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1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1976th year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 976th year of the Anno Domini 2nd millennium, the 76th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1970s decade.
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February 5 – Nearly 2,000 students become involved in a racially charged riot at Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida; 30 students are injured in the 4-hour fray.
February 9 – The Australian Defence Force is formed by unification of the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force.
February 11 – Clifford Alexander, Jr. is confirmed as the first African American Secretary of the United States Army.
February 12 – Actor Sal Mineo is fatally stabbed in the alley behind his apartment building in West Hollywood, California, aged 37.
February 17 – The Eagles' compilation is released in the United States. Globally, it will become probably the second Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) best-selling album of all time, followed by the same band's , released on December 8. Hotel California
February 19 – Former Tower of Power vocalist Rick Stevens is arrested in the United States for murdering three men during a botched drug deal. He ultimately serves 36 years of a life sentence.
February 24 – Cuba's constitution of 1976 is enacted.
February 26 – The Spanish Armed Forces withdraw from Western Sahara. February 27 – The Polisario Front, Western Sahara's national liberation movement, declares independence of the territory under the name " Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic". On February 28, Madagascar becomes the first country to recognise it.
March – The Cray-1, the first commercially developed supercomputer, is released by Seymour Cray's Cray Research, with the first purchaser being the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. 
March 9 – A cable car disaster in Cavalese, Italy leaves 43 dead.
March 9– 11 – Two coal mine explosions claim 26 lives at the Blue Diamond Coal Co. Scotia Mine, in Letcher County, Kentucky.
March 14 – After eight years on NBC, returns to The Wizard of Oz CBS, where it will remain until 1999, setting what is likely a record at that time for the most telecasts of a Hollywood film on a commercial television network. (That record is broken by in 1996, which began its annual network telecasts on The Ten Commandments ABC in 1973, continuing be telecast by that network as of 2020.)
March 16 – Harold Wilson resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
March 17 – American boxer Rubin Carter is retried in New Jersey for murder; his conviction is upheld on this occasion but will be overturned in 1985.
March 20 – Patty Hearst is found guilty of armed robbery of a San Francisco bank in 1974.
March 22 – begins filming in Star Wars Tunisia.
March 23 – In a feud between Japanese ultranationalists, Mitsuyasu Maeno attempts to assassinate Yoshio Kodama by flying a plane into his Tokyo house.
March 29 – The military dictatorship of General Jorge Videla comes to power in Argentina.
March 30 – Land Day: Arab citizens of Israel protest against intended appropriation of land by the government.
March 31 – The New Jersey Supreme Court rules that patient in a persistent vegetative state in the Karen Ann Quinlan case can be disconnected from her ventilator. She remains comatose and dies in 1985. March late – The first truly complete recording of the opera is released in a 3-LP set, by Porgy and Bess Decca Records in England and by London Records in the U.S. It stars Willard White and Leona Mitchell. The orchestra is the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Lorin Maazel.
April 2 – Norodom Sihanouk is forced to resign as Head of State of Kampuchea by the Khmer Rouge led by Pol Pot and is placed under house arrest.
April 3 – The Eurovision Song Contest 1976 is won by Brotherhood of Man, representing the United Kingdom, with their song . Save Your Kisses for Me
April 10 – , the multi-platinum selling live album by English rock musician Frampton Comes Alive! Peter Frampton hits #1 in the and remains there for 10 weeks, becoming the best-selling album of the year. Billboard 200
April 11 – Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launch the first Apple computer, the Apple I, for the U.S. hobbyist market.
April 16 – As a measure to curb population growth, the minimum age for marriage in India is raised to 21 years for men and 18 years for women.
April 21 – The Great Bookie Robbery in Melbourne: Bandits steal A$1.4 million in bookmakers' settlements from Queen Street, Melbourne.
April 25 – Portugal's new constitution is enacted. April 29 – Sino-Soviet split: A concealed bomb explodes at the gates of the Soviet embassy in China, killing four Chinese. The targets were embassy employees, returning from lunch, but on this day they had returned to the embassy earlier.  
