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1976


Jan
17
The Blues Brothers characters debut on Saturday Night LiveThe Blues Brothers characters debut on Saturday Night Live, performed by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi (1976)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Characters

Feb
8
Release: Taxi DriverThe film Taxi Driver is released (1976)Top 10 Movies of the 1970s
Top 10 Greatest Martin Scorsese Movies
Top 10 Improvised Movie Moments
Top 10 Real-Life Crimes Inspired by Movies and TV
Top 10 Robert De Niro Moments
Top 10 Movie Anti-Heroes

Mar
15
Release: Kiss album Destroyer is releasedKiss album Destroyer is released (1976)Top 10 KISS Songs

20
Birthday of Chester BenningtonBirthday of Chester Bennington (1976)The History of Linkin Park
Top 10 Greatest Linkin Park Songs
Top 10 Artists Whose Songs Sound the Same

22
Birthday of Reese WitherspoonBirthday of Reese Witherspoon (1976)Reese Witherspoon: From Legally Blonde to This Means War
Top 10 Music Biopic Performances

Apr
1
Apple Inc is foundedApple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak (1976)Apple History: the Home Computer to the iPod, iPhone and iPad
Top 10 Iconic American Businesses
Top 10 Defining Moments of 1970s America
Top 10 Business Logos

11
The Apple I is created The Apple I is created (1976)Apple History: the Home Computer to the iPod, iPhone and iPad

17
The Super Bass-O-Matic sketch airs on Saturday Night LiveThe Super Bass-O-Matic sketch airs on Saturday Night Live (1976)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Sketches

May
31
Birthday of Colin FarrellColin Farrell is born (1976).Top 10 Colin Farrell Performances
Top 10 Actors Who Swear the Most

Jun
4
The Sex Pistols at the Lesser Free Trade HallThe Sex Pistols at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in England (1976).Top 10 Punk Bands (REDUX)
Top 10 Greatest Live Musical Performances

22
Canadian House of Commons abolishes capital punishment The Canadian House of Commons abolishes capital punishment (1976)The History of Capital Punishment in the United States

25
Release: The OmenThe film The Omen is released (1976)Top 10 Scariest Horror Movies
Top 10 Evil Children from Movies

Jul
10
Birthday of Adrian Grenier Birthday of Adrian Grenier (1976)The Honey Brothers, with Adrian Grenier and Ari Gold

10
Seveso disaster took placeThe Seveso disaster occurred when a small chemical manufacturing plant in Italy resulted in the highest known exposure of the contaminant TCDD in residential populations. (1976)Top 10 Man-Made Disasters

15
Birthday of Diane KrugerBirthday of Diane Kruger (1976)Top 10 Underrated Actresses

16
Birthday of Jim JonesBirthday of Jim Jones (1976).Top 10 Hip-Hop Feuds and Rivalries

19
Birthday of Benedict CumberbatchBirthday of Benedict Cumberbatch (1976)Top 10 Moments from Sherlock (The Series)

25
Release: Boston's self-titled debut is releasedBoston's self-titled debut album is releasedTop 10 Debut Rock Albums

28
Release: Detroit Rock City by KISS is releasedDetroit Rock City by KISS is released (1976)Top 10 Happy-Sounding Songs That Are Actually Depressing

28
The Tangshan earthquake kills 242,769 peopleThe Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 moment magnitude flattens Tangshan in the People's Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851 (1976)Top 10 Infamous Natural Disasters of the Last 100 Years

29
David Berkowitz commits first murderIn New York City, David Berkowitz (aka the Son of Sam) commits his first murder (1976)Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America (REDUX)
Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America: Part 1
Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America: Part 2

29
Death of Mickey CohenDeath of Mickey Cohen, a Jewish mafia member and kingpin on the Sunset Strip (1976)Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Gangsters

Aug
11
Birthday of Ben Gibbard Birthday: Ben Gibbard [Death Cab for Cutie] (1976) Interview with Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab for Cutie on Influences and Live Shows

12
The TV series Family Feud airs its first episodeThe TV series The TV series Family Feud airs its first episode airs its first episode (1976)Top 10 Game Show Hosts of All Time

