1976

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Events

Dated Events

  • Real World: January 12. The Palestinian Liberation Organization is admitted by the United Nations Security Council.
  • Real World: July 3. The U.S. Supreme Court deems the death penalty not "cruel and unusual punishment" in Gregg v. Georgia.
  • Real World: July 31. A photograph taken by Viking 1, displaying a land formation resembling a human face, is released by NASA.

Undated Events

  • Planet of the Apes (Films): All information concerning the two lost spaceships and the secrets of the future as revealed by Cornelius and Zira was locked away under heavy top-secret security clearance. Few are allowed access to it. At this time, Armando gives Milo the name of "Caesar". (Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Battle for the Planet of the Apes)
  • Tick (Animated): The Terror (still holding a grudge against Teddy Roosevelt after his defeat in 1903) tries to punch out Mt. Rushmore. ("The Tick vs. Arthur's Bank Account")

Births

Deaths

New Fictional Works

Notable Books

Inferno by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, The Dark Side of the Sun by Terry Pratchett.

Notable Films

At the Earth's Core, A Boy and His Dog, Burnt Offerings, Carrie, Deadly Harvest, Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (TV movie), Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde, Eaten Alive, Embryo, Food of the Gods, Futureworld, Grizzly, Infra-Man, King Kong, King Solomon's Treasure, Land of the Minotaur, Logan's Run, The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Omen, Robin and Marian, The Savage Bees, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, The Shaggy D.A., Squirm, Swashbuckler, The Tenant, To the Devil, A Daughter, Track of the Moon Beast.

Notable Comic Books

Superman vs. Spider-Man.

Notable Television Series

  • Beginning: Ark II, The Bionic Woman, The New Avengers, The Story of David (miniseries), Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle, Wonder Woman.
  • Continuing: Doctor Who (Season 14), Land of the Lost (Season 3), The Six Million Dollar Man (Season 3), Space: 1999 (Season 2), Survivors (Season 2), The Tomorrow People (Season 4).
  • Ending: The Invisible Man, Return to the Planet of the Apes.


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