1976 was a leap year.
February 4 - Guatemala Earthquake 1976
February 27 - In Western Sahara, which Spain handed over to Morocco and Mauritania the day before, the Polisario Liberation Front proclaims the Sahara Arab Democratic Republic.
March 9 - A cable car crashes in the Italian winter resort of Cavalese
March 14 - Egypt annuls an agreement on friendship and cooperation concluded with the Soviet Union.
March 24 - General Jorge Videla's military junta takes power in Argentina, and President Isabella Perón is arrested.
April 1 - Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak form Apple.
April 4 - Norodom Sihanouk abdicates as leader of Cambodia and is arrested by the Khmer Rouge.
April 5 - James Callahan becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
May 28 - The Belgrade-Bar railway was put into regular traffic, which was built with interruptions for 24 years.
June 5 - The Teton Dam in eastern Idaho collapses when its reservoir is filled for the first time, resulting in the deaths of 11 people and 13,000 head of cattle.
June 11 - A coup in Uruguay overthrows President Juan Bordaberi and begins a nine-year military dictatorship.
June 16 - Racial riots break out in the Soviet, the largest black settlement in South Africa, killing at least 600 blacks and three whites over several months.
June 27 - Palestinian terrorists hijack an Air France plane on the Tel Aviv-Paris route.
June 28 - The Belgrade-Bar railway was put into regular traffic, which was built with interruptions for 24 years.
June 29 - Seychelles gains independence from the United Kingdom.
July 3 - The unification of North and South Vietnam into one state of Vietnam with the capital Hanoi is proclaimed.
July 4 - Israeli commandos stormed Entebbe airport in Uganda and release 102 hostages from a French passenger plane hijacked by terrorists on June 27.
July 14 - Chinese builders complete a railway called "Tanzam", which connected the port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Zambia.
July 18 - Nadia Comaneci becomes the first gymnast in the history of the Olympic Games to receive a maximum average score of 10 at the 1976 Olympic Games.
July 20 - American Viking Probe 1