Year 1976 in History - Important Historical Events of the year 1976

The year 1976 has a special significance of its own in India and world history. Let us know some such important events of the year 1976 such as: born famous people, death of famous people, war treaty, independence of a country, invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc., knowing which your general Knowledge will increase.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1976 in World ⚡

DateIncident/Event
02 januaryThe Gale of January 1976 began, which resulted in coastalflooding around the southern North Sea coasts, leading to at least 82deaths and US$1.3 billion in damage.
03 januaryThe multilateral International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, part of the International Bill of Human Rights, came into effect.
04 januaryThe Troubles-Volunteers from the Ulster Volunteer Force shotdead five Irish Catholic civilians in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
05 januaryThe Troubles: In response to the killings of six Catholics the night before, the South Armagh Republican Action Force killed ten Protestants in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
21 januaryThe Concorde supersonic transports began scheduled commercial flights to London, Paris, Bahrain, and Rio de Janeiro.
06 februaryIn testimony before a U.S. Senate subcommittee, Lockheedpresident Carl Kotchian admitted that the company had paid outapproximately US$3 million in bribes to the office of Japanese PrimeMinister Kakuei Tanaka.
09 februaryThe Australian Defence Force was formed by the unification of the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force.
15 februaryThe current Constitution of Cuba, providing for a system of government and law based on those of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries, was adopted by a national referendum.
27 februaryThe formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
19 marchCommonwealth restriction on the freedom of Australian residents to own, buy and sell gold was removed on May 19, 1976. Eelier no one was authorized of the ownership and trading of the gold in Australia except Reserve Bank or a person authorized by the bank.
27 marchThe Washington Metro, the second-busiest rapid transit system in the US, opened to commuters.
01 aprilApple Computer was originally founded to sell 'do-it-yourself' kits.
04 aprilNorodom Sihanouk abdicated from the role of leader of Cambodia and was arrested by the Khmer Rouge.
03 mayPan Am 747SP landed on May 3, 1976 in New York, setting a new round the world flight speed record of 46 hours, 50 seconds for its circumnavigation of the earth. On April 25 1976 Pan Am inaugurated Los Angles/ New York to Tokyo flight services. 747SP flew from New York to Tokyo via Delhi, India and returned to New York.
08 maySteel roller coaster Great American Revolution, world’s first modern roller coster with a vertical loop, was opened on May 8, 2015. It was designed by Werner Stengel and located in the Baja Ridge area of six Flags Magic Mountain.
19 mayCommonwealth restriction on the freedom of Australian residents to own, buy and sell gold was removed on May 19, 1976. Eelier no one was authorized of the ownership and trading of the gold in Australia except Reserve Bank or a person authorized by the bank.
24 mayConcorde service began from London to Washington DC. Concorde is a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airliner that was in service from 1976 to 2003. It is one of only two supersonic transports to have entered commercial service. It featured a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04, with seating for 92 to 128 passengers.
24 mayIn a wine competition in Paris, French judges shocked the wine industry by rating California wines higher than French ones.
05 juneThe Teton Dam in eastern Idaho, US, collapsed as its reservoirwas being filled for the first time, resulting in the deaths of eleven people and 13, 000 cattle, and causing up to $2 billion in damage.
29 juneThe Seychelles became independent from the United Kingdom. Seychelles , officially the Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland Southeast Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Zanzibar to the west and Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion, and Mauritius to the south.
02 julyFall of the Republic of Vietnam; Communist North Vietnam declared their union to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The Democratic Republic of Vietnam generally known as North Vietnam, was a Marxist and Leninist government established in 1945. It was claiming all of Vietnam yet including most of North Vietnam
02 julyMore than a year after the end of the Vietnam War, North and South Vietnam officially united under communist rule to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
04 julyIsrael Defense Forces raided Uganda's Entebbe InternationalAirport to free hostages taken by hijackers on Air France Flight 139.
10 julyThe Seveso disaster took place in Italy. It was an industrial disaster. It happened due to leak of 2, 3, 7, 8 - tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in residential population. More than 3000 animals were found dead and many humans suffered from skin inflammation and irritation.
18 julyAt the Olympic Games in Montreal, Nadia Com?neci became thefirst person to score a perfect 10 in a modern Olympics gymnastics event.
28 julyAn earthquake measuring at least 8.2 on the Richter scale, oneof the deadliest in history, flattened Tangshan, China, killing at least240,000 people.
18 augustNorth Korean soldiers killed two American soldiers in the JointSecurity Area of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, heightening tensionsover a 100-foot (30 m) poplar tree that blocked the line of sightbetween a United Nations Command checkpoint and an observation post.