May 1 – Neville Wran becomes Premier of New South Wales.
LAGEOS (Laser Geodynamics Satellite) is launched. A train crash in Schiedam, the Netherlands, kills 24 people.
May 6 – An earthquake hits the Friuli area in Italy, killing more than 900 people and making another 100,000 homeless.
May 9 – Ulrike Meinhof of the Red Army Faction is found hanged in an apparent suicide in her Stuttgart-Stammheim prison cell.
May 13 – Video arcade game Breakout is released.
May 16 – The Montreal Canadiens sweep the Philadelphia Flyers in four games to win the Stanley Cup in ice hockey. Flyers' forward Reggie Leach became the only non-goaltender from a finals losing team to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs after scoring a record 19 goals in 16 playoff games.
Yuba City bus disaster, the second-worst bus crash in U.S. history, leaves 28 students and one teacher killed. The "Famous Fire" in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, destroys seven downtown structures, damages more than 12 others, and starts fires in at least 10 homes.
Concorde service begins. The Judgment of Paris pits French vs. California wines in a blind taste-test in Paris, France. California wines win the contest, surprising the wine world and opening the wine industry to newcomers in several countries.
May 25 – U.S. President Gerald Ford defeats challenger Ronald Reagan in 3 Republican presidential primaries: Kentucky, Tennessee and Oregon.
May 30 – Indianapolis 500 automobile race: Johnny Rutherford wins the (rain-shortened) shortest race in event history to date, at 102 laps or 408 kilometres (254 mi). May 31 – Syria intervenes in the Lebanese Civil War in opposition to the Palestine Liberation Organization, which it has previously supported.
June 1 – The United Kingdom and Iceland end the Third Cod War, with the UK accepting Iceland's extension of its territorial waters to 200 nautical miles in exchange for defined fishing rights.
June 4 – The Boston Celtics defeat the Phoenix Suns 128–126 in triple overtime in Game 5 of the National Basketball Association Finals at the Boston Garden. In 1997, the game is selected by a panel of experts as the greatest of the NBA's first 50 years.
June 5 – The Teton Dam collapses in southeast Idaho in the US, killing 11 people.
June 6 – The Double Six Crash, a plane crash in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, kills everyone on board, including Sabahan Chief Minister Tun Fuad Stephens.
June 12 – Alberto Demicheli, a jurist, is inaugurated as a civilian de facto President of Uruguay after Juan María Bordaberry is deposed by the military.
June 13 – Savage thunderstorms roll through the state of Iowa, spawning several tornadoes, including an F-5 tornado that destroys the town of Jordan.
June 14 – The trial begins at Oxford Crown Court in England of Donald Neilson, the multiple killer known as the Black Panther. He will be convicted and serve the remainder of his life in prison.
June 17 – The National Basketball Association and the American Basketball Association agree on the ABA–NBA merger.
Hundreds of Western tourists are moved from
Beirut and taken to safety in Syria by the U.S. military, following the murder of the U.S. Ambassador.
General elections are held in Italy, resulting in the best result for the Communist Party (PCI) in a general election. Czechoslovakia beats West Germany 5–3 on penalties to win Euro 76 when the game ends 2–2 after extra time.
June 25 – Strikes start in Poland ( Ursus, Radom, Płock) after communists raise food prices; they end on June 30.
June 26 – The CN Tower is opened in Toronto, the tallest free-standing land structure opens to the public.
July 2 – North Vietnam dissolves the Provisional Government of South Vietnam and unites the two countries to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
July 6 – The first class of women is inducted at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
German left-wing women terrorists Monika Berberich, Gabriella Rollnick, Juliane Plambeck and Inge Viett escape from the Lehrter Straße maximum security prison in
West Berlin. David Steel becomes leader of the UK's Liberal Party in the aftermath of the scandal which forced out Jeremy Thorpe.
mercenaries, three British and one American, are shot by firing squad in Angola, following the Luanda Trial. Seveso disaster: An explosion in Seveso, Italy, causes extended pollution to a large area in the neighborhood of Milan, with many evacuations and a large number of people affected by the toxic cloud.
