-68
March 29: 8 Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting 4 Kent State students
March 30: Israel kills 6 Palestinians protesting land confiscation
March 31: Cleveland Cavaliers clinch their 1st ever NBA playoff bearth
March 31: New Jersey Court rules Karen Anne Quinlan may be disconnected from respirator


April 1: Stephen Wozniak and Steven Jobs founded Apple Computer
April 2: A's trade prospective free agents Reggie Jackson and Ken Holtzman, to Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez and Paul Mitchell
April 2: Cambodia Khieu Sampan succeeds prince Sihanouk as premier
April 2: Portuguese constitution assumed
April 3: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
April 3: Philadelphia Flyers win record tying 20th straight NHL home game
April 4: 5th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Judy Rankin
April 4: Seni Pramoj's Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand
April 5: Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes Prime Minister of England
April 5: Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen," premieres in London
April 6: 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies and Gentlemen the Rolling Stones"
April 7: Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping
April 9: U.S. and Russia agreed on size of nuclear tests for peaceful use
April 10: Brewers' Don Money's grand slammer disallowed - Yankees win 9-7
April 10: Cleveland Cavaliers win their 1st NBA Central Division title
April 11: 40th Golf Masters Championship: Ray Floyd wins, shooting a 271
April 12: India set 403 to win by WI They get them, 6 wkts 7 overs spare
April 13: 1st NBA playoff game for Cleveland Cavliers, they lose 100-95 to Wash
April 13: Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes
April 15: Yankee stadium reopens, Yankees beat Twins after trailing 4-0
April 17: NL greatest comeback, trailing 12-1 Phillies win 18-16 in 10, Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive home runs
April 18: 30th Tony Awards: Travesties and Chorus Line win
April 18: Judy Rankin wins LPGA Karsten- Ping Golf Open
April 19: 5th Boston Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt of Wis in 2:47:10
April 19: 80th Boston Marathon won by Jack Fultz of Wash, DC in 2:20:19
April 20: George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python
April 21: Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing
April 21: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 22: Barbara Walters becomes 1st female nightly network news anchor
April 25: Cub centerfielder Rick Monday rescues U.S. flag from 2 fans trying to set it on fire
April 25: Elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country
April 25: India all out for 97 vs. West Indies
April 25: Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
April 25: Portugal adopts constitution
April 26: Pan Am begins non-stop flights New York City - Tokyo
April 27: Arabic Monetary Fund established in Abu Dhabi
April 27: "So Long 174th St" opens at Harkness Theater New York City for 16 performances
April 29: Minister Irene Vorrink begins fluoridating Dutch drinking water
April 30: Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
April 30: Royal Canadian Mint opens a branch in Winnipeg Manitoba
April 30: Wings release "Silly Love Songs"


May 1: 102nd Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero, Jr. on Bold Forbes wins in 2:01.6
May 1: Jos Hermens, runs Dutch record for 20K (57:24.2)
May 2: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
May 3: Panama 747SP lands after record flight around world (46:26)
May 3: Pulitzer prize awarded to Saul Bellow (Humboldt's Gift)
May 4: "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" opens at Mark Hellinger New York City for 7 performances
May 4: Kiss performs their 1st concert
May 5: Anderlecht wins 16th soccer Europe Cup II
May 5: Train collision at Schiedam Netherlands, kills 24
May 8: "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" closes at Mark Hellinger New York City after 7 performances
May 9: Sally Little wins LPGA Ladies Masters at Moss Creek Golf Tournament
May 9: "So Long 174th St" closes at Harkness Theater New York City after 16 performances
May 11: Emmy 3rd Daytime Award presentation
May 11: Last broadcast of "Marcus Welby, MD" on ABC-TV
May 12: Bayern Munich wins 21st Europe Cup 1
May 13: 9th and final ABA championship: New York Nets beat Denv Nuggets, 4 games to 2
May 14: Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter
May 14: Oil tanker Urqui Ola explodes off Spanish coast
May 15: 102nd Preakness: John Lively aboard Elocutionist wins in 1:55
May 15: Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
May 15: Fonz Song by Heyettes hits #91
May 15: Kentucky Moonrunner by Cledus Maggard hits #85
May 16: Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Philadelphia Flyers in 4 games
May 16: Sue Roberts wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic
May 17: 28th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Jack Albertson and M Learned
May 17: Earthquake in Uzbekistan: 1000's killed
May 19: Gold ownership legalized in Australia
May 19: Liverpool wins 5th UEFA Cup at Bridge
May 19: Senate establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
May 19: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
May 20: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
May 22: NASA launches space vehicle S-179
May 22: St. Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 home run
May 23: Amy Alcott wins '76 LPGA Golf Classic
May 24: 1st commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington D.C.)
