Famous birthdays, deaths and events of 1976
January 1 - Caleb Wyatt, American motocross rider January 2 - Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper January 2 - Danilo Di Luca, Italian cyclist January 2 - Cletidus Hunt, American football player January 2 - Mahée Paiement, Canadian actress January 2 - Paz Vega, Spanish actress January 3 - Angelos Basinas, Greek footballer January 3 - Alisen Down, Canadian actress January 3 - Dinara Drukarova, Russian actress January 3 - Nicholas Gonzalez, American actor January 4 - Benoît Joachim, Luxembourg cyclist January 4 - Ted Lilly, American baseball player January 5 - Diego Tristán, Spanish footballer January 5 - Matt Wachter, American bassist (30 Seconds to Mars) January 6 - Danny Pintauro, American actor January 6 - Richard Zedník, Slovak ice hockey player January 6 - Johnny Yong Bosch, American actor January 7 - Éric Gagné, Canadian baseball player January 7 - Alfonso Soriano, Dominican baseball player January 8 - Jenny Lewis, American actress and musician January 8 - Josh Meyers, American actor January 8 - Carl Pavano, American baseball player January 8 - Brad Snyder, Canadian shot putter January 9 - Radek Bonk, Czech ice hockey player January 9 - Todd Grisham, American professional wrestling interviewer January 10 - Adam Kennedy, American baseball player January 11 - Efthimios Rentzias, Greek basketball player January 12 - Miki Nakatani, Japanese actress and singer January 13 - Michael Peña, American actor January 13 - Tania Vicent, Canadian short track speed skater January 15 - Corey Chavous, American football player January 15 - Dorian Missick, American actor January 16 - Viktor Maslov, Russian racing driver January 16 - Martina Moravcová, Slovak female swimmer January 18 - Laurence Courtois, Belgian tennis player January 18 - Damien Leith, Australian Idol 2006 January 19 - Tarso Marques, Brazilian racing driver January 20 - Gretha Smit, Dutch speed skater January 21 - Emma Bunton, English singer (Spice Girls) January 22 - James Dearth, American football player January 22 - Mikko Luoma, Finnish ice hockey player January 23 - Brandon Duckworth, American baseball player January 23 - Angelica Lee, Taiwanese actress and singer January 23 - Nigel McGuinness, English professional wrestler January 24 - Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian ice dancer with Victor Kraatz January 24 - Cindy Pieters, Belgian cyclist January 25 - Mario Haberfeld, Brazilian racing car driver January 26 - Frankie Rayder, American model January 26 - Willie Adler, American guitar player January 27 - Clint Ford, American voice actor January 27 - Ahn Jung-Hwan, Korean football player January 27 - Ruby Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer January 27 - Todd MacCulloch, American Basketball Player January 28 - Mark Madsen, American basketball player January 28 - Jarrod Montague, American drummer (Taproot) January 28 - Lee Ingleby, British actor January 28 - Miltiadis Sapanis, Greek footballer January 28 - Emiko Kado, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999) January 29 - Chris Castle, American singer-songwriter January 29 - Charles Divins, American model and actor January 30 - Andy Milonakis, American comedian January 31 - Traianos Dellas, Greek footballer January 31 - Buddy Rice, American race car driver February 1 - Phil Ivey, American poker player February 2 - James Hickman, British swimmer February 2 - Lori Beth Denberg, American actress February 3 - Mathieu Dandenault, Canadian hockey player February 3 - Isla Fisher, Australian actress February 3 - Dwayne Rudd, American football player February 3 - Tim Heidecker, American comedian February 4 - Cam'ron, American rapper February 5 - Tony Jaa, Thai actor February 5 - Abhishek Bachchan, Indian actor February 5 - John Aloisi, Australian footballer February 5 - Brian Moorman, American football player February 6 - Tanja Frieden, Swiss snowboarder February 6 - Colin Teo, Singaporean Grand Prix driver February 6 - Kim Zmeskal, American gymnast February 7 - Sreto Ristiæ, German footballer February 8 - Khaled Mashud, Bangladeshi cricketer February 8 - Adam Piatt, American baseball player February 9 - Charlie Day, American actor February 9 - Vladimir Guerrero, Dominican baseball player February 9 - Georgios Korakakis, Greek footballer February 10 - Lance Berkman, American baseball player February 10 - Kev Brown, American rapper/producer February 11 - Brice Beckham, American actor February 11 - André Wickström, Finland-Swedish comedian and actor February 12 - Anna Benson, American model February 12 - Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby union footballer February 12 - Silvia Saint, Czech actress February 13 - Feist, Canadian singer and songwriter February 13 - Dave Padden, Canadian musician (Annihilator) February 14 - Liv Kristine, Norwegian singer (Leaves' Eyes) February 15 - Brandon Boyd, American musician (Incubus) February 15 - Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist February 16 - Eric Byrnes, American baseball player February 16 - Kyo, Japanese singer (Dir en grey) February 16 - Joe Odagiri, Japanese actor February 17 - Kelly Carlson, American actress February 17 - Scott Williamson, American baseball player February 18 - Chanda Rubin, tennis star February 18 - Leilani Munter, American race car driver February 20 - Rohan Gavaskar, Left-handed batsman February 20 - Ed Graham, English drummer (The Darkness) February 20 - Gail Kim, Canadian professional wrestler February 21 - Ryan Smyth, Canadian hockey player February 22 - Faan Rautenbach, South African rugby player February 23 - Kelly Macdonald, British actress February 23 - Scott Elarton, American baseball player February 24 - Matt Skiba, American musician (Alkaline Trio February 24 - Eric Griffin, American rock guitarist February 24 - Bradley McGee, Australian cyclist February 24 - Crista Flanagan, American television comedian February 24 - Zach Johnson, American professional golfer February 24 - Marco Campos, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1995) February 25 - Rashida Jones, American actress February 26 - Nikolaos Siranidis, Greek diver February 26 - Chad Urmston, American musician February 27 - Tony Gonzalez, American football player February 28 - Ali Larter, American actress and model February 28 - Adam Pine, Australian swimmer February 28 - Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Canadian actor February 29 - Ja Rule, American rapper and actor February 29 - Emma Barton, English actress February 29 - Terrence Long, American baseball player March 1 - Peter F. Bell, Australian rules footballer