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What Happened in 1976?
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Let’s have a look at what was going on in 1976, shall we? Here’s what made the news in 1976.

Gerald Ford is President and Nelson Rockefeller is Vice President.

In the News 1976

  • Jimmy Cater defeats Gerald Ford for President.
  • The U.S. celebrates it’s bicentennial.
  • Viking 1 lands on Mars.
  • Patricia Hearst sentenced to seven years.
  • Jobs and Wozniak found Apple.

Entertainment in 1976

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest wins Best Picture Oscar.
  • Jack Nicholson wins Best Actor Oscar.
  • Louise Fletcher wins Best Actress Oscar.
  • I’m Easy wins Best Song Oscar.
  • Record of the Year is Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain and Tenille.
  • Album of the Year is Still Crazy After All These Years by Paul Simon.
  • Sinatra reunites Martin and Lewis at the MDA telethon.
  • The Band holds its farewell concert, The Last Waltz.

Sports in 1976

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat The Dallas Cowboys in Superbowl X.
  • The Cincinnati Reds win The World Series.
  • The Boston Celtics win the NBA Championship.
  • The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup.
  • John Rutherford wins the Indy 500.
  • The NBA and ABA merge.
  • Raymond Floyd wins The Masters.
  • Cale Yarborough is NASCAR Champion.
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