May 24: Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
May 25: Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Richard Dunn in Munich
May 27: "Something's Afoot" opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 61 performances
May 29: "One Piece At A Time" by Johnny Cash hits #29
May 29: Only home run of Joe Niekro's 22-year career, comes off brother Phil
May 30: 22nd LPGA Championship won by Betty Burfeindt
May 30: Bobby Unser sets world record for fastest pit stop (4 seconds)
May 31: Loudest Pennsylvania (76 KW) for Who's Quadrophenia in London


June 2: East-Timor People's Assembly accepts annexation through Indonesia
June 3: Queen's "Bhoemian Rhapsody" goes gold
June 3: Test Cricket debut of Mike Brearley vs. West Indies (0 and 17)
June 3: U.S. presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta
June 5: 108th Belmont: Angel Cordero, Jr. aboard Bold Forbes wins in 2:29
June 5: "Bigfoot" by Bro Smith hits #57
June 5: Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage, 14 die
June 6: 30th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
June 6: Pat Bradley wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic
June 7: NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor and David Brinkley, premieres
June 8: Houston Astros draft Floyd Bannister #1
June 10: 49th National Spelling Bee: Tim Kneale wins spelling narcolepsy
June 10: 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome
June 11: Anti-apartheid advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza arrested in South Africa
June 11: Australian band AC/DC begin their 1st headline tour of Britain
June 11: Beatles "Rock and Roll Music" LP is released in USA
June 11: "Magnificent Marble Machine," last airs on NBC-TV
June 13: 4th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Donna Caponi
June 13: Bob Marley performs in Amsterdam
June 13: Inge Helten runs female European record 100m (11.04)
June 14: 12th Mayor's Trophy Game Yankees beat Mets 8-4
June 14: "Gong Show" premieres on TV, syndication
June 15: Rain out! Astrodome cancels game heavy rains make it difficult for visiting team and umpires to get through flooded streets to the stadium
June 15: Yankees trade May, Martinez, Pagan, MacGregor and Demsey to Baltimore for Holtzman, Alexander, Grant Jackson, Elrod Henrick and Jim Freeman
June 16: Student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa, Soweto Day
June 17: ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets and Spurs) merges into NBA
June 17: Indonesia annexes Portuguese East-Timor
June 18: Bowie Kuhn voids A's sales, totaling $35 million, of Joe Rudi and Rollie Fingers to Red Sox, and Vida Blue to Yankees
June 18: Joseph William Turner watercolor auctioned for 340,000 pounds
June 18: St. Louis Cardinals Lou Brock and Hector Cruz hit inside-the-park home runs
June 19: King Charles XVI Gustaf of Sweden marries Dutchess Silvia Sommerlath
June 19: U.S. Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth
June 20: 76th U.S. Golf Open: Jerry Pate shoots a 277 at Atlanta AC in Duluth Ga
June 20: Carl Fugate, Starkwether accomplice, paroled
June 20: Czechoslovakia becomes European soccer champ
June 20: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
June 21: Berlinguers PCI wins election in Italy
June 22: "Godspell" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 527 performances
June 22: San Diego Padre pitcher Randy Jones ties record of 68 innings without a walk
June 23: CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure, 555 m, opens
June 24: 1975 movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany
June 25: Ranger Toby Harrah is only shortstop not to handle a fielding chance in doubleheader
June 26: WS shortstop Toby Harrah plays DH without touching a batted ball
June 27: Air France Airbus hijacked in Germany to Uganda
June 27: Israeli raid on Entebbe, Uganda
June 27: Judy Rankin wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Invitational
June 27: "Pacific Overtures" closes at Winter Garden New York City after 193 performances
June 27: Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president
June 28: 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Colo
June 28: Hijacked French Airbus lands in Entebbe, Uganda
June 29: Seychelles gains independence from Britain
June 30: John Walker of New Zealand sets record for 2000 m, 4:51.4


July 1: Kenneth Gibson, is 1st black president of U.S. Conference of Mayors
July 2: 83rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats E Goolagong (63 46 86)
July 2: Formal reunification of North and South Vietnam