March 1 - Dave Malkoff, American TV News Reporter March 3 - Fraser Gehrig, Australian rules footballer March 4 - Hiram Bocachica, Puerto Rican baseball player March 4 - Sean Covel, American film producer March 4 - Thierry Renaer, Belgian field hockey player March 4 - Vic Wunderle, American archer March 5 - Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Lithuanian basketball player March 5 - Paul Konerko, American baseball player March 5 - Katerina Matziou, Greek actress March 6 - Ken Anderson, American professional wrestler March 7 - Chelsea Charms, American adult actress March 8 - Gaz Coombes, English singer (Supergrass) March 8 - Juan Encarnacion, American baseball player March 8 - Ryan Freel, American baseball player March 8 - Hines Ward, American football player March 8 - Freddie Prinze Jr., American actor March 9 - Ben Mulroney, Canadian television host March 10 - Haifa Wehbe, Lebanese actress March 10 - Kisaki, Japanese musician March 11 - Thomas Gravesen, Danish footballer March 12 - Zhao Wei, Chinese actress March 13 - James Dewees, musician March 13 - Danny Masterson, American actor March 14 - Merlin Santana, American actor (d. 2002) March 15 - Katherine Brooks, American television director March 15 - Cara Pifko, Canadian actress March 15 - Jose Sanchez Zolliker, Mexican writer March 16 - Abraham Núñez, Dominican baseball player March 16 - Paul Schneider, American actor March 16 - Nick Spano, American actor March 17 - Stephen Gately, Irish singer March 17 - Brittany Daniel, American actress March 17 - Álvaro Recoba, Uruguayan footballer March 17 - Scott Downs, American baseball player March 18 - Jovan Kirovski, American soccer player March 18 - Tomokazu Ohka, Japanese baseball player March 18 - Scott Podsednik, American baseball player March 18 - Michael Spillane, American wrestler March 18 - Giovanna Antonelli, Brazilian actress March 19 - Zach Lind, March 19 - Andre Miller, American basketball player March 19 - Rachel Blanchard, Canadian actress March 19 - Alessandro Nesta, Italian footballer March 20 - Chester Bennington, American musician (Linkin Park) March 22 - Teun de Nooijer, Dutch field hockey player March 22 - Reese Witherspoon, American actress March 23 - Michelle Monaghan, American actress March 23 - Dougie Lampkin, English motorcycle trials rider March 23 - Jeremy Newberry, American football player March 23 - Joel Peralta, Dominican baseball player March 23 - Keri Russell, American actress March 23 - Ricardo Zonta, Brazilian racing car driver March 24 - Aaron Brooks, American football player March 24 - Aliou Cissé, Senegalese footballer March 24 - Athanasios Kostoulas, Greek footballer March 24 - Peyton Manning, American football player March 25 - Francis Bellew, Irish Gaelic footballer March 25 - Cha Tae-hyun, South Korean actor March 25 - Juvenile, American rapper March 25 - Wladimir Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer March 25 - Gigi Leung, Hong Kong singer/actress March 25 - Baek Ji Young, South Korean singer March 26 - Joachim Alcine, Haitian-born Quebec boxer March 26 - Amy Smart, American actress March 26 - Natalia Livingston, American actress March 26 - Nurgül Yeşilçay, Turkish actress March 26 - Ufuk Talay, Australian soccer player March 27 - Djamel Belmadi, Algerian footballer March 27 - Carl Ng, Hong Kong/British actor and model March 29 - Igor Astarloa, Spanish cyclist March 29 - Jennifer Capriati, American tennis player March 30 - Mark McClelland, Northern Irish musician (Degrassi) March 30 - Ty Conklin, American ice hockey player March 30 - Obadele Thompson, Barbadian athlete March 31 - Josh Saviano, American actor March 31 - Ashton Moore, American porn actress April 1 - David Oyelowo, English-Nigerian actor April 2 - Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer April 2 - Andreas Anastasopoulos, Greek shot putter April 3 - Will Mellor, English actor April 3 - Drew Shirley, American musician April 4 - Emerson, Brazilian footballer April 4 - Sébastien Enjolras, French racing driver (d. 1997) April 5 - Ryan Drese, American baseball player April 5 - Ross Gload, American baseball player April 5 - Simone Inzaghi, Italian footballer April 5 - Fernando Morientes, Spanish footballer April 6 - Candace Cameron, American actress April 6 - Georg Hólm, Icelandic musician April 7 - Kevin Alejandro, American actor April 10 - Sara Renner, Canadian cross country skier April 12 - Brad Miller, American basketball player April 13 - Jonathan Brandis, American actor (d. 2003) April 13 - Valentina Cervi, Italian actress April 13 - Patrik Eliáš, Czech ice hockey player April 13 - Yu Ji-tae, South Korean actor April 14 - Anna DeForge, American basketball player April 14 - Jason Wiemer, Canadian ice hockey player April 14 - Kyle Farnsworth, American baseball player April 14 - Christian Älvestam, Swedish musician (Scar Symmetry) April 15 - Jason Bonsignore, Canadian ice hockey player April 15 - Susan Ward, American actress April 16 - Lukas Haas, American actor April 16 - Dan Kellner, American fencer April 16 - Shu Qi, Taiwanese actress April 17 - Monet Mazur, American actress and musician April 17 - Alex Nesic, American actor April 18 - Melissa Joan Hart, American actress April 18 - Fayray, Japanese singer April 19 - Ruud Jolie, Dutch guitarist (Within Temptation) April 19 - Scott Padgett, American basketball player April 20 - Joey Lawrence, American actor April 20 - Shay Given, Irish footballer April 21 - Rommel Adducul, Filipino basketball player April 22 - Micha³ ¯ew³akow, Polish footballer April 22 - Paul Henderson, Australian soccer player April 22 - Dan Cloutier, Canadian ice hockey player April 24 - Steve Finnan, Irish footballer April 25 - Tim Duncan, American basketball player April 25 - Rainer Schüttler, German tennis player April 25 - Gilberto, Brazilian footballer April 26 - Vaclav Varada, Czech ice hockey player April 27 - Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer and composer April 27 - Sally Hawkins, English film actress April 27 - Walter Pandiani, Uruguayan footballer April 29 - Jay Orpin, Swedish composer and producer April 30 - Amanda Palmer, American musician (The Dresden Dolls) May 1 - Darius McCrary, American actor May 3 - Jeff Halpern, American ice hockey player May 4 - Ben Grieve, American baseball player May 4 - Jason Michaels, American baseball player May 5 - Juan Pablo Sorín, Argentine footballer May 5 - Jeremy Michael Ward, American Musician.