What Happened in 1977

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 704

  • Jan 1st 1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means)
  • Jan 1st Belgium reapportions 2,359 communities into 596
  • Jan 1st Czech intellects begin Human Rights Group Chapter 77
  • Jan 1st 63rd Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #2 Michigan, 14-6
  • Jan 1st 43rd Sugar Bowl: #1 Pittsburgh beats #4 Georgia, 27-3; Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards
  • Jan 1st 43rd Orange Bowl: #11 Ohio State beats #12 Colorado, 27-10
  • Jan 2nd Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing
  • Jan 3rd Apple Computer, Inc incorporates
  • Jan 3rd Lindy McDaniel retires with 2nd most pitching appearances (987 games)
  • Jan 3rd Former Home Secretary Roy Jenkins announces his intention to be Britain's first President of the European Commission
  • Jan 3rd "The Police Tapes" premiere on New York City TV station WNET, based somewhat on 1960s NYPD officers who worked in its South Bronx
  • Jan 4th Mary Shane hired by Chicago White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play
  • Jan 6th EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
  • Jan 7th Human Rights Charter 77 established in Prague
  • Jan 9th "Porgy & Bess" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances
  • Jan 9th Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat Minnesota Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 9th 65th Men's Australian Open: Roscoe Tanner beats Guillermo Vilas (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • Jan 9th 65th Women's Australian Open: Kerry Melville Reid beats Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat (7-5, 6-2)
  • Jan 10th 20th hat trick in Islander history - Bobby Nystrom
  • Jan 11th Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow
  • Jan 11th Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
  • Jan 11th France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics
  • Jan 12th "Ipi Tombi" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • Jan 12th Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
  • Jan 14th "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 15th Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live"
  • Jan 15th Jane Blalock wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
  • Jan 16th Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders
  • Jan 17th KC releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams
  • Jan 17th NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14
  • Jan 17th Zaire president Mobutu visits Belgium
  • Jan 17th Gary Gilmore is executed by firing squad in the Utah state prison, charged with murder
  • Jan 18th Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the SCG
  • Jan 18th Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease.
  • Jan 18th Australia's worst rail disaster occurs in Sydney, killing 83 people

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 19th Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Jan 19th US President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
  • Jan 19th World's largest crowd gathering - the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people
  • Jan 19th Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred. It also fell in the Bahamas.
  • Jan 20th George H. W. Bush ends term as 11th director of CIA
  • Jan 20th Mr Knoche, serves as acting director of CIA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 21st US President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Jan 23rd $1.5-million Serge Lepage dress exhibited, Paris
  • Jan 23rd Mini-series "Roots" premieres on ABC
  • Jan 24th Massacre of Atocha in Madrid: five labor lawyers murdered by fascists in Madridvduring the Spanish transition to democracy
  • Jan 26th Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai & Marine Tcherkasova are 1st to perform a quadruple twist lift, Helsinki

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 29th 34th Golden Globes: Rocky, Peter Finch, & Faye Dunaway win

Actress Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
  • Jan 30th 8th (final) part of "Roots" is most-watched US entertainment show ever (100 million)
  • Jan 30th Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW v Qld)
  • Jan 30th Edward W Stack replaces Paul Kerr president of Hall of Fame
  • Jan 31st Frenchman Francois Claustre freed, after 33 months as hostage in Chad
  • Jan 31st Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, & Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 31st 4th American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & Elton John win

  • Feb 1st Heavy blizzard in New England claims 100 lives
  • Feb 1st Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball
  • Feb 2nd Burn up of Salyut 4 Space Station (USSR)
  • Feb 2nd Radio Shack officially begins creating TRS-80 computer
  • Feb 2nd Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman
  • Feb 3rd Martin Dihigo John Lloyd elected to Hall of Fame
  • Feb 4th 30th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 at Vancouver
  • Feb 4th Elevated train jumps track, crashes onto Chicago st (11 die, 200 hurt)
  • Feb 4th Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" released
  • Feb 4th Wings release "Maybe I'm Amazed"
  • Feb 5th "CB Savage" by Rod Hart peaks at #67
  • Feb 5th "Dis-Gorilla (part 1)" by Rick Dees peaks at #56
  • Feb 5th "In The Mood" by Henhouse 5 Plus Too (Ray Stevens) peaks at #40
  • Feb 5th "Turn Loose On My Leg" by Jim Stafford peaks at #98
  • Feb 5th "Up Your Nose" by Gabriel Kaplan peaks at #91
  • Feb 5th General Mills Adventure Theater premieres on CBS radio
  • Feb 5th Sugar Ray Leonard beats Luis Vega in 6 rounds in his 1st pro fight
  • Feb 5th US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
  • Feb 5th US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
  • Feb 6th 4th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 4-0
  • Feb 6th Alain Prieur jumps his motorcycle 65 m over 16 buses, near Paris
  • Feb 6th Harley Race beats Terry Funk in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ
  • Feb 7th Soyuz 24 launches with 2 cosmonauts
  • Feb 8th Earthquake in SF, at 5.0, strongest since 1966