July 2: Supreme Court rules death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual
July 3: 90th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Ilse Nastase (64 62 97)
July 3: Adolfo Suarez becomes premier of Spain
July 3: After 12 years, Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys
July 3: Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew and passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers
July 4: Opening ceremony of the Dai Bosatsu monastery Catskill Mt., New York
July 4: Raid on Entebbe-Israel rescues 229 Air France passengers
July 4: Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Bloomington Golf Classic Bicentennial
July 6: Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station
July 7: E. Henry Knoche, becomes deputy director of CIA
July 7: Vernon A. Walters, USA, ends term as deputy director of CIA
July 7: Viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars
July 8: Randy Jones wins NL record 16 games before All Star break
July 9: England all out for 71 vs. WI at Old Trafford, Holding 14 5-7-17-5
July 9: Houston Astro Larry Dierker no-hits Montreal Expos, 6-0
July 9: Uganda asks United Nations to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe
July 10: 105th British Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Royal Birkdale
July 10: Chemical factory in Milan explodes (dioxane cloud)
July 11: 1st U.S. football club in Austria forms (FAAFC-1st Austrian American)
July 11: 31st U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
July 11: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
July 11: In pre-game promo at Atlanta County Stadium, 34 couples wed at home plate followed by Championship Wrestling "Headlocks and Wedlocks"
July 12: Ian Dury and Kilburns disband
July 13: 47th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia
July 13: All star MVP: George Foster (Cincinnati Reds)
July 13: Last day of Test Cricket for Brian Close, aged 45
July 14: Jimmy Carter wins Democratic President nomination in New York City
July 14: U.S.S.R. banishes dissident Andrei Amalrik to Netherlands
July 15: 36-hour kidnap of 26 school children and their bus driver in California
July 16: Rock duo Loggins and Messina break-up after 6 years
July 17: 21st modern Olympic games opens in Montreal
July 17: Indonesian president Suharto annexes East Timor
July 18: Judy Rankin wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
July 18: Lucien van Impe wins Tour de France
July 18: "Something's Afoot" closes at Lyceum Theater New York City after 61 performances
July 18: Stockhausens "Sirius," premieres in New York City
July 18: Thiokol conducts 2-minute firing of space shuttle's SRB at Brigham, Utah
July 19: Allman Brother's roadie Scooter Herring sentenced to 75 years for providing drugs for the group, based on Gregg Allman's testimony
July 19: Rock group Deep Purple disbands
July 20: Last U.S. troops leave Thailand
July 20: U.S. Viking 1 lands on Mars at Chryse Planitia, 1st Martian landing
July 21: 1st outbreak of "Legionnaire's Disease" kills 29 in Philadelphia
July 21: "Guys and Dolls" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 239 performances
July 22: "Let My People Come" opens at Morosco Theater New York City for 106 performances
July 23: 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0 (52,895)
July 23: Baltimore Oriole Reggie Jackson homers in 6th straight game
July 23: France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
July 23: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 23: Wings release "Let 'em In"
July 24: John Naber is 1st to swin 200m backstroke under 2 minutes
July 25: Annegret Richter runs 100m (11.01)
July 25: Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
July 27: 8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese
July 27: Japanese ex-premier Tanaka arrested, Lockheed Affair
July 28: 242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) 8.2 earthquake
July 28: 8.2 and 7.4 earthquake devastate Tangsha, China (240-750,000 die)
July 28: Eldon Joersz and Geo Morgan set world air speed record of 3,530 kph
July 28: White Sox John Odom (5 inn) and Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's
July 29: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear Test
July 30: Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy
July 30: Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
July 31: Seychelles Independence, Independence day
July 31: Waldemar Cierpinski runs Olympic marathon (2:09:55.0)


August 1: 21st Olympic games close at Montreal Canada
August 1: Flash flood in Big Thompson Canyon Colorado on Route 34, kills 139
