1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter DC), the 1976th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 976th year of the 2nd millennium, the 76th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1970s decade.
Real World Events
- Brandywine Productions picks up the rights to Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett's Alien script. Partners David Giler and Walter Hill begin a series of rewrites.
- H. R. Giger completes his lithograph Necronom IV, which would provide the basis for the Xenomorph design.
- Artist Menton Matthews III is born.
- Actor Sterling K. Brown is born.
- Actor Derek Phillips is born.
- Actress Carrie Henn is born.
- Actor Liam O'Brien is born.
- Actor Logan Marshall-Green is born.
- Director Colin Strause is born.
- Actor Steven Pasquale is born.
- Actor Danny McBride is born.