July 12 – In the United States:
July 16– 20 – Albert Spaggiari and his gang break into the vault of the Société Generale Bank in Nice, France.
July 18 – 14-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci earns the first of seven perfect scores of 10 at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
July 19 – Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.
July 21 – A Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb kills Christopher Ewart-Biggs, new British ambassador to the Irish Republic, and Judith Cooke, a Northern Ireland Office private secretary, in Dublin; two others are seriously wounded but survive.
July 26 – In Los Angeles, Ronald Reagan announces his choice of liberal U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker as his vice presidential running mate, in an effort to woo moderate Republican delegates away from President Gerald Ford.
July 28 – The Tangshan earthquake flattens Tangshan, China, killing 242,769 people, and injuring 164,851.
July 29 – In New York City, the " Son of Sam" pulls a gun from a paper bag, killing one and seriously wounding another, in the first of a series of attacks that terrorize the city for the next year.
August 2 – A gunman murders Andrea Wilborn and Stan Farr and injures Priscilla Davis and Gus Gavrel, in an incident at Priscilla's mansion in Fort Worth, Texas. T. Cullen Davis, Priscilla's husband and one of the richest men in Texas, is tried and found innocent for Andrea's murder, involvement in a plot to kill several people (including Priscilla and a judge), and a wrongful death lawsuit. Cullen goes broke afterwards.
August 5 – The clock of " Big Ben" at the Palace of Westminster in London suffers internal damage and requires frequent repairs. The clock is stopped at times on 26 of the next 275 days.
August 6 – Former United Kingdom Postmaster General John Stonehouse is sentenced to 7 years' jail for fraud, theft and forgery.
August 7 – Viking program: enters into orbit around Viking 2 Mars.
August 8 – As part of the American Basketball Association–National Basketball Association merger, a dispersal draft is conducted to assign teams for the players on the two ABA franchises which have folded.
August 10— 13 – Hurricane Belle hits Long Island and southern New England. Twelve people are killed by the storm and damage is $100 million.
August 11 – A sniper rampage in Wichita, Kansas on a Holiday Inn results in 3 deaths while 7 others are wounded. 
August 16 – The Ramones make their first "professional" performance at CBGB in New York City.
August 18 – At Panmunjom, North Korea, two United States soldiers are killed while trying to chop down part of a tree in the Korean Demilitarized Zone which has obscured their view.
August 19 – U.S. President Gerald Ford edges out challenger Ronald Reagan to win the Republican Party presidential nomination in Kansas City.
August 21 – Disappearance of Andy Puglisi: Massachusetts child Angelo "Andy" Puglisi goes missing from a public pool near his home; the case is never solved.
August 24 – In Uruguay, the army captures Marcelo Gelman and his pregnant wife. Gelman is later killed and his wife disappears.
August 28 – Actress Anissa Jones, famous for playing Buffy Davis in the television series , is found dead of an accidental overdose in Family Affair Oceanside, California. August 30 – James Alexander George Smith McCartney is sworn in as the first chief minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
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October [ edit ]
October 4 – The InterCity 125 high-speed train is introduced in the United Kingdom.
October 8 – Thorbjörn Fälldin replaces Olof Palme as Prime Minister of Sweden.
October 9 – Pittsburgh Pirates baseball pitcher Bob Moose is killed in a car crash in Ohio on his 29th birthday.
October 10 – Taiwan Governor Hsieh Tung-min is injured by a letter bomb from a pro-independence activist.
October 12 – The People's Republic of China announces that Hua Guofeng is the successor to Mao Zedong as Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party following the latter's death on September 9 from a heart attack.
October 13 – The United States Commission on Civil Rights releases the report, Puerto Ricans in the Continental United States: An Uncertain Future, that documents that Puerto Ricans in the United States have a poverty rate of 33 percent in 1974 (up from 29 percent in 1970), the highest of all major racial-ethnic groups in the country (not including Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory).
October 18 – Ford officially launches volume production of the Fiesta car at its Valencia plant in Spain.