August 1: Liz Taylor's 6th divorce (re-divorces Richard Burton)
August 1: Seattle Seahawks play 1st (preseason) game (SF 27, Seattle 20)
August 4: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
August 7: Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Colgate-European Golf Open
August 7: Scientists in Pasadena, California, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars
August 7: U.S. Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth
August 8: Chicago White Sox suit up in shorts
August 9: Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 minutes, WI vs. Glamorgan
August 9: Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-0
August 9: U.S.S.R. launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth
August 11: Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses and is hospitalized in Miami
August 11: Race riot in Cape Town, South Africa; 17 die
August 12: Christian militia conquer Palestinian camp Tell al-Za'tar, 2000 killed
August 14: 10,000 Northern Ireland women demonstrate for peace in Belfast
August 15: Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
August 16: 58th PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots a 281 at Congressional MD
August 16: St. Louis Cardinals beat San Diego Chargers 20-10 in Tokyo (NFL expo)
August 17: An earthquake and tidal wave in the Philippines kills up to 8,000
August 17: Big win for WI at The Oval Michael Holding 14-149 for match
August 18: U.S.S.R.'s Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon
August 19: President Gerald R. Ford won Republican President nomination at Kansas City convention
August 21: Al Bumbry hits 17th inside-the-park home run in Oriole history
August 21: Battle East Sussex: Mary Langdon becomes 1st British firewoman
August 22: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
August 23: Heavy earthquake strikes China, 1,000s die
August 24: Soyuz 21 returns to Earth
August 25: Harm Wiersma becomes world checker champion
August 25: Yankees beat Twins 5-4 in 19 innings
August 27: Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in U.S. Tennis Open
August 28: N.Y. Cosmos beat Seattle Sounders 2-1 for NASL cup
August 28: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
August 29: Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
August 30: Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show
August 30: Turks and Caicos Islands adopts constitution
August 31: George Harrison found guilty of plagurizing "My Sweet Lord"
August 31: Mexican peso devalued
August 31: Trinidad and Tobago adopts constitution
August 31: Waldemar Cierpinski wins 18th Olympics Marathon (2:09:55.0)


September 1: NASA launches space vehicle S-197
September 1: New Jersey Meadowlands racetrack opens
September 1: Wayne Hays, Representative-D-Ohio 1949 - 1976, resigns after scandal with Elizabeth Ray
September 3: Viking 2 soft lands on Mars and returns photos
September 4: Palestinians hijack KLM DC-9 to Cyprus
September 5: "Rex" closes at Lunt-Fontaine Theater New York City after 48 performances
September 5: Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
September 5: "Very Good Eddie" closes at Booth Theater New York City after 307 performances
September 6: Jerry Lewis' 11th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, Dean Martin appears
September 6: Russian pilot Belenko defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet
September 7: U.S. courts find George Harrison guilty of plagiarism for 'He's So Fine'
September 8: Fons Rademakers' film "Max Havelaar" premieres in Amsterdam
September 10: 2 airliners collide over Yugoslavia, kills all 176 aboard
September 10: 5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, New York
September 11: 90th U.S. Womens Tennis: C E L Mills beats E Goolagong Cawley (63 60) Evonne Goolagong loses her 4th straight U.S. Open Final (Evert wins)
September 11: Dorothy Kathleen Benham (Minn), 20, crowned 49th Miss America 1977
September 11: Minnie Minoso bats for White Sox after a 12-year hiatus (hitless)
September 12: 96th U.S. Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg (64 36 76 64)
September 12: Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
September 12: Seattle Seahawks play 1st regular-season game (St. L 30, Sea 24)
September 12: White Sox Minnie Minoso, 53, is oldest to get a hit in majors
September 13: 2nd Enterprise, approach and lands Test Cricket (ALT) flight (5m28s)
September 15: Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls Who ...," premieres in New York City
September 15: Soyuz 22 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit for 8 days