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 8th Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sentenced on obscenity charges

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt
  • Feb 10th "Party with Comden & Green" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • Feb 10th Bomb explosion in Moscow metro
  • Feb 10th Jonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx NY named in honor of Bronx-born Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebbe Raid (1976)
  • Feb 11th 20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia (heaviest known crustacean)
  • Feb 12th Toronto Maple Leafs shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
  • Feb 13th "Guys & Dolls" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 239 performances
  • Feb 13th "Ipi Tombi" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • Feb 13th "Robber Bridegroom" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 145 performances
  • Feb 13th Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship
  • Feb 13th Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
  • Feb 13th 27th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 125-124 at Milwaukee
  • Feb 15th Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election
  • Feb 16th USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 18th George Harrison releases "True Love"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Feb 18th Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on its maiden flight
  • Feb 18th Test Cricket debuts of Colin Croft & Joel Garner v Pakistan Bridgetown
  • Feb 18th Kiss play their first concert in Madison Square Garden (NYC)
  • Feb 19th 19th Grammy Awards: This Masquerade, Starland Vocal Band
  • Feb 19th A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
  • Feb 19th Doug Walters scores 250 v NZ, 217 stand for 7th wicket w/Gilmour
  • Feb 19th France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Feb 19th Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 850

  • Jan 1st Hasan Salihamidžić, Bosnian footballer
  • Jan 1st Keeley Hawes, British actress
  • Jan 2nd Ales Pisa, Czech ice hockey player
  • Jan 2nd Scott Proctor, American baseball player
  • Jan 3rd Beata Handra, dance skater (& Sinek-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 3rd Lee Bowyer, English footballer
  • Jan 3rd A.J. Burnett, American baseball player
  • Jan 3rd Mayumi Iizuka, Japanese voice actress (seiyū)
  • Jan 4th Irán Castillo, Mexican actress
  • Jan 4th Dan Shanahan, Irish hurler
  • Jan 4th Tim Wheeler, Irish singer (Ash)
  • Jan 6th Amy Zappone, Wolcott Connecticut, Miss America-Connecticut (1996)
  • Jan 6th Stacey Gartrell, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jan 7th Dustin Diamond, actor (Screech-Saved By Bell), born in San Jose, California
  • Jan 7th Michelle Behennah, British model
  • Jan 7th John Gidding, American architect and TV host (Designed to Sell)
  • Jan 8th Pearl Amoah, Miss Universe-Ghana (1996)
  • Jan 8th Ryan Frances, actor (Trevor-Sisters)
  • Jan 8th Amber Benson, American actress
  • Jan 8th Ron Pederson, Canadian actor
  • Jan 8th Lee Yoo-jin, Korean actress
  • Jan 9th Beth Troutman, American production assistant
  • Jan 11th Shomari Buchanan, American football player
  • Jan 11th Nadia Turner, American singer
  • Jan 12th Sara Walsh, South Bend In, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 12th Dominic Etli, American soccer player
  • Jan 12th Yoandy Garlobo, Cuban baseball player
  • Jan 12th Cade McNown, American football player
  • Jan 12th Piolo Pascual, Filipino actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 13th Orlando Bloom, Kent England, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings)

