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Daily Events 1975 - 1976

Whilst we were finishing our last days of high school in our own little world of Sunnyslope, there was a whole lot of other things going on out there in the real world each day.  Take a look...

In August ...
(01) Billy Martin replaces Bill Virdon as manager of NY Yankees 
(01) Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations 
(02) Billy Martin named manager of NY Yankees (1st time) 
(03) 500 drown when 2 river boats collide & sink in China's West River 
(03) Louisiana Superdome is dedicated 
(05) Phillies 1st 8 batters get hits for a major league record, win 13-5 
(09) 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7 
(10) David Frost purchases exclusive rights to interview Nixon 
(11) Expos' Jose Mangual struck out 5 times in a game 
(11) US vetoes proposed admission of North & South Vietnam to UN 
(15) Joanne Little acquitted of murder charges 
(20) Il-62 crashes south of Damascus, Syria, killing 126 
(20) Viking 1 launched toward orbit around Mars, soft landing 
(21) 3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway 
(21) Rick & Paul Reuschel become 1st brothers to pitch a combined shut out 
(24) SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0 
(24) Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup 
(27) Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world 
(29) Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming 4th brightest in sky 
(30) KTW-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX) 

In September ...
(01) Gunsmoke goes off the air 
(01) KOL-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KMPS 
(01) NY Met Tom Seaver is 1st to strike out 200 in 8 consecutive seasons 
(01) NYC transit fare rises from 35 to 50 
(03) Chartered 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die 
(03) Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak 
(05) Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme attempts to assassinate Ford in Sacramento 
(05) Wings release "Letting Go" 
(06) 6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice Turkey 
(08) Boston begins court ordered busing of public schools 
(09) Viking 2 launched toward orbit around Mars, soft landing 
(14) Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as 1st US-born saint 
(16) Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day) 
(16) Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7 
(17) Rollout of 1st space shuttle orbiter Enterprise (OV-101) 
(18) Heiress/bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF 
(20) David Bowie's "Fame," single goes #1 for 2 weeks 
(20) Gary Sentman draws a record 176 lb longbow to a maximum 28" draw 
(22) Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate President Ford in SF Calif 
(22) World Football League folds 
(26) Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM 
(28) Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hit Calif Angels 5-0 
(30) 5 drown in flash flood of sewer & water tunnel (Niagara Falls NY) 

In October ...
(01) Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles 
(01) Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu" 
(01) Reunion Island stops prints stamps, France takes over production 
(03) George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK 
(09) Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits SF 
(09) Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize 
(10) Liz Taylor's 6th marriage (re-marries Richard Burton) 
(11) "Saturday Night Live" premieres with guest host George Carlin 
(11) Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick 
(12) Archbishop Oliver Plunkett became 1st Irish-born saint in 7 centuries 
(12) NASA launches space vehicle S-195 
(14) Pres Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside 
(17) 1st Space Shuttle main engine test at Natl Space Tech Labs, Miss 
(21) Mexico City's 1st major subway accident takes 26 lives 
(21) Red Sox Carlton Fisk's 12th inning HR beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of WS 
(21) Venera 9, first craft to orbit the planet Venus launched 
(22) Cin Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series 
(22) Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus 
(22) World Football League disbands 
(23) Islander Glenn Resch's 5th shut-out opponent-Flyers 3-0 
(25) USSR's Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing 
(26) Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit the US 
(28) Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games 
(29) Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffer kills first 
(30) John Bucyk, Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals 
(30) Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain 
(30) NY Daily News runs headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead" 

In November ...
(02) Ed Giacomin as a Red Wing returns to Madison Square Garden beats Rangers 6-4 
(06) 1st appearance of the Sex Pistols 
(10) Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald & crew of 29 lost in storm on Lake Superior 
(10) PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses UN in NYC 
(10) UN General Assembly approves resolution equating Zionism with racism 
(11) Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day) 
(11) Australian PM removed by crown (1st elected PM removed in 200 years) 
(12) Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas retired after 36 years 
(14) Spain abandoned the Spanish Sahara 
(18) Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak 58 games 
(21) Linda McCartney drug charges in US are dropped 
(22) Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain 
(23) Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal 
(25) Netherlands grants Surinam independence (National Day) 
(26) Fed jury found Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination 
(27) Fred Lynn became 1st rookie to win the MVP 
(28) Wings release "Venus & Mars/Rock Show" medley 
(29) Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii 
(30) Dahomey becomes Benin