October 20 – The Mississippi River ferry MV is struck by a ship while crossing from George Prince Destrehan, Louisiana to Luling, Louisiana, killing 78 passengers and crew.
October 24 – James Hunt wins a very political Formula One World Championship by just 1 point driving a McLaren M23-D as rival Niki Lauda retires from the Japanese Grand Prix due to heavy rain.
October 25 – Clarence Norris, the last known survivor of the Scottsboro Boys, is pardoned.
October 26 – Transkei gains "independence" from South Africa. October 28 – British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins' book is published, introducing the term The Selfish Gene memetics.
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Diffie–Hellman key exchange cryptography is proposed.
November 2 – 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 4 – Mark Fidrych, pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, wins 1976 Major League Baseball Rookie Of The Year Award.
November 12 – Disappearance of Renee MacRae and her 3-year-old son Andrew from Inverness in Scotland; this becomes Britain's longest-running missing persons case. 
November 15 – The first megamouth shark is discovered off Oahu in Hawaii.
November 19 – Jaime Ornelas Camacho takes office as the first President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal.
November 24 – 1976 Çaldıran–Muradiye earthquake: Between 4,000 and 5,000 are killed in a 7.3 earthquake at Van and Muradiye in eastern Turkey.
November 25 – In San Francisco, The Band holds its farewell concert, . The Last Waltz
November 29 – The New York Yankees sign free agent Reggie Jackson to a five-year $3 million contract, setting the precedent for lucrative multi-year contracts for Major League Baseball players in years to come.
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December 4 – The Central African Republic officially becomes a monarchy as the Central African Empire, and President Jean-Bedel Bokassa proclaims himself Emperor Bokassa I.
December 5 – The Japanese general election takes place, and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party loses its majority in the 511-member House of Representatives, but remains the largest party with 249 seats.
December 6 – The Viet Cong is disbanded, and its former members become a part of the Vietnam People's Army.
December 8 – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is established by the five Latinos in the United States Congress: Herman Badillo of the Bronx, E. de la Garza and Henry B. Gonzalez of Texas, Edward R. Roybal of California, and the nonvoting Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, Baltasar Corrada del Río.
December 10 – The United Nations General Assembly adopts the Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques.
December 23 – A new volcano, Murara, erupts in eastern Zaire.
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January [ edit ]
January 3 – Angelos Basinas, Greek footballer
January 5 – Shintarō Asanuma, Japanese voice actor
January 6 – Johnny Yong Bosch, American actor and musician
January 19 – Marsha Thomason, English actress
January 21 – Emma Bunton, English musician ( Spice Girls) 
January 22 – TJ Trinidad, Filipino actor
January 24 – Paul Bowman, Australian rugby league player
January 26 – Yasmine Belmadi, French actor (d. 2009)
Ahn Jung-hwan, South Korean footballer and television personality Maia Estianty, Indonesian musician, music producer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman and television personality
January 30 – Andy Milonakis, American actor, writer, rapper, comedian and streamer
February [ edit ]
February 4 – Cam'ron, African-American rapper
February 9 – Charlie Day, American actor
February 10 – Lance Berkman, American baseball player
February 10 – Keeley Hawes, British actress
February 11 – Brice Beckham, American actor
February 14 – Erica Leerhsen, American actress
February 15 – Brandon Boyd, American singer-songwriter and author
February 17 – Svein Berge, Norwegian musician ( Röyksopp)
February 21 – Michael McIntyre, British stand-up comedian
February 25 – Rashida Jones, American actress, writer, model and musician
February 27 – Yukari Tamura, Japanese voice actress and songwriter
February 27 – Barry Opdam, Dutch footballer
February 27 – Tony Gonzalez, American football player
April 3 – Will Mellor, English actor
April 4 – James Roday, American actor, director and screenwriter
April 6 – Candace Cameron Bure, American actress
April 7 – Eric Wareheim, American comedian
April 9 –
April 10 – Jan Werner Danielsen, Norwegian singer (d. 2006)
April 12 – Andrei Lipanov, Russian ice skater
April 14 – Anna DeForge, American basketball player
April 22 – Michał Żewłakow, Polish footballer
