1976 Newspapers

Discover what happened in 1976 with an authentic 1976 newspaper providing coverage of all the highs and lows of the year, from the perspective of those who were present at the time. An historic newspaper is a wonderful way to gain a deeper understanding of what life was like in the past, and how it shaped the world we live in today.

Historic Newspapers has the largest collection of authentic newspapers in the world, featuring titles from publications such as The Times, The Guardian, and The Daily Mail.

1976 Original Newspapers
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1976 Original Newspapers

1976 News Headlines

Historic Newspapers’ collection of 1976 newspaper articles feature exciting tales and tragedies from all over the world. Take yourself or your loved one back to 1976 with first hand accounts of all the most memorable 1976 headlines.

1976 was the year the first commercial concorde flight took off, the United Kingdom won the Eurovision Song Contest, and James Callaghan became the new British Prime Minister. It was also the year that the Queen sent the first royal e-mail, Big Ben suffered internal damage and stopped operating for 9 months, and Bob Marley was shot in an assassination attempt. Read about all this and more in an original 1976 newspaper from our archive

21st January 1976
The first commercial Concorde flight takes off.

4th February 1976
The 1976 Winter Olympics open in Innsbruck, Austria.

1st March 1976
Home 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 1976
The Queen sends the first royal e-mail.

3rd April 1976
The 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 1976
As 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 1976
The trial of Donald Neilson begins at Oxford Crown Court. The killer is also known as the ‘Black Panther’.

20th June 1976
Czechoslovakia 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 1976
The Great Heat Wave reaches its peak in the United Kingdom. The country had already been struggling with a drought.

17th July 1976
The 1976 Summer Olympics open in Montreal, Canada.

27th July 1976
The 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 1976
The 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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product was 50 yrs old so expected it to be ancient looking but wasn't ready for the aroma, in fact it stunk. Had to air each page before I dare put it back in the box, so glad I didn't send direct to recipients.

  • Historic Newspapers Team May 28 2020

    Thank you for your review.

    We are so sorry to hear this.

    Due to the age of the paper it does mean that these can have a slight musky smell due to archiving, storage process and ageing. Unfortunately this is something that is out of our control.

    Once again, please do accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

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