In December ...
(01) US President Gerald Ford visits China People's Republic 
(02) Laos falls to communist forces; King Sisavang Vatthana resigns, Lao People's Democratic Republic proclaimed 
(02) 7 South Moluccans hijack train at Wijster Drente, 3 killed 
(02) G S Chappell gets ton in each inning of 1st Test Cricket as captain vs West Indies 
(04) 6 South Molukkans occupy Indonesian consulate in The Hague, 1 dead 
(05) NASA launches space vehicle S-196, it failed 
(05) "Me & Bessie" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 453 performances 
(06) Senator Robert Dole & Elizabeth Hanford marry 
(06) 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB) 
(07) 10th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 3-0 vs Sabres 
(07) Archbishop Makarios returns Cyprus 
(07) Indonesian army occupies East Timor 
(07) Pat Bradley wins Colgate-Far East Ladies Tournament Golf Tournament 
(08) "Raisin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 847 performances 
(09) President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Billion loan-authorization for NYC 
(09) Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize 
(10) Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize 
(10) Terry Funk beats Jack Brisco in Miami Beach, to become NWA champion 
(11) 1st class postage rises from 10¢ to 13¢ 
(11) Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich 
(12) Gas stove explodes & starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia) 
(12) Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill President Gerald Ford 
(13) 1st time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Richard Pryor hosts) 
(13) Australian Conservatives & Liberals win parliamentary election 
(13) Jane Blalock wins LPGA 14 Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament 
(13) Roy Fredericks hits 169 vs Australia at WACA, hundred in 71 balls 
(13) USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR 
(14) 6 South Moluccan terrorists surrender, holding 23 hostages for 12 days 
(14) WCPR (Brooklyn NY pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM 
(14) "Treemonisha" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 64 performances 
(16) 1st broadcast of "One Day at a Time" on CBS TV 
(16) Bill Veeck buys 80% of White Sox from John Allyn 
(17) 1st time New York Islanders shut-out New York Rangers, 3-0-Billy Smith's 5th 
(17) John Paul Stevens appointed to the Supreme Court 
(17) Lynette Fromme is sentenced to life for attempt on President Ford's life 
(19) John Paul Stevens becomes a Supreme Court Justice 
(19) Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones 
(20) Joe Walsh recruited to join Eagles 
(20) Pope Paul VI named J Willebrands archbishop of Utrecht 
(21) 1st New York Jet to gain 1,000 yards rushing (John Riggins) 
(21) Buffalo Sabres set NHL record of 40 points beating Capitals 14-2 scoring 5 goals vs Washington Capitals in 4:57 
(21) "Hello, Dolly" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 51 performances 
(21) "Very Good Eddie" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 307 performances 
(21) 64th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Czechoslovakia in Stockholm (3-2) 
(21) Madagascar adopts constitution 
(23) Congress passes Metric Conversion Act 
(23) Peter Seitz makes Andy Messersmith & Dave McNally free agents 
(26) 1st supersonic transport service (USSR-Tupolev-144) 
(26) A crowd of 85661 attends the 1st day of the Australia-West Indies MCG Test Cricket 
(27) Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 (Dhanbad India) 
(28) "Hail Mary Pass" - Cowboys beat Vikings 17-14 on last second pass 
(28) Red Army beats New York Rangers 7-3 at Madison Square Garden 
(28) 1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music) 
(28) Gary Cosier scores 109 vs West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut 
(29) 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in New York NY 
(30) Constitution of Democratic Republic of Madagascar comes into force 
(30) "Boccaccio" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 7 performances 
(31) 42nd Sugar Bowl: Alabama 13 beats Penn State 6 

