Korean politician Lyuh Woon-hyung is assassinated.
Nadia Com?neci becomes the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, died when the Piper Saratoga PA-32R aircraft he was piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard.
Twitter, later one of the largest social media platforms in the world, is launched.
Jane Goodall arrives at the Gombe Stream Reserve in present-day Tanzania to begin her famous study of chimpanzees in the wild.
The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Moscow and Sydney.
The 2006 Lebanon War begins.
The Hollywood Bowl opens.
The Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour by French DGSE agents, killing Fernando Pereira.