by agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. September 24 – Patty Hearst is sentenced to seven years in prison for her role in a 1974 bank robbery (an executive clemency order from U.S.


presidential election, 1976: Jimmy Carter defeats incumbent Gerald Ford, becoming the first candidate from the Deep South to win since the Civil War. November 15 – The first megamouth shark is discovered off Oahu in Hawaii. November 16 - Renee MacRae and her son Andrew disappear from Inverness.

Daley, Mayor of Chicago for 21 years, dies. December 23 – A new volcano, Murara, erupts in eastern Zaire. December 28 – Legendary guitarist Freddie King dies. ===Date unknown=== In late March 1976, the first truly complete recording of the opera Porgy and Bess is released in a 3-LP set, by Decca Records in England and by London Records in the U.S.


She remains comatose and dies in 1985. ===April=== April 1 * Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. * Conrail (Consolidated Rails Corporation) is formed by the U.S.


Scotia Mine, in Letcher County, Kentucky. March 14 – After eight years on NBC, The Wizard of Oz returns to CBS, where it will remain until 1999, setting what was likely then a record for the most telecasts of a Hollywood film on a commercial television network.


1998) * Laura Ling, American journalist imprisoned by North Korea in 2009 December 3 * Cornelius Griffin, American football player * Marcos Denner, Brazilian footballer December 4 – Amie Comeaux, American country music singer (d.

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