  • Jan 13th James Posey, American basketball player
  • Jan 14th Terry Ryan, St Johns, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Jan 16th Jeff Foster, American basketball player
  • Jan 17th Ali el Kattabi, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Jan 17th Kevin Fertig, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 17th Leigh Whannell, Australian screenwriter/actor
  • Jan 18th Curtis Cregan, American actor
  • Jan 18th Alina Jidkova, Russian tennis player
  • Jan 18th Richard Archer, British singer (lead singer of Hard-Fi)
  • Jan 19th Anne Miller, Midland Mich, tennis star (1995 Darmstadt Germany)
  • Jan 19th Taliesin Jaffe, Venice California, actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief)
  • Jan 19th Lauren Etame Mayer, Cameroonian footballer
  • Jan 19th Nicole, Chilean singer
  • Jan 19th Cocco, Ryukyuan singer
  • Jan 20th Paul "Goggo" Adams, cricketer (lefty very unorthodox bowler for South Africa)
  • Jan 20th Melody, Belgian singer
  • Jan 21st Al Baxter, Australian rugby union footballer
  • Jan 21st Phil Neville, English footballer
  • Jan 21st Rick Ross, American rapper
  • Jan 22nd Hidetoshi Nakata, Japanese footballer
  • Jan 22nd Jono Gibbes, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • Jan 24th Lenka Cenkova, Trinec Czech, tennis star (1995 Futures-Vaihingen-GER)
  • Jan 26th Cindy Cesar, Miss Mauritius Universe (1997)
  • Jan 26th Justin Gimelstob, NJ, tennis star (1994 doubles USTA Bakersfield)
  • Jan 26th Vince Carter, American basketball player
  • Jan 28th Matt DeVries, American guitarist (Chimaira)
  • Jan 28th Takuma Sato, Japanese Formula One driver
  • Jan 28th Daunte Culpepper, American football player
  • Jan 28th Joey Fatone, American singer (*NSYNC)
  • Jan 28th Lyle Overbay, American baseball player
  • Jan 29th Martin Hohenberger, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jan 29th Justin Hartley, American actor
  • Jan 30th Deltha O'Neal, American football player
  • Jan 31st Naomi Darrell, Miss Bermuda Universe (1997)
  • Jan 31st Shingo Katori, Japanese actor and singer (SMAP)
  • Jan 31st Jim Kleinsasser, National Football League tight end
  • Jan 31st Kate Shindle, American actress
  • Jan 31st Kerry Washington, American actress (Scandal), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Feb 1st Kevin Kilbane, Irish footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 2nd Shakira [Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll], Barranquilla, Colombian pop singer ('Whenever Wherever', 'Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)')

Singer Shakira
  • Feb 2nd Libor Sionko, Czech football player
  • Feb 2nd Heather Martin, American gospel singer
  • Feb 3rd Maitland Ward, Torrance CA, actress (Jessica-Bold & Beautiful)
  • Feb 3rd Daddy Yankee, reggaeton singer/rapper.
  • Feb 4th Gavin DeGraw, American musician
  • Feb 5th Ben Ainslie, British sailor
  • Feb 5th Adam Everett, American baseball player
  • Feb 5th Ahmad Merritt, American football player
  • Feb 6th Jason Euell, English-born footballer
  • Feb 7th Christine Scheels, New Berlin Wis, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
  • Feb 7th Hillary Wolf, extra lightweight judoka (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 7th Mariusz Pudzianowski, Polish strongman competitor
  • Feb 8th Yucef Merhi, Venezuelan artist
  • Feb 8th Dave Farrell, American musician (Linkin Park)
  • Feb 8th Barry Hall, Australian rules footballer
  • Feb 8th Bridgette Kerkove, American actress
  • Feb 10th Stephanie Ann Foisy, Concord NH, Miss America-NH (1996)
  • Feb 10th Salif Diao, Senegalese footballer
  • Feb 11th Jessica Carlson, Kalamazoo Mich, archer (alt-Olympics-1996)
  • Feb 11th Stephanie Richardson, 200m/800m swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 11th Veronica Marie Duka, Campbellsville KY, Miss America (Ky-Top 10-1997)
  • Feb 11th Mike Shinoda, American musician, Linkin Park, Fort Minor
  • Feb 12th Jimmy Conrad, American soccer player
  • Feb 13th Randy Moss, American football player
  • Feb 14th Nathan Osmond, Utah, vocalist (Osmond Boys)
  • Feb 14th Darren Bennett, a Professional Latin Ballroom Dancer
  • Feb 14th Cadel Evans, Australian cyclist
  • Feb 14th Darren Purse, English footballer, born in London
  • Feb 14th Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 15th Brooks Wackerman, American musician (Bad Religion)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 18th Actor Peter Sellers (51) weds actress Lynne Frederick (22)

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 20th World No. 1 tennis player Arthur Ashe (33) weds photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy in New York City

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 7th Businessman Donald Trump (30) weds his first wife Czech model Ivana Zelníčková (28) at the Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan, New York

Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 8th Retired NBA player Bill Russell (43) weds 1968 Miss USA Dorothy Anstett

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • Jun 14th English model Twiggy Lawson (27) weds actor Michael Witney (45)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 17th Senator Joe Biden of Delaware (34) weds Jill Jacobs (26) at the Chapel at the United Nations in New York City

