Historical Events In 1977
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Sep 24 On this day in history ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards
Sep 25 Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician, dies at 78 on this day in history.
Sep 26 Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY on this day in history.
Sep 29 On this day in history alexander Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, Russian composer, dies at 78
Sep 29 Muhammad Ali won a unanimous, 15-round decision over Earnie Shavers in the year 1977.
Sep 29 Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit on this day in history.
Sep 30 In the year 1977 ringo releases "Ringo the 4th" album
Oct 01 Brazilian soccer great Pele' retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games in the year 1977.
Oct 04 Pier 39 opens in SF on this day in history.
Oct 09 Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock on this day in history.
Oct 11 On this day in history mason Gross, professor (Think Fast, 2 for the Money), dies at 66
Oct 11 Soyuz 25 returns to Earth in the year 1977.
Oct 12 4th test of the space shuttle Enterprise on this day in history.
Oct 12 In the year 1977 doris Davenport, actress (Behind the News, Westerner), dies at 81
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 Bing Crosby, singer/actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74 in the year 1977.
Oct 14 Linda Ronstadt sings the national anthem at the 74th World Series on this day in history.
Oct 15 Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life," goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks in the year 1977.
Oct 15 Ralph Truman, actor (Henry V, Treasure Island), dies at 77 in the year 1977.
Oct 16 Michael Balcon, producer, dies at 81 in the year 1977.
Oct 17 Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament in the year 1977.
Oct 17 Robert C "Cal" Hubbard, US baseball player/umpire, dies at 77 in the year 1977.
Oct 17 In the year 1977 west German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia freeing all 86 hostages & killing 3 of the 4 hijackers
Oct 18 Rolph Grant, cricketer (West Indian capt on 1939 England tour), dies in the year 1977.
Oct 19 Supersonic Concorde jet's first landing in NYC on this day in history.
Oct 20 In the year 1977 3 members of rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd die in charter plane crash
Oct 20 On this day in history cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28
Oct 21 On this day in history ferit Tuzun, composer, dies at 48
Oct 22 On this day in history international Sun-Earth Explorers 1 & 2 launched into Earth orbit
Oct 23 Panamanians vote 2 1 to approve the new Canal treaties in the year 1977.
Oct 23 Panamanians vote 2:1 to approve the new Canal treaties on this day in history.
Oct 26 In the year 1977 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