September 16: Egypt president Sadat re-elected
September 16: Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as priests and bishop
September 17: Amnesty International receives Erasmus-prize
September 17: NASA publicly unveils space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, California
September 17: Ringo releases "Ringo's Rotogravure" album
September 18: Cleveland manager Frank Robinson last game as a player
September 18: Dom Mintoff's Labour Party wins Malta election
September 18: Reverend Sun Myung Moon holds "God Bless America" convention
September 19: Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Portland Golf Classic
September 19: "Going Up" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 49 performances
September 20: Metroliner official opens in Brussels
September 20: Playboy releases Jimmy Carter's interview that he lusts for women
September 20: Sid Berstein offers $230 million charity concert for Beatle reunion
September 21: Wings performs in Zagreb Yugoslavia
September 23: Ford-Carter TV debate
September 23: South Africa decides to allow multi-racial teams to represent them
September 23: Soyuz 22 returns to Earth
September 24: Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by President Carter
September 24: "Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Edison Theater New York City for 5959 performances
September 25: Expo's last game at Montreal's Jarry Park
September 25: "Porgy and Bess" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 122 performances
September 26: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
September 26: Denver's Rick Upchurch returns 2 punts for TDs against Cleveland
September 26: Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf
September 26: Phillies clinch their 1st NL East Division title
September 28: A&M sues George Harrison who fails to meet deadline for LP completion
September 28: Congress passes Toxic Substances Control Act
September 28: Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
September 29: 2nd Chamber recognizes Dutch Liberals/social democratic abortion law
September 29: "Alice," debuts on CBS-TV
September 29: Boy George expelled from school
September 29: Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest
September 29: San Francisco Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0
September 29: Syria drives Palestinian guerrillas out of Lebanon
September 29: Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Dodger manager
September 29: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.


October 1: 1st Dutch casino opens
October 2: "Let My People Come" closes at Morosco Theater New York City after 106 performances
October 3: Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat and drives in his 2,297th run
October 3: Helmuth Kohl's CDU wins German parliament election
October 4: Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns due to telling a racial joke
October 4: Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers
October 5: Seattle and Toronto picks 30 unprotected players on other AL rosters Ruppert Jones (Seattle) and Bob Bailor (Toronto) are picked 1st
October 6: Cubans DC-8 crashes after bomb attack
October 6: "Gang of Four" arrested in Beijing
October 6: John Hathaway completes 50,600 mile bicycle tour of every continent
October 6: President Ford says there is "no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe"
October 8: Sex Pistols sign with EMI
October 9: Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on debut New Zealand vs. Pak Javed 1st wkt
October 9: "Robber Bridegroom" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 145 performances
October 9: TCricket est debut of Javed Miandad, scores 163 on 1st day
October 9: Yankees 1st AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1
October 10: Beijing reports arrest of Mao Tse Tung's widow
October 10: Greece's 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33
October 10: New Jersey Meadowlands' Giant's Stadium opens
October 11: 10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins
October 11: Mao Tse-Tung's widow Jiang Qing and "Gang of Four," arrested and charged with plotting a coup
October 12: 4th Space Shuttle Enterprise, approach and land test (ALT) flight
October 12: Hua Guo-feng succeeds Mao Tse-tung as chairman of Communist Party
October 14: Chris Chambliss' 9th inning lead off homer gives New York Yankees pennant #30
October 14: Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman
October 14: Soyuz 23 carries 2 to Salyut 6, but returns without docking
October 15: 1st debate of major-ticket Vice President nominees Mondale (D) vs Dole (R)
