Historical Events In 1977
Sunday, 09 May 2021
Sep 24 Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards in the year 1977.
Sep 25 In the year 1977 sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician, dies at 78
Sep 26 In the year 1977 sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY
Sep 29 On this day in history alexander Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, Russian composer, dies at 78
Sep 29 On this day in history muhammad Ali won a unanimous, 15-round decision over Earnie Shavers
Sep 29 On this day in history soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit
Sep 30 On this day in history ringo releases "Ringo the 4th" album
Oct 01 Brazilian soccer great Pele' retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games on this day in history.
Oct 04 In the year 1977 pier 39 opens in SF
Oct 09 Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock in the year 1977.
Oct 11 Mason Gross, professor (Think Fast, 2 for the Money), dies at 66 in the year 1977.
Oct 11 On this day in history soyuz 25 returns to Earth
Oct 12 On this day in history 4th test of the space shuttle Enterprise
Oct 12 Doris Davenport, actress (Behind the News, Westerner), dies at 81 in the year 1977.
Oct 12 US Supreme Court heard arguments in "reverse discrimination" case of Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to U of Calif Med School in the year 1977.
Oct 14 In the year 1977 bing Crosby, singer/actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74
Oct 14 On this day in history linda Ronstadt sings the national anthem at the 74th World Series
Oct 15 On this day in history debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life," goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks
Oct 15 In the year 1977 ralph Truman, actor (Henry V, Treasure Island), dies at 77
Oct 16 In the year 1977 michael Balcon, producer, dies at 81
Oct 17 Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament on this day in history.
Oct 17 On this day in history robert C "Cal" Hubbard, US baseball player/umpire, dies at 77
Oct 17 West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia freeing all 86 hostages & killing 3 of the 4 hijackers on this day in history.
Oct 18 Rolph Grant, cricketer (West Indian capt on 1939 England tour), dies on this day in history.
Oct 19 On this day in history supersonic Concorde jet's first landing in NYC
Oct 20 On this day in history 3 members of rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd die in charter plane crash
Oct 20 In the year 1977 cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28
Oct 21 Ferit Tuzun, composer, dies at 48 in the year 1977.
Oct 22 International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 & 2 launched into Earth orbit in the year 1977.
Oct 23 On this day in history panamanians vote 2 1 to approve the new Canal treaties
Oct 23 On this day in history panamanians vote 2:1 to approve the new Canal treaties
Oct 26 On this day in history 5th & final test of space shuttle Enterprise
Oct 26 On this day in history dr Clifford R Wharton Jr named chancellor of State University of NY
Oct 27 On this day in history james M Cain, US writer (Postman Always Rings Twice), dies at 85