(d. May 25th May 5 - Anastasios Pantos, Greek footballer May 8 - Martha Wainwright, Canadian musician and songwriter May 8 - Ian "H" Watkins, pop singer (Steps) May 10 - Stuart Braithwaite, Scottish musician (Mogwai) May 10 - Udo Mechels, Belgian singer May 10 - Aggeliki Tsiolakoudi, Greek javelin thrower May 13 - Mark Delaney, Welsh footballer May 14 - Hunter Burgan, American musician (AFI) May 14 - Brian Lawrence, American baseball player May 14 - Martine McCutcheon, British actress May 15 - Adolfo Bautista, Mexican footballer May 15 - Torraye Braggs, American basketball player May 15 - Jacek Krzynówek, Polish footballer May 15 - Ryan Leaf, American football player May 15 - Tyler Walker, baseball player May 17 - José Guillén, Dominican baseball player May 17 - Lee-Hom Wang, American-born Taiwanese musician and composer May 18 - Oleg Tverdovsky, Ukrainian ice hockey player May 19 - Ed Cota, American basketball player May 19 - Kevin Garnett, American basketball player May 20 - Ramón Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player May 20 - Tomoya Satozaki, Japanese baseball player May 21 - Deron Miller, American rock musician May 21 - Kardinal Offishall, Canadian rapper May 23 - Kelly Monaco, American actress May 23 - Ricardinho, Brazilian footballer May 24 - Alessandro Cortini, Italian musician May 24 - Catherine Cox, Australian netballer May 24 - Bob Maesen, Belgian flatwater canoer May 25 - Tarik Glenn, American football player May 25 - Cillian Murphy, Irish actor May 25 - Ethan Suplee, American actor May 25 - Sandra Nasic, German singer (Guano Apes) May 26 - Justin Pierre, American singer (Motion City Soundtrack) May 27 - RJD2, American hip-hop producer May 27 - Anita Blonde, Hungarian porn star May 28 - Liam O'Brien, American voice actor May 28 - Alexei Nemov, Russian gymnast May 28 - Glenn Morrison, Rugby League Player May 29 - David Buckner, American musician (Papa Roach) May 29 - Caçapa, Brazilian footballer May 29 - Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball player May 29 - Yūsuke Iseya, Japanese model and actor May 30 - Radoslav Nesterovič, Slovenian basketball player May 30 - Magnus Norman, Swedish tennis player May 31 - Colin Farrell, Irish actor May 31 - Matt Harpring, American basketball player June 2 - Earl Boykins, American basketball player June 2 - Tim Rice-Oxley, English musician (Keane) June 2 - Martin Èech, Czech ice hockey player (d. 2007) June 2 - Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso, Queen consort of Lesotho June 3 - Jamie McMurray, American NASCAR driver June 3 - Yuri Ruley, American drummer June 5 - Torry Holt, American football player June 6 - aKido, Canadian musician June 6 - Ross Noble, British comedian June 6 - Geoff Rowley, British skateboarder June 7 - Necro, Jewish American rapper June 8 - Lindsay Davenport, American tennis player June 8 - Kenji Johjima, Japanese baseball player June 10 - Freddy García, American baseball player June 10 - Hadi Saei Bonehkohal, Persian taekwondoka June 10 - Stefan Postma, Dutch footballer June 11 - Tai Anderson, American musician (bass player for Third Day) June 11 - Gran Naniwa, Japanese professional wrestler June 12 - Thomas Sørensen, Danish footballer June 12 - Antawn Jamison, American basketball player June 13 - Kym Marsh, English singer June 13 - Jason 'J' Brown, English Singer June 14 - Alan Carr, British Stand-up comedian June 14 - Massimo Oddo, Italian football player June 15 - Gary Lightbody, Northern Irish musician (Snow Patrol) June 16 - Edwin Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer June 17 - Sven Nys, Belgian mountainbiker & cyclo-crosser June 18 - Alana de la Garza, American actress June 18 - Blake Shelton, American Country Singer June 19 - Bryan Hughes, English footballer June 19 - Patrick Surtain, American football player June 20 - Jerome Fontamillas,Filipino American musician, (Switchfoot) June 20 - Carlos Lee, Panamanian baseball player June 20 - Rob Mackowiak, American baseball player June 20 - Juliano Belletti, Brazilian footballer June 21 - Antonio Cochran, American football player June 21 - Mike Einziger, American musician June 21 - Nigel Lappin, Australian footballer June 22 - Gordon Moakes, English musician (Bloc Party) June 23 - Wade Barrett, American soccer player June 23 - Joe Becker, American musician June 23 - Patrick Monahan, British comedian June 23 - Brandon Stokley, American football player June 23 - Emmanuelle Vaugier, Canadian actress June 23 - Patrick Vieira, French footballer June 24 - Louisa Leaman, English author June 24 - Brock Olivo, American football player June 25 - José Cancela, Uruguayan footballer June 25 - Dubravka Vukotiæ, Montenegrin female actor June 26 - Ed Jovanovski, Canadian ice hockey player June 26 - Chad Pennington, American football player June 26 - Joe Landon, American pornographic actor June 27 - Johnny Estrada, American baseball player June 28 - Shinobu Asagoe, Japanese tennis player June 28 - Seth Wescott, American snowboarder June 29 - Bret McKenzie, New Zealand musician July 1 - Patrick Kluivert, Dutch footballer July 1 - Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dutch footballer July 1 - Justin Lo, Hong Kong singer and songwriter July 1 - Hannu Tihinen, Finnish footballer July 2 - Krisztián Lisztes, Hungarian footballer July 2 - Tomáš Vokoun, Czech hockey player July 2 - Ivan Tomiæ,Croatian buissnesman, July 3 - Andrea Barber, American actress July 3 - Wade Belak, Canadian ice hockey player July 3 - Henry Olonga, Zimbabwean cricketer July 3 - Bobby Skinstad, Springbok Rugby player July 4 - Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2003) July 5 - Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer July 5 - Marina Dias, Brazilian model July 5 - Bizarre, American rapper (D12) July 7 - Dominic Foley, Irish footballer July 8 - Talal El Karkouri, Moroccan footballer July 8 - David Kennedy, American guitarist (Angels & Airwaves) July 9 - Fred Savage, American actor July 9 - Jochem Uytdehaage, Dutch speed skater July 10 - Elijah Blue Allman, American musician (Deadsy) July 10 - Adrian Grenier, American actor July 10 - Ludovic Giuly, French footballer July 10 - Brendon Lade, Australian rules footballer July 10 - Edmílson Gomes, Brazilian footballer July 11 - Eduardo Nájera, Mexican-born basketball player July 12 - Dan Boyle, Canadian ice hockey player July 12 - Anna Friel, British actress July 12 - Tracie Spencer, American singer and songwriter July 13 - Al Santos, American model and actor July 13 - Sheldon Souray, Canadian ice hockey player July 14 - Geraint Jones, English cricketer July 14 - Kirsten Sheridan, Irish film director and screenwriter July 15 - Diane Kruger, German actress and former fashion model July 16 - Bobby Lashley, American Professional Wrestler July 16 - Carlos Humberto Paredes, Paraguyan footballer July 16 - Anna Smashnova, Israeli tennis player July 16 - Tomasz Kuchar, Polish Rally driver July 17 - Dagmara Dominczyk, Polish actress July 17 - Eric Winter, American actor July 17 - Matthew Holmes, Australian actor July 18 - Elsa Pataky, Spanish actress July 19 - Vinessa Shaw, American actress July 19 - Gonzalo de los Santos, Uruguayan footballer July 20 - Erica Hill, American news anchor July 20 - Debashish Mohanty, Indian cricketer July 20 - Andrew Stockdale, Australian musician (Wolfmother) July 20 - Alex Yoong, Malaysian racing driver July 23 - Judit Polgár, Hungarian chess player July 23 - Jonathan Gallant, Canadian musician (Billy Talent) July 24 - Rafer Alston, American basketball player July 24 - Nate Bump, American baseball player July 24 - Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese Formula One driver July 25 - Tera Patrick, American pornographic actress July 25 - Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan, Macedonian poet July 25 - Javier V¨¢zquez, Puerto Rican baseball player July 27 - Scott Mason, Australian cricketer (d. 2005) July 28 - Jacoby Shaddix, American singer (Papa Roach) July 31 - Joshua Cain, American musician (Motion City Soundtrack) July 31 - Annie Parisse, American actress July 31 - Paulo Wanchope, Costa Rican footballer August 1 - Kevin Joseph, American baseball player August 1 - Nwankwo Kanu, Nigerian footballer August 1 - Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer August 1 - Søren Jochumsen, Danish footballer August 2 - Reyes Estévez, Spanish athlete August 2 - Sam Worthington, Australian actor August 2 - Michael Weiss, Olympic figure skater August 2 - Mohammad Zahid, Former Pakistani cricketer August 3 - Troy Glaus, American baseball player August 4 - Andrew McLeod, Australian footballer August 5 - Jeff Friesen, Canadian ice hockey player August 5 - Kwon Sang-woo, South Korean actor August 5 - Marian Pahars, Latvian footballer August 6 - Melissa George, Australian actress August 6 - Soleil Moon Frye, American actress August 7 - Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer August 7 - Shane Lechler, American football player August 8 - JC Chasez, American singer (*NSYNC) August 8 - Tawny Cypress, American actress August 8 - Drew Lachey, American singer August 8 - Seung-Yeop Lee, Korean baseball player August 8 - Jeff Simmons, American race car driver August 9 - Jessica Capshaw, American actress August 9 - Rhona Mitra, English actress August 9 - Aled Haydn Jones, Radio 1's The Chris Moyles show Producer August 10 - Michael Depoli, American wrestler August 11 - Ben Gibbard, American musician (Death Cab for Cutie August 11 - Ľubomir Visnovsky, Slovak ice hockey player August 11 - Bubba Crosby, American baseball player August 11 - Erick Lindgren, American poker player August 12 - Mikko Viljami "Linde" Lindström, Finnish guitarist August 12 - Antoine Walker, American basketball player August 12 - Wednesday 13, American musician (Wednesday 13 August 12 - Brad Lukowich, Canadian ice hockey player August 12 - Richard McCourt, English children's television presenter August 12 - Henry Tuilagi, Samoan rugby player August 12 - Pedro Collins, West Indian cricketer August 14 - Alex Albrecht, American actor August 14 - Maya Nasri, Lebanese actress and singer August 14 - Steve Braun, Canadian actor August 15 - Boudewijn Zenden, Dutch football player August 16 - Jonatan Johansson, Finnish footballer August 16 - Dave Ockun, American concert producer August 17 - Scott Halberstadt, American actor August 18 - Daphnee Duplaix Samuel, American actress August 18 - Bryan Volpenhein, American rower August 20 - Chris Drury, American hockey player August 21 - Alex Brooks, American ice hockey player August 21 - Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican American soccer player August 23 - Scott Caan, American actor August 24 - Nordin Wooter, Dutch footballer August 25 - Alexander Skarsgård, Swedish actor August 25 - Javed Qadeer, Pakistani cricketer August 26 - Amaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh) August 26 - Zemfira, Russian singer August 27 - Sarah Chalke, Canadian actress August 27 - Carlos Moyà, Spanish tennis player August 27 - Steve Taylor, British writer August 27 - Milano Collection Akihito Terui, Japanese professional wrestler August 27 - Mark Webber, Australian race car driver August 28 - Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer August 29 - Stephen Carr, Irish footballer August 29 - Kevin Kaesviharn, American football player August 29 - Pablo Mastroeni, American soccer player August 29 - Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish footballer August 30 - Mike Koplove, American baseball player August 30 - Sarah-Jane Potts, English actress August 31 - Vincent Delerm, French singer-songwriter August 31 - Radek Martínek, Czech ice hockey player August 31 - Roque Júnior, Brazilian footballer September 1 - Marcos Ambrose, Australian racing driver September 1 - Erik Morales, Mexican boxer September 1 - Jada Fire, American porn actress September 1 - Polly Shannon, Canadian actress September 1 - Sebastián Rozental, Chilean footballer September 1 - Clare Connor, England Woman cricketer September 2 - Phil Lipscomb, American musician (Taproot) September 2 - Erin Hershey, American actress. September 3 - Ashley Jones, American actress September 3 - Jevon Kearse, American football player September 3 - Vivek Oberoi, Indian actor September 4 - Katreeya English, Thai singer September 5 - Tatyana Gutsu, Ukrainian gymnast September 5 - Carice van Houten, Dutch actress September 6 - N.O.R.E., American rapper September 6 - Hyun Young, South Korean actress and pop singer September 6 - Naomie Harris, American actress September 7 - Oliver Hudson, American actor September 8 - Sjeng Schalken, Dutch tennis player September 8 - Gerald Drummond and Jervis Drummond, Costa Rican footballers September 8 - Brendan Kelly, American musician (The Lawrence Arms) September 8 - Sarah Kucserka, American screenwriter September 9 - Emma de Caunes, French film actress September 9 - Chace Ambrose, American actor and writer September 9 - Kristoffer Rygg, Norwegian musician (Ulver September 9 - Juan A. Baptista, Venezuelan actor September 9 - Aki Riihilahti, Finnish footballer September 11 - Tomáš Enge, Czech racing driver September 11 - Flora Redoumi, Greek hurdler September 12 - Bizzy Bone (Bryon Anthony McCane), American rapper September 12 - Maciej Żurawski, Polish footballer September 13 - Giorgos Koltzos, Greek footballer September 13 - Craig McMillan, New Zealand cricketer September 13 - José Théodore, Canadian ice hockey player September 14 - Agustín