In January ...
(01) NBC replaces the peacock logo 
(01) "Musical Jubilee" closes at St James Theater New York City NY after 92 performances 
(01) Liberty Bell moves to new home behind Independence Hall 
(01) Venezuela nationalizes oil fields 
(03) US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
(04) "Candide" closes at Broadway Theater New York City NY after 740 performances 
(04) "Home Sweet Homer" opens & closes at Palace Theater New York City NY 
(05) "MacNeil-Lehrer Report" premieres on PBS 
(05) Cambodia is renamed "Democratic Kampuchea" 
(05) Greg Chappell scores 182* at SCG against West Indies 
(06) Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million 
(06) China People's Republic performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Republic of China 
(08) Franklin Mint strikes 1st gold coins for Netherlands Antilles 
(09) Bryan Trottier failed in 4th Islander penalty shot 
(09) Ringo releases "Oh My My" in UK 
(09) CW McCall CB song "Convoy" hit #1 on the country music charts 
(11) Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consecutive national figure skating championship 
(11) "Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City NY for 193 performances 
(11) Military coup in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lara leaves 
(11) Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures" premieres in New York City NY 
(11) US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill 
(11) US male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka 
(12) UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Organization 
(13) Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at NY's Metropolitan Opera House as she led orchestra in a performance of "La Traviata" 
(14) "The Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC) 
(14) Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves 
(15) Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot President Ford 
(15) US-German Helios B solar probe launched into solar orbit 
(15) USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakstan/Semipalatinsk USSR 
(16) "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV 
(16) Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive" 
(17) Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency 
(17) "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1 
(18) Super Bowl X Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami; Super Bowl MVP Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh, Wide Receiver 
(20) 29th NHL All-Star Game Wales beat Campbell 7-5 at Philadelphia 
(21) Supersonic Concorde, 1st commercial flights, by Britain & France 
(22) Bank robbery in Beirut nets $20-50 million (record) 
(23) Washington Capitals end 25 game winless streak (0-22-3) beat New York Rangers 7-5 
(23) Ian Redpath hits his only 2 sixes in Cricket Tests, vs West Indies Adelaide 
(24) Cleveland Cavaliers biggest margin victory-43 points (beat Milwaukee 132-89) 
(24) George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round of a real slugfest 
(25) Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut India vs New Zealand Auckland 
(26) Israel opens "Good Fence" to Lebanon 
(26) 6th NFL Pro Bowl NFC beats AFC 23-20 
(26) Belgium catholic elite start amnesty campaign for war criminals 
(26) David Mamet's "American Buffalo" premieres in New York City NY 
(27) "Laverne & Shirley" spin-off from "Happy Days" premieres on ABC TV 
(27) 9th ABA All-Star Game Denver 144 beats ABA 138 at Denver 
(27) Morocco-Algeria battles in Westerly Sahara 
(27) Viv Richards scores his 1st Test century against Australia 
(28) NBA Atlanta Hawks begin a 28 game road losing streak 
(28) Erapalli Prasanna takes 8-76 to rip through New Zealand at Eden Park 
(29) Zeiss planetarium in Hague destroyed by fire 
(30) 1st-class debut of Dav Whatmore, in Johannesburg 
(30) George Bush becomes 11th director of CIA (until 1977) 
(30) William E Colby, ends term as 10th director of CIA 
(31) "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players hits #1 
(31) Lance Gibbs becomes highest Test wicket-taker at 308 

In February ...
(01) "Rich Man, Poor Man" mini-series premieres on ABC TV 
(01) Sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce 
(01) East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for taking batting practice at Michigan State University after he is warned not to 
(01) Judy Rankin win LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational 
(02) "Honeymooners Second Honeymoon" airs on TV 
(02) "Rich Little Show" debuts on NBC-TV 
(02) Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom & umpire Cal Hubbard elected to Hall of Fame 
(03) 26th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 123-109 at Philadelphia 
(04) 12th Winter Olympics games opens in Innsbruck, Austria 
(04) 7.5 earthquake kills 22,778 in Guatemala & Honduras 
(04) Judge Oliver upholds Seitz's decision on Andy Messersmith free agency 
(04) US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
(05) Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies 
(05) Last day of Test Cricket for Lance Gibbs & Ian Redpath 
(06) George Harrison releases "This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)" 
(07) Darryl Sittler, Toronto, sets NHL record with 10 points in a game 
(07) FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WCPR (Brooklyn NY) 
(07) World's largest telescope (600 cm) begins operation (USSR) 
(07) Larry Groce's "Junk Food Junkie" peaks at #9 
(08) Largest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavaliers vs Washington-21,130) 
(08) Hua Guofeng becomes premier of China PR 
(08) Jan Stephens wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Naples Golf Classic 
(09) Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's the Hall of Fame 
(11) Clifford Alexander Jr confirmed as 1st black Secretary of Army 
(12) US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
(13) Dorothy Hamill wins Olympics figure-skating gold, Innsbruck, Austria 
(13) Peter Casserly of New Zealand hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 holes 
(14) US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
(15) 12th Winter Olympics games close at Innsbruck, Austria 
(15) Joanne Carner wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic 
(17) Organic statute makes Macao autonomous 
(17) "Rockabye Hamlet" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 7 performances 
(17) Macau adopts constitution (Organic Law of Macau) 
(17) New Zealand scores their 1st innings win in Test Cricket, vs India 
(17) Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 vs India, his 1st match-winning spell 
(19) Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara 
(20) Muhammad Ali KOs Jan Pierre Coopman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title 
(21) "Rockabye Hamlet" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 7 performances 
(21) Cardinal Willebrands installed as archbishop of Utrecht 
(22) Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic 
(23) Owners announce spring training won't open without a labor contract 
(24) Cuba adopts its constitution 
(24) Jules Feiffer's "Knock Knock" premieres in New York NY 
(24) Leonid Brezhnev opens 25th congress of CPSU 
(26) US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
(27) Final meeting between Mao tse Tung & Richard Nixon 
(28) Ceuta & Melilla (Spanish Morocco) are last European African possession 
(28) 18th Grammy Awards Love Will Keep Us Together, Natalie Cole win

