Historical Events In 1977
Monday, 03 August 2020
Sep 24 Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards on this day in history.
Sep 25 On this day in history sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician, dies at 78
Sep 26 Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY in the year 1977.
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 on this day in history.
Sep 29 Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit on this day in history.
Sep 30 Ringo releases "Ringo the 4th" album on this day in history.
Oct 01 In the year 1977 brazilian soccer great Pele' retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games
Oct 04 Pier 39 opens in SF in the year 1977.
Oct 09 Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock on this day in history.
Oct 11 Mason Gross, professor (Think Fast, 2 for the Money), dies at 66 on this day in history.
Oct 11 Soyuz 25 returns to Earth on this day in history.
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 In the year 1977 uS Supreme Court heard arguments in "reverse discrimination" case of Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to U of Calif Med School
Oct 14 On this day in history bing Crosby, singer/actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74
Oct 14 In the year 1977 linda Ronstadt sings the national anthem at the 74th World Series
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 on this day in history.
Oct 16 Michael Balcon, producer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
Oct 17 On this day in history canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament
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 in the year 1977.
Oct 18 On this day in history rolph Grant, cricketer (West Indian capt on 1939 England tour), dies
Oct 19 In the year 1977 supersonic Concorde jet's first landing in NYC
Oct 20 3 members of rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd die in charter plane crash in the year 1977.
Oct 20 Cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28 on this day in history.
Oct 21 In the year 1977 ferit Tuzun, composer, dies at 48
Oct 22 International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 & 2 launched into Earth orbit in the year 1977.
Oct 23 In the year 1977 panamanians vote 2 1 to approve the new Canal treaties
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 Dr Clifford R Wharton Jr named chancellor of State University of NY on this day in history.
Oct 27 In the year 1977 james M Cain, US writer (Postman Always Rings Twice), dies at 85