Calleri, Argentine tennis player September 15 - Paul Thomson, Scottish drummer (Franz Ferdinand) September 15 - Matt Thornton, American baseball player September 16 - Tina Barrett, British singer (S Club) September 16 - Greg Buckner, American basketball player September 16 - Heather Hopper, American actress September 17 - Daniella Rush, Czech pornographic actress September 18 - Gabriel Gervais, Canadian football player September 19 - Raja Bell, American basketball player September 19 - Alison Sweeney, American actress September 19 - Jim Ward, American musician (At the Drive-In September 19 - Jessica York, television personality September 19 - Jan Hlaváč, Czech ice hockey player September 20 - Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer September 20 - Yui Horie, Japanese seiyuu September 20 - Enuka Okuma, Canadian actress September 21 - Jonas Bjerre, Danish singer and guitarist (Mew) September 21 - Poul Hübertz, Danish footballer September 23 - Faune A. Chambers, American actress September 23 - Kip Pardue, American actor and model September 23 - Wladimir Sidorenko, Ukrainian boxer September 24 - Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player September 24 - Stephanie McMahon-Levesque, American professional wrestler September 25 - Chauncey Billups, American basketball player September 26 - Michael Ballack, German footballer September 26 - Tyler Denk, American model and reality show contestant September 27 - Dean Butterworth, English musician September 27 - Jason Phillips, American baseball player September 27 - Francesco Totti, Italian footballer September 29 - Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian footballer September 29 - Darren Byfield, English footballer September 29 - Oscar Sevilla, Spanish cyclist October 1 - Denis Gauthier, Canadian hockey player October 1 - Dora Venter, Hungarian pornographic film actress October 1 - Ümit Karan, Turkish footballer October 2 - Jason Dodson, American political consultant and teacher of esotericism October 2 - Mandisa, American singer October 2 - John Thornton, American football player October 2 - Anita Kulcsár, Hungarian handball player (d. 2005) October 3 - Seann William Scott, American actor October 4 - Alicia Silverstone, American actress October 4 - Mauro Camoranesi, Argentine-Italian footballer October 4 - Cabral Ibacka, Romanian actor and television presenter October 5 - Song Seung-hun, South Korean actor October 5 - J. J. Yeley, American race car driver October 6 - Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer October 7 - Taylor Hicks, American musician October 7 - Rachel McAdams, Canadian actress October 7 - Santiago Solari, Argentinian footballer October 7 - Gilberto Silva, Brazilian footballer October 7 - Charles Woodson, American football player October 7 - Marc Coma, Spanish motorcycle racer October 8 - Galo Blanco, Spanish tennis player October 8 - Renate Groenewold, Dutch speed skater October 9 - Nick Swardson American actor, October 10 - Bob Burnquist, Brazilian-born skateboarder October 10 - Pat Burrell, American baseball player October 11 - Emily Deschanel, American actress October 11 - Brent Bennett, American mercenary October 12 - Sarah Lane, American television personality October 14 - Nataša Kejžar, Slovenian swimmer October 14 - Henry Mateo, Dominican baseball player October 14 - Ben Pridmore, World Memory Champion October 15 - Yoon Son-ha, South Korean actress and singer October 16 - Ryan Fitzgerald, Australian football (AFL) player and media personality October 17 - Sebastián Abreu, Uruguayan footballer October 18 - Azlea Antistia, American pornographic actress October 18 - Zhou Xun, Chinese actress and singer October 19 - Joy Bryant, American actress October 19 - Omar Gooding, American actor October 19 - Desmond Harrington, American actor October 19 - Dan Smith, Canadian ice hockey player October 19 - Michael Young, baseball player October 20 - Tom Wisniewski, American guitarist (MxPx) October 21 - Jeremy Miller, American actor October 21 - Lavinia Miloşovici, Romanian gymnast October 21 - Josh Ritter, American musician October 21 - Mélanie Turgeon, Canadian alpine skier October 22 - Jon Foreman, American musician (Switchfoot) October 22 - Helen Svedin, Swedish model October 23 - Cat Deeley, English model and television personality October 23 - Ryan Reynolds, Canadian actor and comedian October 24 - Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer October 25 - Steve Jones, Irish footballer October 26 - Miikka Kiprusoff, Finnish hockey player October 28 - Karl Tremblay, Canadian singer (Les Cowboys Fringants) October 29 - Stephen Craigan, Northern Irish footballer October 29 - Milena Govich, American actress October 29 - Mohsen Emadi, Iranian poet October 30 - Stern John, Trinidadian footballer October 30 - Maurice Taylor, American Basketball Player October 31 - Guti, Spanish footballer October 31 - Piper Perabo, American actress November 1 - Logan Marshall-Green, American actor November 2 - Sidney Ponson, Aruban baseball player November 3 - Guillermo Franco, Argentine/Mexican footballer November 4 - Bruno Junqueira, Brazilian racing driver November 4 - Mario Melchiot, Dutch footballer November 6 - Mike Herrera, American singer and bassist (MxPx) November 6 - Jodi Martin, Australian singer-songwriter November 6 - Pat Tillman, American football player (d. 2004) November 7 - Melyssa Ford, Canadian model and actress November 7 - Mark Philippoussis, Australian tennis player November 8 - Brett Lee, Australian cricketer November 8 - Colin Strause, American director November 10 - Steffen Iversen, Norwegian footballer November 10 - Shefki Kuqi, Finnish footballer November 11 - Lisa Gleave, American actress and model November 11 - Jason Grilli, American baseball player November 11 - Jesse F. Keeler, Canadian musician November 12 - Tevin Campbell, American R&B musician November 12 - Judith Holofernes, German singer (Wir sind Helden) November 12 - Mirosław Szymkowiak, Polish footballer November 13 - Hiroshi Tanahashi, Japanese professional wrestler November 13 - Kelly Sotherton, English heptathlete November 15 - Brandon DiCamillo, American comedian November 15 - Virginie Ledoyen, French actress November 16 - Juha Pasoja, Finnish footballer November 16 - Danny Wallace, British author November 16 - Martijn Zuijdweg, Dutch swimmer November 17 - Diane Neal, American actress November 17 - Brandon Call, American actor November 18 - Shagrath, Norwegian singer (Dimmu Borgir) November 18 - Mona Zaki, Egyptian Actress November 19 - Jun Shibata, Japanese singer and songwriter November 19 - Petr Sýkora, Czech ice hockey player November 19 - Benny Vansteelant, Belgian duathlete (d. 2007) November 19 - Stylianos Venetidis, Greek soccer player November 20 - Dominique Dawes, American gymnast November 20 - Jason Thompson, Canadian actor November 20 - Theodoros Velkos, badminton player November 21 - Dasha, Czech adult actress November 21 - Martin Meichelbeck, German footballer November 21 - Daniel Whiston, British ice skater November 22 - Adrian Bakalli, Belgian footballer November 22 - Torsten Frings, German footballer November 22 - Regina Halmich, German female boxer November 22 - Ville Valo, Finnish singer (HIM) November 23 - Page Kennedy, American actor November 24 - Dave Aizer, American television host November 24 - Chen Lu, Chinese figure skater November 24 - Christian Laflamme, Canadian ice hockey player November 25 - Donovan McNabb, American football player November 25 - Clint Mathis, American soccer player November 26 - Maven Huffman, American professional wrestler November 26 - Brian Schneider, American baseball player November 27 - Jean Grae, South African-born rapper November 27 - Jaleel White, American actor November 27 - Chad Kilger, Canadian ice hockey player November 29 - Anna Faris, American actress November 29 - Michalis Kakiouzis, Greek basketball player November 29 - Ehren McGhehey, American actor November 30 - Josh Lewsey, English rugby union footballer December 2 - Eddy Garabito, professional baseball player December 3 - Gary Glover, American baseball player December 3 - Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby union footballer December 3 - Mark Boucher, South African cricketer December 3 - Cornelius Griffin, American football player December 4 - Amie Comeaux, American singer (d. 1997) December 4 - Kristina Groves, Canadian speed skater December 5 - Amy Acker, American actress December 5 - Xavier Garbajosa, French rugby union footballer December 6 - Colleen Haskell, American television personality December 6 - Alicia Machado, Venezuelan actress and Miss Universe December 6 - Lindsay Price, American actress December 7 - Alan Faneca, American football player December 7 - Brent Johnson, Canadian football player December 7 - Georges Laraque, Canadian ice hockey player December 7 - Vanessa Lorenzo, Spanish fashion model December 8 - Naimee Coleman, Irish singer and songwriter December 8 - Reed Johnson, American baseball player December 8 - Dominic Monaghan, English actor December 9 - Chris Booker, American baseball player December 11 - Shareef Abdur-Rahim, American basketball player December 12 - Dan Hawkins, English guitarist (The Darkness) December 12 - Lloyd Owusu, English/Ghanaian football player December 13 - Josh Fogg, American baseball player December 13 - Radosùaw Sobolewski, Polish footballer December 13 - S¸ren Friis, Danish footballer December 14 - Leland Chapman, American bounty hunter December 14 - André Couto, Portuguese racing driver December 14 - Santiago Ezquerro, Spanish footballer December 15 - Baichung Bhutia, Indian footballer December 15 - Aaron Miles, American baseball player December 15 - Elix Skipper, American professional wrestler December 17 - Éric Bédard, Canadian speed skater December 17 - Zsanett Égerházi, Hungarian-born porn actress December 17 - Nir Davidovich, Israeli footballer December 17 - Patrick Müller, Swiss footballer December 17 - Takeo Spikes, American football player December 18 - Koyuki, Japanese actress and model December 20 - Jang Hyuk, Korean actor December 20 - Aubrey Huff, American baseball player December 20 - Adam Powell, Neopets creator December 20 - Ramon Stoppelenburg, world traveler and Dutch author December 21 - Mirela Manjani, Greek javelin thrower December 21 - Lukas Rossi Lead Singer for Supernova, December 22 - Brian A. Alexander, American screenwriter and director December 22 - Katleen De Caluwé, Belgian athlete December 22 - Jason Lane, American Baseball Player December 23 - Brad Lidge, American baseball player December 23 - Dimitris Mavrogenidis, Greek footballer December 23 - Jamie Noble, American professional wrestler December 25 - Tuomas Holopainen, Finnish keyboardist and songwriter December 25 - Armin van Buuren, Dutch DJ & Producer December 26 - Lea De Mae, Czech actress (d. 2004) December 27 - Fernando Pisani, Canadian/Italian ice hockey player December 27 - Aaron Stanford, American actor December 29 - Danny R. McBride, American actor December 29 - Filip Kuba, Czech hockey player December 30 - Patrick Kerney, American football player December 30 - A.J. Pierzynski, American baseball player December 31 - Craig Reucassel, Australian comedian
January 5 - John A. Costello, Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1891) January 5 - Mal Evans, Beatles' "roadie" (b. 1935) January 8 - Robert Forgan, British fascist (b. 1891) January 10 - Howlin' Wolf, American musician (b. 1910) January 12 - Agatha Christie, English writer (b. 1890) January 13 - Margaret Leighton, English actress (b. 1922) January 23 - Paul Dupuis, French Canadian film and television actor (b. 1913) January 23 - Paul Robeson, American actor January 25 - Chris Kenner, American singer and songwriter (b. 1929) January 31 - Ernesto Miranda, American litigant (b. 1941) February 5 - Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926) February 6 - Vince Guaraldi, American musician (b. 1928) February 9 - Percy Faith, Canadian musician (b. 1908) February 11 - Lee J Cobb, American actor (b. 1911) February 11 - Frank Arnau, German writer (b. 1894) February 12 - Sal Mineo, American actor (b. 1939) February 13 - Lily Pons, French-born soprano (b. 1904) February 20 - Kathryn Kuhlman, American evangelist (b. 1907) February 22 - Angela Baddeley, English actress (b. 1904) February 22 - Florence Ballard, American singer (The Supremes) (b. 1943) March 6 - Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom, American boxer and actor (b. 1903) March 14 - Busby Berkeley, American choreographer and director (b. 1895) March 17 - Luchino Visconti, Italian director (b. 1906) March 18 - Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (b. 1893) March 19 - Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (b. 1889) March 19 - Paul Kossoff, English guitarist (Free) (b. 1950) March 26 - Lin Yutang, Chinese writer (b. 1895) March 28 - Arthur Crudup, American blues singer and guitarist (b. 1905) March 28 - Richard Arlen, American actor (b. 1898) April 4 - Harry Nyquist, Swedish contributor to information theory (b. 1889) April 5 - Wilder Penfield, Canadian surgeon (b. 1891) April 9 - Dagmar Nordstrom, American composer April 9 - Phil Ochs, American singer (b. 1940) April 14 - José Revueltas, Mexican writer (b. 1914) April 