In March ...
(02) "Bubbling Brown Sugar" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 766 performances 
(02) Bob Lurie becomes CEO of San Francisco Giants 
(02) Holgate, Kemp & Lopez' musical premieres in New York NY 
(02) Walt Disney World logged its 50 millionth guest 
(03) Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia 
(04) John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes in Toledo OH 
(04) San Francisco Giants are bought for $8 million by Bob Lurie & Bud Herseth 
(05) British £ falls below $2 for 1st time 
(06) World Ice Dance Championship in Gothenburg won by Liudmila Pakhomova & Alexandr Gorshkov (USSR) 
(06) World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by Irina Rodnina & Alexandr Zaitsev (USSR) 
(06) World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by Dorothy Hamill (USA) 
(06) World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by John Curry (Great Britain) 
(07) Morocco & Mauretania break diplomatic relations with Algeria 
(08) 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China 
(09) 1st female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy 
(09) Islander Glenn Resch's 10th shut-out opponent-Blues 4-0 
(12) South African troops leave Angola 
(14) Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race 
(14) US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
(15) Failed coup in Nigeria 
(16) British premier Harold Wilson resigns 
(17) Malikov skates world record 1000 meter (1:15.76) 
(17) Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is retried 
(17) US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
(19) Princess Margaret separates from the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years 
(20) Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000 meter (1:15.70) 
(20) Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery 
(23) International Bill of Rights goes into effect (35 nations ratify) 
(24) Argentine President Isabel Perón deposed by country's military 
(25) "My Fair Lady" opens at St James Theater NYC for 384 performances 
(25) "Rex" opens at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC for 48 performances 
(25) Argentine military junta bans leftist political parties 
(26) American League approves purchase of Toronto franchise by LaBatt Brewing for $7M 
(26) Wings release "Wings at the Speed of Sound" album 
(27) Delta States beat Immaculata, 69-64, for AIWA basketball title 
(27) Washington DC underground Metro opens 
(29) 38th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Michigan 86-68 
(29) 8 Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting 4 Kent State students 
(30) Israel kills 6 Palestinians protesting land confiscation 
(31) Cleveland Cavaliers clinch their 1st ever NBA playoff berth 
(31) New Jersey Court rules Karen Anne Quinlan may be disconnected from respirator

In April ...
(01) Stephen Wozniak & Steven Jobs originate Apple Computer 
(02) A's trade prospective free agents Reggie Jackson & Ken Holtzman, to Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez & Paul Mitchell 
(02) Cambodia's Khieu Sampan succeeds prince Sihanouk as premier 
(02) Portuguese constitution assumed 
(03) Philadelphia Flyers win record tying 20th straight NHL home game 
(03) France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
(04) 5th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Judy Rankin 
(04) Seni Pramoj's Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand 
(05) Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes PM of England 
(05) Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen", premieres in London 
(06) 1st quadraphonic movie track "Ladies & Gentlemen the Rolling Stones" 
(07) Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping 
(09) US & Russia agree on the size of nuclear tests for peaceful use 
(10) Brewers' Don Money's grand slammer disallowed-Yankees win 9-7 
(10) Cleveland Cavaliers win their 1st NBA Central Division title 
(11) 40th Golf Masters Championship Ray Floyd wins, shooting a 271 
(12) India set 403 to win by West Indies; they get them, 6 wickets 7 overs spare 
(13) 1st NBA playoff game for Cleveland Cavliers, they lose 100-95 to Washington 
(13) Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes 
(15) Yankee Stadium reopens, Yankees beat Twins after trailing 4-0 
(17) National League greatest comeback, trailing 12-1 the Phillies win 18-16 in 10, Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive homeruns 
(18) 30th Tony Awards Travesties & Chorus Line win 
(18) Judy Rankin wins LPGA Karsten - Ping Golf Open 
(19) 5th Boston Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt of Wisconsin in 2:47:10 
(19) 80th Boston Marathon won by Jack Fultz of Washington DC in 2:20:19 
(20) George Harrison sings the lumberjack song with Monty Python 
(21) Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing 
(21) USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR 
(22) Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation 
(25) Cub centerfielder Rick Monday rescues US flag from 2 fans trying to set it on fire 
(25) Elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country 
(25) India all out for 97 vs West Indies 
(25) Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic 
(25) Portugal adopts constitution 
(26) Pan Am begins non-stop flights New York-Tokyo 
(27) "So Long 174th St" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 16 performances 
(27) Arabic Monetary Fund established in Abu Dhabi 
(29) Minister Irene Vorrink begins fluoridating Dutch drinking water 
(30) Wings release "Silly Love Songs" 
(30) Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
(30) Royal Canadian Mint opens a branch in Winnipeg Manitoba 

