January 1976 in history

January 1976 events chronologically

Jan 2 The Gale of January 1976 begins, which results in coastal flooding around the southern North Sea coasts, resulting in at least 82 deaths and US$1.3 billion in damage
Jan 3 The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights comes into effect
Jan 4 The Troubles: The Ulster Volunteer Force shoots dead six Irish Catholic civilians in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The next day, gunmen shoot dead ten Protestant civilians nearby in retaliation
Jan 5 The Khmer Rouge proclaim the Constitution of Democratic Kampuchea
Jan 5 The Troubles: In response to the killing of six Catholics the night before, gunmen shoot dead ten Protestant civilians after stopping their minibus at Kingsmill in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK
Jan 12 The United Nations Security Council votes 11-1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights)
Jan 15 Gerald Ford's would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1976

Jan 7 Alfonso Soriano a Dominican former professional baseball outfielder, designated hitter, and second baseman. He played in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, and Washington Nationals, and in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Jan 13 Mario Yepes a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a defender for San Lorenzo. Yepes was well known for his time in Paris Saint-Germain where he was considered to be one of the best defenders at the time dubbing him as 'Super Mario' before moving to Chievo. He has also been the captain of the Colombian national team since 2008. Yepes is one of the last active players of the original members of the Colombian golden generation during their dying years where they won the 2001 Copa América. Thus, with the current golden generation, he's played in both the '90s golden generation to the present golden team, along with Faryd Mondragón
Jan 21 Emma Bunton an English pop singer, best known as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls formed in the 1990s. Bunton is known as Baby Spice as she is the youngest member. In 2009 she began as a radio presenter on the Heart Breakfast show in London with Jamie Theakston and presenting her own show on Saturday between 5pm and 7pm
Jan 23 Nigel McGuinness an English retired professional wrestler, better known by the ring names Desmond Wolfe and Nigel McGuinness. As McGuinness he first gained notoriety working for Ring of Honor in the United States and Pro Wrestling Noah in Japan. He was the longest reigning ROH Pure Champion, holding the title for 350 days, while also being a former ROH World Champion, holding the championship for 545 days. In October 2009 Haworth signed a contract with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling , where he worked as Desmond Wolfe until June 2011. The following August, Haworth, once again working as Nigel McGuinness, returned to ROH to work as a color commentator. Haworth retired from in-ring competition on December 17, 2011
Jan 27 Ruby Lin a Taiwanese actress, television producer, artistic director and pop singer. A popular actress, she has over 50 million followers on Sina Weibo
Jan 27 Ahn Jung-hwan a South Korean former football player. He made world headlines by scoring the winning golden goal for South Korea against Italy in the 2002 FIFA World Cup second round, and earning him dismissal from the Italian club Perugia
Jan 28 Rick Ross an American rapper. In 2009, Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums Deeper Than Rap , Teflon Don , God Forgives, I Don't , Mastermind and Hood Billionaire. Ross was also the first artist signed to Diddy's management company Ciroc Entertainment. In early 2012, MTV named Ross as the Hottest MC in the Game

Top 7 most famous people died in January 1976

Jan 5 Mal Evans best known as the road manager, assistant, and a friend of the Beatles.
Jan 5 John A. Costello one of the main legal advisors to the government of the Irish Free State after independence, Attorney General of Ireland from 1926 to 1932 and Taoiseach from 1948 to 1951 and 1954 to 1957.
Jan 8 Zhou Enlai the first Premier of the People's Republic of China, serving from October 1949 until his death in January 1976. Zhou served under Mao Zedong and was instrumental in consolidating the control of the Communist Party's rise to power, forming foreign policy, and developing the Chinese economy
Jan 10 Howlin' Wolf an influential American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player. With a booming voice and looming physical presence, he is one of the best-known Chicago blues artists. Musician and critic Cub Koda noted, "no one could match Howlin' Wolf for the singular ability to rock the house down to the foundation while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of its wits"; producer Sam Phillips added "When I heard Howlin' Wolf, I said, 'This is for This is where the soul of man never dies'". Several of his songs, such as "Smokestack Lightnin'", "Back Door Man", "Killing Floor" and "Spoonful" have become blues and blues rock standards. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 51 on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time"
Jan 12 Agatha Christie an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigations of such characters as Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple, Mr Satterthwaite, and Tommy and Tuppence. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, The Mousetrap
Jan 14 Abdul Razak Hussein the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, ruling from 1970 to 1976.
Jan 23 Paul Robeson an American singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. At Rutgers College, he was an outstanding football player, then had an international career in singing, as well as acting in theater and movies. He became politically involved in response to the Spanish Civil War, fascism, and social injustices. His advocacy of anti-imperialism, affiliation with communism, and criticism of the United States government caused him to be blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Ill health forced him into retirement from his career. He remained until his death an advocate of the political stances he took