April 23 – Darren Huckerby, English footballer
April 26 – Elisabet Reinsalu, Estonian actress
April 27 – Sally Hawkins, English actress
April 28 – Michael Carbonaro, American actor, magician and improv artist
April 30 – Ankaralı Namık, Turkish singer
Jason Michaels, American baseball player Anza, Japanese actress and singer best known for playing the character of in some Sailor Moon musical Sailor Moon
May 14 – Martine McCutcheon, British actress and singer
May 16 – Ana Paula Valadão, Brazilian worship leader, singer-songwriter, pastor, author and television presenter
May 19 – Kevin Garnett, African-American basketball player
May 20 – Ramón Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
May 26 – Paul Collingwood, English cricketer
June 1 – Angela Perez Baraquio, Miss America 2001
June 3 – Jamie McMurray, American race car driver
June 4 – Alexei Navalny, Russian lawyer and political activist
June 8 – Lindsay Davenport, American tennis player
June 12 – Thomas Sørensen, Danish football goalkeeper
June 14 – Alan Carr, English comedian
June 16 – Tom Lenk, American actor
June 20 – Juliano Belletti, Brazilian footballer
June 21 – Antonio Cochran, American football player
June 24 – Suhaimi Mat Hassan, Malaysian football referee
June 27 – Joseph Sikora, American actor
July 6 – Dimitrije Banjac, Serbian actor, comedian and screenwriter
July 11 – Eduardo Nájera, Mexican basketball player
July 13 – Lisa Riley, British actress and presenter
July 14 – Geraint Jones, Papua New Guinea cricketer
July 23 – Judit Polgár, Hungarian chess player
July 25 – Timur Mutsurayev, Chechen bard
July 26 – Martha Roby, American politician
July 28 – Jacoby Shaddix, American singer July 31 – Rod Monroe, American football player (d. 2017)
August 2 – Sam Worthington, English-born Australian actor
August 3 – Sarah Kendall, Australian-born comedian
August 5 – Napoleon Beazley, juvenile offender (d. 2002)
August 11 – Will Friedle, American actor, voice actor, writer and comedian
August 14 – Maya Nasri, Lebanese actress and singer
August 16 – Kadri Rämmeld, Estonian actress
August 23 – Scott Caan, American actor
August 25 – Alexander Skarsgård, Swedish actor
August 26 – Mike Colter, American actor
August 29 – Luana Piovani, Brazilian actress and model
August 30 – Cristian Gonzáles, Uruguayan-born Indonesian footballer August 31 – Roque Júnior, Brazilian footballer
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September 4 – Brian Myrow, American baseball player
September 5 – Carice van Houten, Dutch actress
September 7 – Stevie Case, American video game celebrity
September 8 – Sjeng Schalken, Dutch tennis player
September 10 – Gustavo Kuerten, Brazilian tennis player
September 12 – Maciej Żurawski, Polish footballer
September 13 – Puma Swede, Swedish pornographic actress
September 15 – Rob Wiethoff, American actor
September 16 – Tina Barrett, English singer ( S Club 7)
September 17 – Nicole Reinhart, American track and road racing cyclist (d. 2000)
September 18 – Ronaldo, Brazilian footballer
September 23 – Rob James-Collier, British actor and model
September 24 – Stephanie McMahon-Levesque, American wrestling promoter
September 27 – Francesco Totti, Italian footballer
September 28 – Fedor Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial arts fighter September 29 – Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian footballer
October [ edit ]
Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, Iraqi-born leader of the Islamic state (d. 2022)
October 2 – Anita Kulcsár, Hungarian handball player (d. 2005)
October 3 – Seann William Scott, American actor and producer
October 8 – Peter Stickles, American actor
October 11 – Emily Deschanel, American actress
October 14 – Chang Chen, Taiwanese actor
October 15 – Yoon Son-ha, South Korean actress
October 18 – Galder, Norwegian musician
Dan Fogler, American actor, comedian and writer Plamen Goranov, Bulgarian photographer, mountain climber and a Varna-based local protest leader (d. 2013)
October 25 – Steve Jones, Northern Irish footballer
October 29 – Stephen Craigan, Northern Irish footballer October 31 – Piper Perabo, American actress
November [ edit ]
December [ edit ]
December 4 – Amie Comeaux, American country music singer (d. 1997)
December 6 – Alicia Machado, Venezuelan beauty queen, Miss Universe 1996
December 14 – Leland Chapman, American bail bondsman
December 15 – Baichung Bhutia, Indian footballer
December 21 – Mirela Maniani, Greek javelin thrower
December 24 – Ángel Matos, Cuban taekwondo athlete
December 27 – Fernando Pisani, Canadian ice-hockey player
December 28 – Joe Manganiello, American actor
December 28 - Deddy Corbuzier, Indonesian actor, YouTuber and magician.