27
Birthday of Sarah ChalkeBirthday of Sarah Chalke (1976)Top 10 TV Replacement Characters

27
Manfred Mann's Earth Band album, The Roaring Silence, is releasedManfred Mann's Earth Band album, 'The Roaring Silence,' with the song, 'Blinded by the Light,' is releasedTop 10 Misheard Lyrics

Sep
9
Death of Mao ZedongDeath of Mao Zedong (1976)Top 10 Influential Communist Leaders
Top 10 Ruthless Dictators
Top 10 Influential Political Leaders of the Last Century

12
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play their first NFL gameThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers play their first NFL game (1976)Top 10 Losing Streaks in Sports

13
The TV series The Muppet Show airs its first episodeThe TV series The Muppet Show airs its first episode (1976)Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series
Top 10 Muppets from The Muppet Show
Top 10 TV Theme Songs (with Words)

18
Birthday of RonaldoBirthday of Ronaldo (1976).Top 10 Football Players

22
Birthday of Martin SolveigBirthday of Martin Solveig, a French electronic music DJ and producer from Paris known for his collaborations with Madonna and Dragonette.DJ Martin Solveig on 'Hello,' Dragonette Collaborations
DJ Martin Solveig talks Madonna, David Guetta

28
Birthday of Fedor EmelianenkoBirthday of Fedor Emelianenko (1976)Top 10 Fighters of All Time

Oct
7
Birthday of Football Player Charles WoodsonHistory and accomplishments of the Green Bay PackersGreen Bay Packers - Greatest Sports Franchises

11
Release: ABBA album, Arrival, is releasedABBA album, 'Arrival,' with the song, 'Dancing Queen,' is released (1976)Top 10 ABBA Songs
Top 10 Misheard Lyrics

20
Release: The Song Remains the SameThe film The Song Remains the Same is released (1976)Top 10 Greatest Concert Films

23
Birthday of Ryan Reynolds Birthday of Ryan Reynolds (1976)Ryan Reynolds Bio: From Van Wilder to The Green Lantern

Nov
3
Release: CarrieThe film Carrie is released (1976)Top 10 Murderous Women in Film
Top 10 Horror Movie Villain Motivations
Top 10 Trailers That Ruined the Movie
Top 10 Stephen King Adaptations
Top 10 Movie Shower Scenes

12
Release: Dancing Queen by ABBA is releasedDancing Queen by ABBA is released (1976).Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Songs

13
Release: Alice, Sweet AliceThe film Alice, Sweet Alice is released (1976)Top 10 Murderous Women in Film
Top 10 Best Horror Movie Masks

14
Release: SybilThe film Sybil airs on NBC (1976)Top 10 Split Personality Movie Characters

21
Release: Theatrical release of RockyThe film Rocky is released (1976)Top 10 Old Wise Men in Movies

22
Birthday of Ville Valo Birthday of Ville Valo (1976)Interview with Ville Valo of HIM

26
Release: Release of the single 'Anarchy in the U.K.' by the Sex Pistols.Release of the single 'Anarchy in the U.K.' by the Sex Pistols (1976).History of the Sex Pistols: Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious

27
Release: NetworkThe film Network is released (1976)Top 10 Movie Rants

Dec
3
An assassination attempt is made on Bob MarleyAn assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley. He is shot twice, but plays a concert two days later (1976)The Life and Career of Bob Marley

3
Release: Theatrical release of RockyThe film Rocky is released (1976)Top 10 Motivational Movies
Top 10 Inspirational Sports Movies
Top 10 Famous Movie Yells
Top 10 Movies of the 1970s
Top 10 Sleeper Hits

7
Birthday of Georges Laraque Birthday of Georges Laraque (1976)Georges Laraque: Racism, Role of Enforcer, Charity Work
Georges Laraque On NHL Drug Use, Gretzky as Coach

22
Release: The EnforcerThe film The Enforcer is released (1976)Top 10 Movie Badasses

25
Birthday of Armin van BuurenDutch trance producer and DJ Armin van Buuren is born (1976)Armin van Buuren: Biography of the DJ and Producer
Top 10 Superstar EDM DJs and Producers of All Time