1976 Newspaper

Commemorate a special occasion with an Original Newspaper gift from 1976

Historic Newspapers have a large archive of original newspapers from the year 1976. Our archive features an impressive range of titles and these old newspapers make a wonderful birthday or anniversary present.

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Original Newspaper Gift from 1976

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. The Newspaper Gift offers a wonderful trip down memory lane and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Your newspaper present can be further personalised by adding the recipient’s name and your own greeting on a Certificate of Authenticity, which acts as a guarantee that your newspaper is a genuine original newspaper.

News Headlines from 1976

To whet your appetite for what could be covered in your newspaper gift, here are a selection of the key events that newspapers were reporting on in the year 1976:

Date Event
21st January 1976The first commercial Concorde flight takes off.
4th February 1976The 1976 Winter Olympics open in Innsbruck, Austria.
1st March 1976Home Secretary Merlyn Rees ends Special Category Status for those sentenced for scheduled terrorist crimes relating to the civil violence in Northern Ireland.
16th March 1976 Harold Wilson resigns as Prime Minister.
26th March 1976The Queen sends the first royal e-mail.
3rd April 1976The United Kingdom wins the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest. The country is represented by Brotherhood of Man, with the song “Save Your Kisses for Me“.
5th April 1976 James Callaghan becomes the new Prime Minister.
16th April 1976As a measure to curb population growth, the minimum age for marriage in India is raised to twenty-one years for men and eighteen years for women.
14th June 1976The trial of Donald Neilson begins at Oxford Crown Court. The killer is also known as the 'Black Panther'.
20th June 1976Czechoslovakia beats West Germany 5-3 on penalties to win the 1976 European Football Championships. The game had ended 2-2 after extra time.
3rd July 1976The Great Heat Wave reaches its peak in the United Kingdom. The country had already been struggling with a drought.
17th July 1976The 1976 Summer Olympics open in Montreal, Canada.
27th July 1976The United Kingdom breaks diplomatic relations with Uganda.
5th August 1976 ‘Big Ben’ suffers internal damage and the clock stops working for over nine months.
14th August 1976 Ten thousand Protestant and Catholic women demonstrate for peace in Northern Ireland.
25th September 1976The Irish rock band U2 is formed after drummer Larry Mullen Jr. posts a note seeking members for a band on the notice board of his Dublin school.
19th October 1976 The Chimpanzee is placed on the list of endangered species.
3rd December 1976 Bob Marley and his manager Don Taylor are shot in an assassination attempt in Kingston, Jamaica.
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A Newspaper From 1976

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).

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