December 29 – Danny McBride, American actor, comedian and writer
December 31 – Ceza, Turkish rapper December 31
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January [ edit ]
January 3 – John Ainsworth-Davis, Welsh surgeon and athlete (b. 1895)
January 8 – Zhou Enlai, 1st Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898)
January 10 – Howlin' Wolf, American blues singer (b. 1910)
January 12 – Agatha Christie, English detective fiction writer (b. 1890) 
January 13 – Margaret Leighton, English actress (b. 1922)
January 15 – Gengo Hyakutake, Japanese admiral (b. 1882)
January 19 – Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (b. 1886)
January 22 – Hermann Jónasson, Icelandic politician, 7th Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1896)
January 23 – Paul Robeson, American actor, singer, writer and activist (b. 1898)
January 24 – Emil Bodnăraș, Romanian communist politician and army officer and Soviet agent (b. 1904)
January 26 – Gabriele Allegra, Italian Roman Catholic priest and blessed (b. 1907)
January 29 – Jesse Fuller, American one-man band musician (b. 1896) January 31 – Ernesto Miranda, American criminal and namesake of the Miranda right (b. 1941)
February [ edit ]
February 4 – Roger Livesey, Welsh actor (b. 1906)
February 6 – Ritwik Ghatak, Bengali filmmaker and script writer (b. 1925)
February 9 – Percy Faith, Canadian bandleader, orchestrator, composer and conductor (b. 1908)
February 12 – Sal Mineo, American actor (b. 1939)
February 17 – Jean Servais, Belgian actor (b. 1910)
February 22 – Florence Ballard, American singer ( ) (b. The Supremes 1943)
February 23 – L. S. Lowry, British artist (b. 1887) February 26 – Frieda Inescort, Scottish-born actress (b. 1901)
March 4 – Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (b. 1886)
March 6 – Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom, American boxer and actor (b. 1907)
March 8 – Alfons Rebane, Estonian military commander (b. 1908)
March 10 – Haddon Sundblom, Swedish illustrator and American artist (b. 1899)
March 14 – Busby Berkeley, American choreographer and director (b. 1895)
March 17 – Luchino Visconti, Italian theatre and film director (b. 1906)
March 19 – Paul Kossoff, British rock guitarist ( ) (b. Free 1950)
March 21 – Vladimir Peter "Spider" Sabich, American alpine pro ski racing champion (1971, 1972), Olympic skier ( ) and homicide victim (b. 1968 Winter Olympics 1945)
March 25 – Josef Albers, German-American artist (b. 1888)
March 28 – Richard Arlen, American actor (b. 1899) March 31 – Paul Strand, American photographer (b. 1890)
April 4 – Harry Nyquist, American information theory pioneer (b. 1889)
April 5 – Howard Hughes, American aviation pioneer, film director and millionaire recluse (b. 1905)
April 8 – Renato Petronio, Italian rower (b. 1891)
April 9 – Phil Ochs, American singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
April 12 – Miriam Cooper, American actress (b. 1891)
April 13 – Sabri al-Asali, Syrian politician, 3-time Prime Minister of Syria (b. 1903)
April 14 – Mariano Ospina Pérez, Colombian politician, 17th President of Colombia (b. 1891)
April 18 – Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1895)
April 26 – Andrei Grechko, Soviet general, Minister of Defence (b. 1903)
May 3 – Ernie Nevers, American football player (b. 1902)
May 11 – Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect (b. 1898)
May 12 – Keith Relf, British rock musician ( ) (b. The Yardbirds 1943)