October 15: Ringo releases "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"
October 16: Soyuz 23 returns to Earth
October 16: Toronto Maple Leaf Lanny McDonald scores a hat trick in 2 minutes 54 seconds
October 17: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
October 17: Coldest World Series game Yankees vs Cincinnati, 39 degrees F (until 1997)
October 18: Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to William N Lipscomb Jr
October 20: 70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince
October 20: New York Nets Julius "Dr. J" Erving sold to Philadelphia 76ers
October 21: American Saul Bellow wins Nobel Prize for Literature
October 21: Cincinnati Reds sweep New York Yankees, in 73rd World Series
October 21: New York Knicks retire 1st number, # 19, Willis Reed
October 21: New York Yankee Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles
October 21: Nobel prize for literature awarded to Saul Bellow
October 22: Rick Barry (SF), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
October 24: 1st Jewish film and TV festival
October 24: 6th New York City Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:39:11
October 24: 7th New York City Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
October 24: Hua Guofeng succeeds Mao as China's party leader
October 24: Sadiq and Mushtaq Mohammad score tons in same Test Cricket innings vs. New Zealand
October 25: 5th Enterprise, approach and lands test (ALT) flight
October 26: Transkei gains independence, not recognized outside of South Africa
October 26: Trinidad and Tobago becomes a republic
October 28: Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (New York Yankees)
October 28: Train collision at Goes, Netherlands, 7 die
October 30: "Going Up" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 49 performances
October 30: Jane Pauley becomes news co-anchor of Today Show
October 30: Reverend Joseph Evans elected president of United Church of Christ
October 31: Javed Miandad, 206 vs. New Zealand, age 19 years 141 days (29 fours 1 six)


November 1: Britain gives Gilbert Island (Kiribati) self rule
November 1: "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" opens at Playhouse New York City for 16 performances
November 1: West German Gens Krupinski/Franke admit to being Nazis
November 2: Jimmy Carter defeats Gerald Ford for president
November 2: New Jersey voters approve gambling for Atlantic City
November 2: San Diego Padre Randy Jones wins NL Cy Young
November 3: Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA/Japan Mizuno Golf
November 4: 1st mass-market free-agent reentry draft, Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Gullett, Tenace, Fingers, Baylor, Grich and McCovey, available
November 5: Baltimore Jim Palmer wins AL Cy Young Award
November 5: New AL franchises in Seattle and Toronto fill up their rosters
November 5: Pirates trade Manny Sanguillen and $100,000 to A's for manager Chuck Tanner
November 5: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
November 6: Benjamin Hooks, succeeds Roy Wilkins as executive director of NAACP
November 6: Former Twins relief ace Bill Campbell is 1st free-agent to sign with a new team, joining the Red Sox for $1 million over 4 years
November 7: "Gone With the Wind" televised
November 9: Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame career
November 9: U.N. General Assembly condemns apartheid in South Africa
November 10: Utah Supreme Court OKs execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore
November 14: Cleveland Browns' Jerry Sherk sets club record with 4 sacks
November 14: "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" closes at Playhouse New York City after 16 performances
November 14: War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing
November 15: Syrian army conquerors Beirut
November 16: Rene Levesque's "Parti Quebecois" wins elections in Quebec
November 16: Rick Barry (SF), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
November 17: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
November 18: Spain's parliament establishes democracy after 37 years of dictatorship
November 18: Yankees sign free agent Don Gullett
November 19: George Harrison releases "This Song"
November 19: Patty Hearst is freed on $15 million bail
November 20: George Harrison appears on Saturday Night Live
November 20: Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-Hong Kong Golf Open
November 22: Algeria Constitution goes into effect
November 22: Comic strip "Cathy," by Cathy Guisewhite, debuts