47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States
Joe Biden

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 7th "American Bandstand" TV host Dick Clark (47) weds Kari Wigton (34) in Malibu, California

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 8th NFL coach Mike Ditka (37) weds Diana Trantham in Dallas County, Texas

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka
NFL Head Coach
Mike Ditka
  • Aug 5th Actress Julie Newmar (43) weds lawyer J. Holt Smith
  • Aug 27th "Coral Reefer Band" singer Jimmy Buffett (30) weds Jane Slagsvol

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 3rd "I Dream of Jeannie" actress Barbara Eden (43) weds Charles Donald Fegert

Actress Barbara Eden
Barbara Eden
  • Sep 30th "Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom" author John Updike (45) weds Martha Bernhard

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 6th Professional boxer George Foreman (28) weds Cynthia Lewis

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 21st Actor Peter Boyle (42) weds Loraine Alterman at the United Nations chapel in Manhattan

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 5th 43rd US President George W. Bush (31) weds Laura Welch (31) at The First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 10th Actor Bryan Cranston (21) weds writer Mickey Middleton

  • Nov 11th "Three's Company" actress Suzanne Somers (30) weds host Alan Hamel (40)

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 26th Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm
  • Dec 21st American Jewish playwright and screenwriter "Glengarry Glen Ross" David Mamet marries 1st wife actress Lindsay Crouse

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 23rd President of Chile Michelle Bachelet (26) weds architect Jorge Dávalos

President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
Michelle Bachelet

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 19th Director Martin Scorsese (34) divorces Julia Cameron (28) after 1 year of marriage

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • Jun 9th George & Patti Harrison divorce
  • Sep 11th TV's Rhoda gets divorced

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 273

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 2nd Erroll Garner, jazz pianist (Misty), dies at 53