25 - Carol Reed, British film producer and director (b. 1906) April 26 - Sid James, South African-born British comedian (b. 1913) May 1 - Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet who fought the military junta in Greece (b. 1939) May 9 - Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (b. 1920) May 9 - Ulrike Meinhof, German revolutionist (b. 1934) May 10 - Elias Aslaksen, Leader of Smith's Friends (b. 1888) May 14 - Keith Relf, British singer and musician (The Yardbirds) (b. 1943) May 20 - Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1911) May 30 - Max Carey, American baseball player (b. 1890) May 31 - Jacques Monod, French biologist June 5 - Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903) June 6 - Victor Varconi, Hungarian actor (b. 1891) June 10 - Adolph Zukor, Hungarian-born producer (b. 1873) June 11 - Jim Konstanty, American baseball player (b. 1917) June 20 - Lou Klein, American baseball player (b. 1918) June 21 - Margaret Herrick, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences director (b. 1902) June 25 - Johnny Mercer, American songwriter (b. 1909) June 28 - Stanley Baker, Welsh actor and film producer (b. 1927) June 30 - Firpo Marberry, baseball player (b. 1898) July 1 - Anneliese Michel, German woman said to be possessed by demons (b. 1952) July 4 - Antoni Słonimski, Polish poet (b. 1895) July 29 - Mickey Cohen, American gangster (b. 1913) August 2 - Fritz Lang, Austrian film director (b. 1890) August 4 - Roy Herbert Thomson, Canadian publisher (b. 1894) August 6 - Gregor Piatigorsky, Russian cellist (b. 1903) August 10 - Bert Oldfield, Former Australian cricketer (b. 1894) August 19 - Alastair Sim, Scottish actor and rector of Edinburgh University (b. 1900) August 19 - Ken Wadsworth, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1946) August 22 - Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (b. 1913) August 25 - Eyvind Johnson, Swedish writer August 26 - Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (b. 1888) August 27 - Mukesh, Indian playback singer (b. 1923) August 28 - Anissa Jones, American actress (b. 1958) August 29 - Jimmy Reed, American blues singer (b. 1925) August 29 - Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet September 2 - Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish writer (b. 1934) September 10 - Dalton Trumbo, American writer (b. 1905) September 13 - Albert Tessier, French Canadian priest September 13 - Armand Mondou, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1905) September 29 - Wadi Ayoub, Greco-Roman professional wrestler October 5 - Barbara Nichols, American actress (b. 1929) October 10 - Silvana Armenulic, Yugoslavian folk singer (b. 1939) October 11 - Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (b. 1897) October 14 - Dame Edith Evans, English actress (b. 1888) October 15 - Carlo Gambino, American gangster (b. 1902) October 18 - Kavi Samrat Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Telugu writer (b. 1895) October 25 - Raymond Queneau, French poet and novelist (b. 1903) November 12 - Walter Piston, American composer (b. 1894) November 15 - Jean Gabin, French actor (b. 1904) November 20 - Trofim Lysenko, Russian biologist (b. 1898) November 23 - André Malraux, French author (b. 1901) November 28 - Rosalind Russell, American actress (b. 1907) December 4 - Tommy Bolin, American guitarist (b. 1951) December 4 - Benjamin Britten, English composer (b. 1913) December 12 - Jack Cassidy, American actor (b. 1927) December 12 - Vinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist (b. 1890) December 28 - Freddie King, American musician (b. 1934) December 29 - Ivo Van Damme, Belgian athlete (b. 1954)
January 5 - Cambodia is renamed Democratic Kampuchea by the Khmer Rouge. January 12 - The UN Security Council votes 11-1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights). January 15 - Gerald Ford's would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison. January 21 - Commercial service of Concorde begins with London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes. January 30 - George H. W. Bush becomes the 11th director of the CIA. February 2 - The Groundhog Day gale hits the north-eastern United States and south-eastern Canada. February 4 - In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000. February 15 - The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by the national referendum. February 20 - The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbands. February 24 - Cuba : national Constitution proclaimed. February 27 - The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. March 3 - 5 workers are killed by the police in a demonstration in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. March 4 - The Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention is formally dissolved in Northern Ireland resulting in direct rule of Northern Ireland from London via the British parliament. March 5 - The British pound falls below $2 USD for the first time. March 9 - Forty-two people die in a Cavalese cable-car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date. March 16 - British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigns, citing personal reasons. March 24 - Argentina's military forces depose president Isabel Perón and start the National Reorganization Process. March 26 - Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment. March 27 - The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway system opens. April 1 - Apple Computer is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. April 1 - Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the northeastern U.S.. April 1 - Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect is first reported by the astronomer Patrick Moore. April 5 - In the People's Republic of China, the April Fifth Movement leads to the Tiananmen incident. April 7 - Former British Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party. April 11 - The Apple I is created. April 19 - Executive Order 9066 is rescinded. May 6 - An earthquake strikes Friuli, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages. May 8 - The rollercoaster Revolution (roller coaster), the first steel coaster with a vertical flip, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain May 24 - The London to Washington, D.C. Concorde service begins. May 24 - In the Judgment of Paris, wine testers rate wines from California higher than their French counterparts, challenging the notion of France being the foremost producer of the world's best wines. June 5 - Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States. June 