November 23: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 23: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 24: NBA Atlanta Hawks end a 28 game road losing streak
November 24: Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award
November 25: O. J. Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs. Detroit
November 25: The Band's farewell concert at SF's Winterland Ballroom
November 25: Viking 1 radio signal from Mars help prove general theory of relativity
November 26: East Germany deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
November 26: Ringo releases "Hey Baby" single
November 26: Sex Pistols release their debut single "Anarchy In The UK"
November 26: Willy Burns elected chairman of Social International
November 27: Amy Alcott wins LPGA Colgate-Far East Golf Championship
November 27: Miss Teenage America Pageant
November 28: 64th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 23-20
November 29: Free agent Reggie Jackson signs 5 year pact with New York Yankees
November 30: 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB)


December 1: Angola admitted to UN
December 1: Bangladesh General Ziaur Rahman declares himself president
December 1: Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as "rotten punks"
December 3: Dr. Patrick J Hillery elected president of Iraq
December 4: Liz Taylor's 7th marriage to John Warner
December 5: Buffalo Bill OJ Simpson rushes 203 yards
December 6: War criminal Pieter Menten arrested in Zurich
December 7: U.N. Security Council endorses Kurt Waldheim, Secretary-General for 2nd 5 yr term
December 8: U.N. General Assembly re-elects Kurt Waldheim secretary-General
December 8: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 10: Wings release triple album "Wings Over America"
December 12: Quarterback Joe Namath last game as a New York Jet
December 13: Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur
December 13: Longest non-stop passenger airflight (Sydney to San Francisco 13h14m)
December 14: Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Dutch Liberal/social dem abortion laws
December 15: Argo Merchant tanker off Massachusetts' SE coast, spills 7.6 m gallons of crude when ship ran aground
December 15: Jamaica premier Manley wins elections
December 16: Andrew Young named Ambassador and Chief U.S. Delegate to UN
December 16: Charlie Finley's $10 million damage suit against Bowie Kuhn begins
December 16: Government halts swine flu vaccination prog following reports of paralysis
December 16: Liberian tanker stranded at Nantucket, 180,000 barrels oil in sea
December 17: Superstation WTBS in Atlanta went national
December 18: "A Star is Born," with Barbra Striesand, premieres
December 18: Soviet dissident Viktor Bukovskiexchanged for Chile CP-leader Corvalan
December 18: Wonder Woman debuts on ABC
December 19: Jo Ann Washam/Chi Chi Rodriguez wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Champ
December 19: John Lever takes 7-46 in 1st Test Cricket innings, vs. India Delhi
December 19: Piper Cherokee crashes into Baltimore Memorial Stadium upper stands, 10 minutes after Colts lose 40-14 to Steelers. No one seriously hurt
December 19: President Brezhnev receives his 5th Lenin order
December 20: Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin resigns
December 20: "Music Is" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 8 performances
December 21: 20th Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 3-0 vs Bruins
December 21: Patricia R. Harris named secretary of Housing and Urban Development
December 21: U.N. General Assembly passes a resolution declaring 1979 - Year of Child
December 21: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 22: 35 Unification church couples wed in New York City
December 22: East Germany banishes singer Nina Hagen
December 22: "Your Arm's Too Short..." opens at Lyceum New York City for 429 performances
December 25: Egyptian SS Patria sinks in Red Sea, about 100 killed
December 25: Takeo Fukuda becomes Japanese premier
December 26: "Music Is" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 8 performances
December 27: Albania constitution goes into effect
December 28: "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 167 performances
December 28: Genie Francis joind "General Hospital" as Laura Vining
December 28: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 28: Winnie Mandela banished in South Africa
December 30: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 31: The Cars played their 1st gig
December 31: TV soap "Somerset" ends 6 year run
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