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • Jan 3rd Avraham Ofer, Israeli minister of housing, commits suicide
  • Jan 3rd Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician, dies at 75
  • Jan 5th Onslow Stevens, actor (Mr Fisher-This is the Life), dies at 74
  • Jan 9th Alexey Kozlovsky, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 9th Hal Sawyer, TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62
  • Jan 12th Henri-Georges Clouzot, director (Diabolique, Truth), dies at 69
  • Jan 14th Anthony Eden, British premier (1955-57), dies at 79
  • Jan 14th Peter Finch, actor (Network, The Nun's Story, Judith), dies at 60
  • Jan 14th Anaïs Nin, French author (b. 1903)
  • Jan 17th Gary Gilmore, executed in Utah, 1st US execution since 1967
  • Jan 18th Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80
  • Jan 18th Paul Nordoff, US composer (Frog Prince), dies at 67
  • Jan 18th Yvonne Printemps, actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81
  • Jan 19th Geraldine Brooks, actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51
  • Jan 21st John Vincent, composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 21st Zoltan Vasarhelyi, composer, dies at 76
  • Jan 21st Sandro Penna, Italian poet (b. 1906)
  • Jan 23rd Bernard "Toots" Shor, barkeeper, dies at 73
  • Jan 25th Donald Kerr, actor (Devil Bat, Killer Bats), dies at 85
  • Jan 26th Margaret Hayes, actress (Robert Montgomery Presents), dies at 61
  • Jan 27th Walter Baldwin, actor (Gay Amigo), dies at 88
  • Jan 28th Burt Mustin, actor ("All in the Family", "The Andy Griffith Show"), dies at 92
  • Jan 29th E P "Buster" Nupen, cricketer (50 wickets for S Af, lost eye), dies
  • Jan 29th Freddie Prinze, comedian/actor (Chico & the Man), shoots himself at 22
  • Feb 1st Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet), dies at 72
  • Feb 3rd Pauline Starke, actress (Dante's Inferno, Viking, Sun Up), dies at 76
  • Feb 4th Brett Halliday, American writer (b. 1904)
  • Feb 5th Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player, dies at 67
  • Feb 5th Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (b. 1894)
  • Feb 7th Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher/lawyer, dies at 82
  • Feb 8th Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and ethnomusicologist (b. 1901)
  • Feb 9th Denys Amiel, French dramatist/playwright (Le mouton noir), dies at 92
  • Feb 9th Gaus, an orangautan who lived to be 59
  • Feb 9th Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin), dies at 82
  • Feb 10th Grace Mary Williams, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 11th Louis J M Beel, Dutch premier (1946-48, 58-59), dies at 74
  • Feb 13th Jack Gardner, actor (Wild Bill Hickok, 3 Russian Girls), dies at 77
  • Feb 17th Quincy Howe, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 76
  • Feb 17th Janani Luwum, Ugandan Archbishop (b. 1922)
  • Feb 18th Andy Devine, [Jeremiah Schwartz], actor (Andy's Gang), dies at 71
  • Feb 18th Maria Realino, teacher (Botany of Curacao), dies at 87
  • Feb 18th Ralph Graves, actor (Extra Girl), dies at 77
  • Feb 19th Mike González, Cuban baseball player, dies at 86
  • Feb 19th Anthony Crosland, British politician (b. 1918)
  • Feb 22nd Edith Barrett, actress (Molly & Me, Ghost Ship), dies at 64
  • Feb 22nd Jack O'Connor, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England 1929-30), dies
  • Feb 26th Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, American blues guitarist, dies at 70
  • Feb 26th Maxime Jacob, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 26th Sherman Garnes, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), dies of a heart attack at 36
  • Feb 27th Allison Hayes, actress (Attack of 50 Foot Woman), dies at 47
  • Feb 27th John Dickson Carr, American author (b. 1905)
  • Feb 28th Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 71
  • Mar 3rd Percy Marmont, actor (Secret Agent, Lisbon), dies at 93
  • Mar 4th Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (b. 1951)
  • Mar 4th Toma Caragiu, Romanian actor (b. 1925)
  • Mar 4th Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, German politician and former Chancellor of Germany (b. 1887)
  • Mar 5th Lockrem Johnson, composer, dies at 52
  • Mar 5th Moses Pergament, composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 5th Tom Pryce, Welsh Formula One driver (b. 1949)
  • Mar 5th Jansen Van Vuuren, Dutch volunteer safety marshall at the 1977 South African Grand Prix
  • Mar 8th Henry Hull, actor (Werewolf of London, Boys Town), dies at 86
  • Mar 10th E Power Biggs, English organist/composer (CBS), dies at 70
  • Mar 10th Pieter Jan Bouman, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 74
  • Mar 10th Willem Schermerhorn, Dutch premier (1945-46), dies at 82
  • Mar 11th Alberto Rodriguez Larreta, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • Mar 11th Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist (b. 1893)
  • Mar 13th Fanie Lou Hamer, freedom fighter, dies
  • Mar 13th Jan Patocka, Czech philosopher, dies in prison
  • Mar 14th Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (b. 1917)
  • Mar 14th Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, dies at 63
  • Mar 15th Kamal Joemblat, Lebanese politician, murdered
  • Mar 15th Antonino Rocca, Argentine professional wrestler
  • Mar 15th Hubert Aquin, Quebec novelist, political activist and editor (b. 1929)
  • Mar 18th Marien Ngouabi, president of Congo-Brazzaville, murdered
  • Mar 18th José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1944)
  • Mar 22nd A.K. Gopalan, Indian Communist leader (b. 1904)
  • Mar 24th Saburo Moroi, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 27th Diana Hyland, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), dies at 41
  • Mar 27th Eve Meyer, X actress (Immoral Mr Teas), dies in a plane crash at 46
  • Mar 27th Lodewijk de Vocht, composer, dies at 89
  • Mar 27th A. P. Hamann, American politician and city manager of San Jose, California, dies in the Tenerife airport disaster at 67
  • Mar 30th Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer, dies at 88
  • Mar 30th Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (b. 1929)
  • Apr 3rd Jack Ryder, cricketer (20 Tests for Aust, 1394 runs), dies
  • Apr 4th Jeno Zador, composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 5th John Marriott, dies at 83
  • Apr 7th Siegfried Buback, German FR procureur-genl, murdered attorney-general
  • Apr 8th Frank Milan, actor (Witness), dies at 71
  • Apr 11th Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • Apr 12th Philip K Wrigley, baseball owner (Chicago Cubs), dies at 82
  • Apr 14th Riekus Waskowsky, Dutch poet, dies at 44
  • Apr 17th Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86
  • Apr 17th William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (b. 1913)
  • Apr 19th Günter Bruno Fuchs, German writer, poet and artist, dies at 48
  • Apr 20th Bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80
  • Apr 20th Len Johnson, cricketer (one Test for Australia, 3-66 & 3-8), dies
  • Apr 20th Sepp Herberger, German football coach (b. 1897)
  • Apr 21st Gummo [Milton] Marx, US comic (Marx Brothers), dies at 84
  • Apr 22nd Charles Sanford, orchestra leader (Your Show of Shows), dies at 71