10 septemberThe collision of 2 passenger jets, British Airways Flight 476 and an Inex charter airline flight over Zagreb caused by the errors of air traffic controllers led to the death of 176 people.
17 septemberNASA publicly unveils its first space shuttle, called the Enterprise.
17 septemberEnterprise, the first Space Shuttle built for NASA, was rolledout of the manufacturing facilities in Palmdale, California.
01 octoberThe greatest immunization program in US history starts today as Americans through out the country prepare them selves for shots to tackle the new deadly disease of Swine Flu Fever which is anticipated to emerge later in the winter.
04 octoberBritish Rail's Inter City 125 service, the world's fastest diesel-powered train, began operations on the Western Region.
06 octoberA violent crackdown by Thai military and police units onstudents and protestors on the grounds of Thammasat University and atSanam Luang in Bangkok led to 46 deaths, and a military coup against thegovernment of Prime Minister Seni Pramoj.
07 octoberHua Guofeng succeeded Mao Zedong as Chairman of the CommunistParty of China.
13 octoberA chartered Boeing 707 crashed into a busy street in Santa Cruz, a city in Bolivia, crashing into buildings and people leaving more than 100 dead.
14 octoberA chartered Boeing 707 crashed into a busy street in Santa Cruz, a city in Bolivia, crashing into buildings and people leaving more than 100 dead.
24 novemberThe Çaldiran-Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey killed atleast 4,000 people.
06 MayThe devastating earthquake in Friuli, northern Italy killed 989 people.
07 MayAlexander Graham Bell received a patent for his invention, which he named \ 'Telephone \' Tel).
17 MayThe bombings in Dublin and Monaghan, Ireland, killed 28 people.
19 MayAustralia gave legal recognition to gold ownership.
28 JuneThe first woman entered the US Air Force Academy.
29 JuneThe day is celebrated as Independence Day in this country since the Seychelles Islands gained independence.
02 JulyThe Republic of Vietnam came to an end. Communist North Vietnam announced joining with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
09 OctoberInternational direct dialing service between Bombay (Mumbai now) and London.
13 OctoberA Boeing jet plane crashed in Bolivia, killing about 100 people.
26 OctoberRepublic of Trinidad and Tobago gained independence from Britain.
05 NovemberThe Soviet Union conducted a nuclear test.
23 AugustThousands of people died due to earthquakes in China.
27 AugustMajor General G Ali Ram, the first woman general of the Indian Armed Forces, was appointed director of the Military Nursing Service.
30 AugustMore than two hundred policemen were injured in the rioting at Notting Hill Carnival.
01 DecemberGeneral Ziaur Rahman declared himself President in Bangladesh.
02 DecemberFidel Castro became President of Cuba.
15 DecemberSamoa became a member of the United Nations, independent of New Zealand.
12 JanuaryAgatha Christie, one of the world's best-known detective novelists, died.
23 JanuaryKapilavastu, the city of Gautama Buddha, was discovered in excavations.
04 FebruaryA massive earthquake in the American countries of Guatemala and Honduras killed 22,000 people.
05 FebruaryAmitabh Bachchan's actor son Abhishek Bachchan was born.
15 FebruaryCentral Agricultural Research Institute was established in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
20 FebruaryBombay High started producing crude oil for commercial use.
09 MarchA cable car accident in Kavalese, Germany, killed 42 people.
16 MarchThe Prime Minister of Britain for eight years and the leader of the Labor Party for 13 years, Harold Wilson resented everyone by resigning.
30 MarchIn illegal occupied Palestine there was a huge demonstration called Land Day.
27 JanuaryThe first battle of Amgala in the Spanish Sahara ended between Morocco and Algeria.
13 FebruaryNigeria's General Murtala Mohammed was assassinated in a military coup.
04 MarchThe Magire was convicted for possessing seven explosives which sentenced him to 14 years in prison.
01 AprilApple computer company created by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
01 May24 people died in a train accident in Skiedham, Netherlands.
02 JuneThe Philippine government established diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.
12 JulyBarbara Jordan was the first African-American to attend a political conference.
01 AugustThe Seattle Seahawks played their first football game.
01 SeptemberCigarette and tobacco advertising was banned on Australian television and radio.
04 OctoberBrand Intercity 125 High Speed ​​Train introduced in United Kingdom
26 NovemberThe Warsaw Pact Organization Joint Secretariat was established.
03 DecemberPatrick Hillary was elected unopposed as the 6th President of Ireland.
16 AugustThe fifth Non-Aligned Movement Summit began in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
19 AugustThe fifth Non-Aligned Movement Summit ended in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1976 in India ⚡

DateIncident/Event
03 mayPan Am 747SP landed on May 3, 1976 in New York, setting a new round the world flight speed record of 46 hours, 50 seconds for its circumnavigation of the earth. On April 25 1976 Pan Am inaugurated Los Angles/ New York to Tokyo flight services. 747SP flew from New York to Tokyo via Delhi, India and returned to New York.
29 juneThe Seychelles became independent from the United Kingdom. Seychelles , officially the Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland Southeast Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Zanzibar to the west and Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion, and Mauritius to the south.
27 AugustMajor General G Ali Ram, the first woman general of the Indian Armed Forces, was appointed director of the Military Nursing Service.

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