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Clockwise from top-left: the Argentine coup d'état overthrew Isabel Perón as President of Argentina; VHS is released; an earthquake in Guatemala killed 23,000 people; a series of demonstrations and protests led by black school children in South Africa under apartheid takes place; the United States celebrates its bicentennial; a counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the IDF at Entebbe Airport in Uganda takes place; the 1976 Summer Olympics are held in Montreal, Quebec; an earthquake hits Tangshan killing 242,769 people.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1976 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1976
MCMLXXVI
Ab urbe condita2729
Armenian calendar1425
ԹՎ ՌՆԻԵ
Assyrian calendar6726
Baháʼí calendar132–133
Balinese saka calendar1897–1898
Bengali calendar1383
Berber calendar2926
British Regnal year24 Eliz. 2 – 25 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2520
Burmese calendar1338
Byzantine calendar7484–7485
Chinese calendar乙卯年 (Wood Rabbit)
4673 or 4466
    — to —
丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
4674 or 4467
Coptic calendar1692–1693
Discordian calendar3142
Ethiopian calendar1968–1969
Hebrew calendar5736–5737
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2032–2033
 - Shaka Samvat1897–1898
 - Kali Yuga5076–5077
Holocene calendar11976
Igbo calendar976–977
Iranian calendar1354–1355
Islamic calendar1395–1397
Japanese calendarShōwa 51
(昭和51年)
Javanese calendar1907–1908
Juche calendar65
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4309
Minguo calendarROC 65
民國65年
Nanakshahi calendar508
Thai solar calendar2519
Tibetan calendar阴木兔年
(female Wood-Rabbit)
2102 or 1721 or 949
    — to —
阳火龙年
(male Fire-Dragon)
2103 or 1722 or 950
Unix time189302400 – 220924799

1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1976th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 976th year of the 2nd millennium, the 76th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1970s decade.

Events

January

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February

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March

Main article: March 1976

April

Main article: April 1976

May

Main article: May 1976

June

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July

Main article: July 1976

Italian tall ship Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor during the United States Bicentennial celebration.

August

Main article: August 1976

Tsunami damage at barangay Tibpuan, Lebak, Mindanao

September

Main article: September 1976

October

Main article: October 1976

October 4: The InterCity 125 high-speed train is introduced in the UK; services begin two days later.

November

Main article: November 1976

December

Main article: December 1976

Date unknown

Births

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Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January

Paz Vega
Michael Peña

February

Isla Fisher
Tony Jaa
Abhishek Bachchan
Charlie Day
Kelly Macdonald
Rashida Jones

March

Freddie Prinze Jr.
Danny Masterson
Rachael MacFarlane
Reese Witherspoon
Peyton Manning
Wladimir Klitschko
Ayako Kawasumi
Vice Ganda

April

David Oyelowo
Candace Cameron Bure
Melissa Joan Hart
Joey Lawrence
Sally Hawkins

May

Anza
Michele Frangilli
Anže Logar
Ana Paula Valadão
Cillian Murphy
Colin Farrell

June

'Masenate Mohato Seeiso
Alexei Navalny
Emilie-Claire Barlow
Lindsay Davenport
Blake Shelton
Ryan Hurst
Juliano Belletti

July

Gino D'Acampo
Bérénice Bejo
Adrian Grenier
Diane Kruger
Gabriel Iglesias
Luke Bryan
Benedict Cumberbatch

August

Iván Duque
Sam Worthington
Alexander Skarsgård
Alex O'Loughlin
Sarah Chalke

September

Naomie Harris
Alison Sweeney
Jon Bernthal
Emma de Caunes
Ronaldo

October

Seann William Scott
Alicia Silverstone
Ramzan Kadyrov
Emily Deschanel
Andrew Scott
Ryan Reynolds
Piper Perabo

November

Chad Lindberg
Sebastian Arcelus
Jack Dorsey
Jaleel White
Chadwick Boseman
Anna Faris

December

Zoe Konstantopoulou
Armin van Buuren
Danny McBride

Date unknown

Deaths

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Deaths
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

Further information: Category:1976 deaths

January

Zhou Enlai
Dame Agatha Christie
Paul Robeson

February

Sal Mineo
Florence Ballard

March

Luchino Visconti

April

Max Ernst
Howard Hughes

May

Hugo Wieslander

June

J. Paul Getty
Dame Sybil Thorndike

July

Joachim Peiper
Mickey Cohen

August

Fritz Lang

September

Mao Zedong

October

Barbara Nichols

November

Rosalind Russell

December

Benjamin Britten
João Goulart

Nobel Prizes

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