What Happened on August 9, 1977

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Chris Old completes a century in 37 mins, Yorks v Warwicks
  • NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs
  • The military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces that it will return the nation to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 for a President and Congress.

Famous Birthdays

  • Adewale Ogunleye, American football player
  • Chamique Holdsclaw, American basketball player
  • Jason Frasor, American baseball player
  • Mikael Silvestre, French footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Chapman, actor (Promoter, Rembrandt), dies at 75