In May ...
(01) 102nd Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Bold Forbes wins in 2:01.6 
(01) Jos Hermens, Netherlands sets record for 20,000 meter, 57:24.2 
(02) Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic 
(03) Panamá 747SP lands after record flight around world (46:26) 
(03) Pulitzer prize awarded to Saul Bellow (Humboldt's Gift) 
(04) "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 7 performances 
(05) Anderlecht wins 16th soccer Europe Cup II 
(05) Train collision at Schiedam Netherlands, kills 24 
(08) "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 7 performances 
(09) "So Long 174th St" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 16 performances 
(09) Sally Little wins LPGA Ladies Masters at Moss Creek Golf Tournament 
(11) Emmy 3rd Daytime Award presentation 
(11) Last broadcast of "Marcus Welby, MD" on ABC-TV 
(12) Bayern Munich wins 21st Europe Cup 1 
(13) 9th & final ABA championship: New York Nets beat Denver Nuggets, 4 games to 2 
(14) Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter 
(14) Oil tanker Urqui Ola explodes off Spanish coast 
(15) "Fonz Song" by Heyettes hits #91 
(15) "Kentucky Moonrunner" by Cledus Maggard hits #85 
(15) 102nd Preakness: John Lively aboard Elocutionist wins in 1:55 
(15) Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation 
(16) Stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens sweep Philadelphia Flyers in 4 games 
(16) Sue Roberts wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic 
(17) 28th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Jack Albertson & Michael Learned win 
(17) Earthquake in Uzbekistan: 1000's killed 
(19) Gold ownership legalized in Australia 
(19) Liverpool wins 5th UEFA Cup at Bridge 
(19) Senate establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 
(19) USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR 
(20) USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR 
(22) NASA launches space vehicle S-179 
(22) St Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 homeruns 
(23) Amy Alcott wins '76 LPGA Golf Classic 
(24) 1st commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC) 
(24) Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title 
(25) Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Richard Dunn in Munich 
(27) "Something's Afoot" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 61 performances 
(29) "One Piece At A Time" by Johnny Cash hits #29 
(29) Only homerun of Joe Niekro's 22-year career, comes off brother Phil 
(30) 22nd LPGA Championship won by Betty Burfeindt 
(30) Bobby Unser sets world record for the fastest pit stop (4 seconds) 
(31) Loudest PA (76 KW) for Who's Quadrophenia in London

In June ...
(03) Queen's Bhoemian Rhapsody goes gold 
(03) US presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta 
(05) Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage (14 die) 
(06) Celtics beat Suns for NBA championship, 4 games to 2 
(10) 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome 
(14) "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication) 
(14) 12th Mayor's Trophy Game Yanks beat Mets 8-4 
(15) Yankees trade May, Martinez, Pagan, MacGregor & Demsey to Baltimore  for Holtzman, Alexander, Grant Jackson, Elrod Henrick & Jim Freeman 
(16) Student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa (Soweto Day) 
(17) ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets & Spurs) merges into the NBA 
(18) NBA & ABA agree to merge 
(19) US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth 
(20) Carl Fugate, Starkwether accomplice, paroled 
(20) River Country opens 
(23) CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens 
(29) Seychelles gains independence from Britain 
(30) John Walker of New Zealand sets record for 2000 m, 4:51.4

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