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Timeline for 1976
20th century | 1970s

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In 1976, San Francisco, Carolyn McConnell met the Eighth Doctor and Sam Jones, who were hunting vampires. (PROSE: Vampire Science)

Dated events

On 12 January, Agatha Christie died (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp) and John Dixon was born. (AUDIO: Cuddlesome)

On 28 May, Deborah and Barry Castle got married. Also on this day, Eighth Doctor spent some time with a young widow named Claudia. (PROSE: Father Time)

In June, the Vardans attempted an invasion of Earth with the Monk's assistance. (PROSE: No Future)

On 11 July, a meteorite landed in New York City's Central Park, temporarily giving Alice Trefusis super-powers. (AUDIO: Starfall)

Undated events

In some timelines, (PROSE: The Enfolded Time) Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart retired from UNIT and became a maths teacher at Brendon Public School. (TV: Mawdryn Undead) Just after telling the UN he was retiring, Lethbridge-Stewart was taken from time by the Accord and copied to help stabilise the temporal instability concerning the 1970s and 1980s being melded together. He was returned to his present time and retained no memory of the incident. (PROSE: The Enfolded Time)

James Callaghan of the Labour Party became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in this year. He served in that position until 1979. (AUDIO: The Oseidon Adventure) He was succeeded by Margaret Thatcher. (TV: Tooth and Claw, Father's Day)

How I Saved the World by Alexander Lullington-Smythe was published by Aphrodite Press. It was "very publicly discredited" in 1978. (PROSE: Salvation)

At St Benedict's School in Perivale, Chad Boyle almost hit Dorothy McShane with a brick, but was stopped by the adult Ace. In an alternative timeline, Boyle succeeded in hitting her, and killed her. The Timewyrm recruited him in her battle against the Seventh Doctor and Ace. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Revelation)

Two priests who were members of the Order of Saint Peter pursued a vampire from Poland to Los Angeles and destroyed it. One of them stayed behind to found a chapter of the order there, and later became the father of Becky Lee Kowalczyck. (AUDIO: Minuet in Hell)

The portmanteau film Doctor Demonic's Tales of Terror was made in Britain. It starred Sir Jack Merrivale and Nyssa and was directed by Martin Ashcroft. The Fifth Doctor served as the film's technical adviser. (AUDIO: Special Features)

The novel The Hand of Time by Marnal was published. (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles)

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