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1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) 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.

In Europe the summer of 1976 was particularly long, warm and dry.

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The First Battle of Amgala breaks out between Morocco and Algeria in the Spanish Sahara

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[1][2]Italian tall ship Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor during the United States Bicentennial celebration.*July 2 – North Vietnam and South Vietnam unite to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

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[3][4]October 4: The High Speed Train is introduced in the UK; services begin two days later.*October 4 – The brand new Intercity 125 High Speed Train is introduced in the United Kingdom.

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Births[edit]Edit

January[edit]Edit

[5][6]Phil Radford, environmental leader[7][8]Paz Vega*January 2

February[edit]Edit

[9][10]Tony Jaa[11][12]Rashida Jones*February 1 – Muteba Kidiaba, Congolese football goalkeeper

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[13][14]Reese Witherspoon[15][16]Keri Russell*March 1 – Luke Mably, English actor

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[17][18]Melissa Joan Hart*April 2

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[19][20]Colin Farrell*May 3 – Beto, Portuguese footballer

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July[edit]Edit

[21][22]Bérénice Bejo[23][24]Adrien Grenier*July 1

August[edit]Edit

[25][26]Soleil Moon Frye*August 1 – Nwankwo Kanu, Nigerian Football player

September[edit]Edit

[27][28]Naomie Harris[29][30]Ronaldo*September 1

October[edit]Edit

[31][32]Emily Deschanel[33][34]Ryan Reynolds*October 1 – Dora Venter, Hungarian pornographic actress

November[edit]Edit

[35][36]Anna Faris*November 1 – Chad Lindberg, American actor

December[edit]Edit

[37][38]Dominic Monaghan[39][40]Armin van Buuren*December 1 – Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (d. 1998)

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January[edit]Edit

[41][42]Agatha Christie[43][44]Paul Robeson*January 5 – John A. Costello, former Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (b. 1891)

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[45][46]Werner Heisenberg*February 1

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[47][48]Marshal Bernard Montgomery*March 10 – Andris Andreiko, Latvian draughts player (b. 1942)

April[edit]Edit

[49][50]Howard Hughes*April 1 – Max Ernst, German artist (b. 1891)

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June[edit]Edit

[51][52]J. Paul Getty*June 2

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September[edit]Edit

[53][54]Mao Zedong*September 2 – Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish writer (b. 1934)

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November[edit]Edit

[55][56]Rosalind Russell*November 8 – Gottfried von Cramm, German tennis champion (b. 1909)

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Nobel Prizes[edit]Edit

[57]*Physics – Burton RichterSamuel Chao Chung Ting

MusicEdit

The Eurovision Song Contest is won by the British entry: "Save your kisses for me", performed by the Brotherhood of Man (the festival was held in the Hague , the Netherlands).

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LiteratureEdit

Visual ArtsEdit

The Knot, Shinkichi Tajiri, Rotterdam Coolsingel Forward Surge (1976) Inge King, Melbourne Arts Centre

ArchitectureEdit

Cube House, London (1976) Piet Blom

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