This article is a date listing important or significant events that happened (or will happen) on events for the year 1976
- May 4 – Republicans Laurence Brunton and Edwin E. Gatewood, Jr] place first and second in City Council elections with Nancy K. O'Brien coming in third place.
- July 2 – Nancy K. O'Brien selected as Mayor at her first meeting on Charlottesville City Council. 
- Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, July 2, 1976.