May 24 – Hugo Wieslander, Swedish Olympic athlete (b. 1889)
May 27 – Ruth McDevitt, American actress (b. 1895)
May 28 – Zainul Abedin, Bangladeshi painter (b. 1914)
May 30 – Mitsuo Fuchida, Japanese aviator, naval officer and Christian evangelist (b. 1902) May 31 – Jacques Monod, French biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1910)
July 4 – Yonatan Netanyahu, Israeli commando leader (b. 1946)
July 6 – Zhu De, Head of State of China, China Red Army Commander-in-Chief (b. 1886)
July 11 – León de Greiff, Colombian poet (b. 1895)
July 12 – James Wong Howe, American cinematographer (b. 1899)
July 14 – Joachim Peiper, German military leader (b. 1915)
July 15 – Paul Gallico, American novelist, short story and sports writer (b. 1897)
July 16 – Wilhelmina von Bremen, American sprint runner (b. 1909)
July 22 – Sir Mortimer Wheeler, British archaeologist (b. 1890)
July 23 – Basil Hopko, Czechoslovak Roman Catholic bishop and saint (b. 1904)
July 24 – Afro Basaldella, Italian painter (b. 1912)
July 29 – Mickey Cohen, American gangster (b. 1913) July 30 – Rudolf Bultmann, German Lutheran theologian (b. 1884)
August 2 – Fritz Lang, Austrian-German-American filmmaker, screenwriter and occasional film producer (b. 1890)
August 9 – José Lezama Lima, Cuban writer and poet (b. 1910)
August 10 – Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, German painter (b. 1884)
August 12 – Tom Driberg, British politician/journalist (b. 1905) 
August 22 – Juscelino Kubitschek, 21st President of Brazil (b. 1902)
August 25 – Eyvind Johnson, Swedish novelist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature (b. 1900)
August 26 – Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (b. 1888)
August 28 – Anissa Jones, American actress and student (b. 1958) August 29 – Jimmy Reed, American blues musician (b. 1925)
September [ edit ]
September 5 – Arthur Gilligan, English cricket captain (b. 1894)
September 9 – Mao Zedong, Chinese revolutionary and political theorist, Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party (b. 1893)
September 10 – Dalton Trumbo, American screenwriter and novelist (b. 1905)
September 13 – Camilo Ponce Enríquez, Ecuadorian political figure, 30th President of Ecuador (b. 1912)
September 14 – Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, (b. 1893)
September 15 – Josef Sudek, Czech photographer (b. 1896)
September 16 – Bertha Lutz, Brazilian zoologist, politician, diplomat and feminist (b. 1894)
September 21 – Orlando Letelier, Chilean economist, politician and diplomat (assassinated) (b. 1932)
September 26 – Leopold Ružička, Yugoslav chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887) September 28 – Raymond Collishaw, Canadian World War I fighter ace (b. 1893)
October [ edit ]
November [ edit ]
November 8 – Gottfried von Cramm, German tennis player (b. 1909)
November 9 – Armas Taipale, Finnish Olympic athlete (b. 1890)
November 11 – Alexander Calder, American sculptor (b. 1898)
November 15 – Jean Gabin, French actor (b. 1904)
November 18 – Man Ray, American artist (b. 1890)
November 20 – Trofim Lysenko, Soviet biologist and agronomist of Ukrainian origin (b. 1898)
November 23 – André Malraux, French novelist (b. 1901) 
November 28 – Rosalind Russell, American actress (b. 1907)
November 29 – Godfrey Cambridge, American comedian and actor (b. 1933) November 30 – Ivan Yakubovsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1912)
December [ edit ]
Nobel Prizes [ edit ]
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