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1976 (Roman Numerals: MCMLXXVI) was the 76th year of the 20th century. 1976 was a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Thursday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1976.
News Events of 1976
Concorde (first supersonic airliner) makes first commercial flights.
Viking 1 and 2 probes land on Mars and beam back photographs.
US bicentennial (200 years since independence).
British Pound falls below US $2 for the first time.
Chinese leader, Mao Zedong, dies.
Israeli commandos free the passengers and crew of a hijacked French airliner, at Entebbe, Uganda.
Apple Inc. (originally as Apple Computer, Inc.) founded.
First VHS Video Recorder goes on sale in Japan.
Shugart introduces the first 5¼ floppy disk drives.
Sports in 1976
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