14 - The trial begins at Oxford Crown Court of Donald Neilson, the killer known as the Black Panther. June 16 - Soweto uprising: a non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd and kill 566 children. June 22 - Canadian House of Commons abolishes capital punishment. June 25 - Missouri Governor Christopher S. Bond issues an executive order rescinding the Extermination Order, formally apologizing on behalf of the state of Missouri for the suffering it had caused the Latter Day Saints. June 26 - The CN Tower, the world's tallest free-standing structure on land, is opened to general public. June 27 - Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) is hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda. June 28 - The Angolan court sentenced US and UK mercenaries to death sentences and prison terms in the Luanda Trial. June 29 - The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom. July 1 - Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira. July 2 - North and South Vietnam, divided since 1954, reunite to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. July 4 - Israeli commandos raid Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing all but four of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by Palestinian terrorists. July 10 - The Seveso disaster occurs in Italy. July 10 - One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial. July 17 - History of East Timor: East Timor is annexed, and becomes the 27th province of Indonesia. July 17 - The opening of the Summer Olympics is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team. July 18 - Nadia Comãneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics. July 19 - Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created. July 20 - The Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars. July 20 - Vietnam War: The U.S. military completes its troop withdrawal from Thailand. July 20 - Hank Aaron hits his 755th home run, breaking Babe Ruth's 41-year-old record. July 21 - Christopher Ewart-Biggs British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland is assassinated by the Provisional IRA. July 22 - Japan completes it's last reparation to the Philippines for war crimes committed in Japan's imperial conquest of the country in the Second World War July 27 - Former Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka is arrested on suspicion of violating foreign exchange and foreign trade laws in connection with the Lockheed bribery scandals. July 28 - The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 magnitude flattens Tangshan, the People's Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851. July 29 - In New York City, the "Son of Sam" kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks. July 31 - Viking program: Viking 1 August 6 - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi. August 7 - Viking program: Viking 2 enters into orbit around Mars. August 14 - The Senegalese political party PAI-Rénovation is legally recognized. PAI-Rénovation thus becomes the third legal party in the country. August 18 - In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjeom, the Axe Murder Incident results in the death of two US soldiers. August 21 - Operation Paul Bunyan at Panmunjeom, Korea. September 3 - Viking program: The Viking 2 spacecraft lands at Utopia Planitia on Mars. September 6 - Cold War: Soviet air force pilot Lt. Viktor Belenko lands a MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate on the island of Hokkaid¨ in Japan and requests political asylum in the United States. September 10 - A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Inex-Adria DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia, killing 176. September 16 - Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir. September 17 - The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA. September 18 - Mao Zedong's funeral takes place in Beijing. September 19 - Turkish Airlines Boeing 727 hits the Taurus Mountains, outskirt of Karatepe, Osmaniye, Turkey, killing all 155 passengers and crew. September 21 - Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet. October 4 - Official launch of the Intercity 125 High Speed Train (HST). October 6 - Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados after two bombs, placed by on board by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded. All 73 people on-board were killed. October 6 - New Premier Hua Guofeng orders the arrest of the Gang of Four and associates and ends the Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China. October 6 - Massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom, by a coalition of right-wing paramilitary and government forces, triggering the return of the military to government. October 11 - George Washington's appointment, posthumously, to the grade of General of the Armies of the United States by congressional joint resolution Public Law 94-479 was approved by President Gerald R. Ford. October 12 - The People's Republic of China announces that Hua Guofeng is the successor to the late Mao Zedong as chairman of Communist Party of China. October 13 - A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground). October 13 - The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle was obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C.. October 19 - Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon. October 19 - The Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) is placed on the List of Endangered Species. October 20 - The ferry George Prince is struck by a ship while crossing the Mississippi River between Destrehan and Luling, LA. Seventy-eight passengers and crew died; only 18 people aboard the ferry survived. October 22 - Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada. November 8 - A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated. November 15 - René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favour of independence. November 19 - Jaime Ornelas Camacho takes office as the first President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal. November 23 - Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment. December 2 - Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado. December 3 - An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley. He is shot twice, but plays a concert two days later December 5 - The United Nations General Assembly adopts Pakistan's resolution on security of non-Nuclear States. December 15 - Samoa becomes a member of the UN. December 26 - The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) is founded.