What Happened in February 1977

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 Blizzard in upstate New York and Southern Ontario claims 23 lives
  • Feb 1 Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball
  • Feb 2 Burn up of Salyut 4 Space Station (USSR)
  • Feb 2 Radio Shack officially begins creating TRS-80 computer
  • Feb 2 Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman
  • Feb 3 Martin Dihigo John Lloyd elected to Hall of Fame
  • Feb 4 30th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 at Vancouver
  • Feb 4 Elevated train jumps track, crashes onto Chicago st (11 die, 200 hurt)
  • Feb 4 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" released
  • Feb 4 Wings release "Maybe I'm Amazed"
  • Feb 5 "CB Savage" by Rod Hart peaks at #67
  • Feb 5 "Dis-Gorilla (part 1)" by Rick Dees peaks at #56
  • Feb 5 "In The Mood" by Henhouse 5 Plus Too (Ray Stevens) peaks at #40
  • Feb 5 "Turn Loose On My Leg" by Jim Stafford peaks at #98
  • Feb 5 "Up Your Nose" by Gabriel Kaplan peaks at #91
  • Feb 5 General Mills Adventure Theater premieres on CBS radio
  • Feb 5 Sugar Ray Leonard beats Luis Vega in 6 rounds in his 1st pro fight
  • Feb 5 US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
  • Feb 5 US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
  • Feb 6 4th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 4-0
  • Feb 6 Alain Prieur jumps his motorcycle 65 m over 16 buses, near Paris
  • Feb 6 Harley Race beats Terry Funk in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ
  • Feb 7 Soyuz 24 launches with 2 cosmonauts
  • Feb 8 Earthquake in SF, at 5.0, strongest since 1966

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 8 Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sentenced on obscenity charges

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

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Feb 18 George Harrison releases "True Love"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Feb 18 Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on its maiden flight
  • Feb 18 Test Cricket debuts of Colin Croft & Joel Garner v Pakistan Bridgetown
  • Feb 18 Kiss play their first concert in Madison Square Garden (NYC)
  • Feb 19 19th Grammy Awards: This Masquerade, Starland Vocal Band
  • Feb 19 A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
  • Feb 19 Doug Walters scores 250 v NZ, 217 stand for 7th wicket w/Gilmour
  • Feb 19 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Feb 19 Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner
  • Feb 20 "My Fair Lady" closes at St James Theater NYC after 384 performances
  • Feb 20 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
  • Feb 20 19th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins (153.218 MPH)
  • Feb 21 74 Unification Church couples wed in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 24 US President Jimmy Carter announces US foreign aid will consider human rights

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Feb 24 12th Academy of Country Music Awards: Mickey Gilley and Crystal Gayle win

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Feb 25 New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • Feb 25 Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons
  • Feb 25 Soyuz 24 returns to Earth
  • Feb 26 1st flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747)
  • Feb 27 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
  • Feb 27 Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada
  • Feb 28 1st killer whale born in captivity (Marineland, Los Angeles California)
  • Feb 28 Harbor strike in Rotterdam/Amsterdam ends

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Kevin Kilbane, Irish footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 2 Shakira, Colombian pop singer (Whenever Wherever, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)), born in Barranquilla, Colombia

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira
  • Feb 2 Libor Sionko, Czech football player
  • Feb 2 Heather Martin, American gospel singer
  • Feb 3 Maitland Ward, Torrance CA, actress (Jessica-Bold & Beautiful)
  • Feb 3 Daddy Yankee, reggaeton singer/rapper.
  • Feb 4 Gavin DeGraw, American musician
  • Feb 5 Ben Ainslie, British sailor
  • Feb 5 Adam Everett, American baseball player
  • Feb 5 Ahmad Merritt, American football player
  • Feb 6 Jason Euell, English-born footballer
  • Feb 7 Christine Scheels, New Berlin Wis, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
  • Feb 7 Hillary Wolf, extra lightweight judoka (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 7 Mariusz Pudzianowski, Polish strongman competitor
  • Feb 8 Yucef Merhi, Venezuelan artist
  • Feb 8 Dave Farrell, American musician (Linkin Park)
  • Feb 8 Barry Hall, Australian rules footballer
  • Feb 8 Bridgette Kerkove, American actress
  • Feb 10 Stephanie Ann Foisy, Miss America-NH (1996), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • Feb 10 Salif Diao, Senegalese footballer
  • Feb 11 Jessica Carlson, Kalamazoo Mich, archer (alt-Olympics-1996)
  • Feb 11 Stephanie Richardson, 200m/800m swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 11 Veronica Marie Duka, Campbellsville KY, Miss America (Ky-Top 10-1997)
  • Feb 11 Mike Shinoda, American musician, Linkin Park, Fort Minor
  • Feb 12 Jimmy Conrad, American soccer player
  • Feb 13 Randy Moss, American football player
  • Feb 14 Nathan Osmond, Utah, vocalist (Osmond Boys)
  • Feb 14 Darren Bennett, a Professional Latin Ballroom Dancer
  • Feb 14 Cadel Evans, Australian cyclist
  • Feb 14 Darren Purse, English footballer, born in London
  • Feb 14 Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 15 Brooks Wackerman, American musician (Bad Religion)
  • Feb 16 Alexei Morozov, NHL forward (Team Russia Oly-Silver-1998, Pittsburgh)
  • Feb 16 Trina Jackson, 4X200m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Feb 16 Ian Clarke, Irish computer programmer
  • Feb 16 Ahman Green, American football player
  • Feb 18 Kátia, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 18 Sean Watkins, American guitarist and songwriter
  • Feb 18 Chrissie Wellington, British triathlete
  • Feb 19 Gianluca Zambrotta, Italian footballer
  • Feb 19 Ola Salo, Swedish singer (The Ark)
  • Feb 20 Sarah Ryan, Adelaide SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 20 Stephon Marbury, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
  • Feb 20 Veronica Ledesma, Miss Universe-Argentina (1996)
  • Feb 20 Bartosz Kizierowski, Polish swimmer
  • Feb 20 T.J. Slaughter, American football player
  • Feb 20 Amal Hijazi, Lebanese singer and model
  • Feb 21 Steve Francis, American basketball player
  • Feb 21 Chad Hutchinson, baseball and football player
  • Feb 21 Kevin Rose, American television host and Internet entrepreneur
  • Feb 21 Rhiannon Giddens, musician (Carolina Chocolate Drops), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Feb 22 Melanie Schnell, Radstadt Austria, tennis star (1994 semi Surabaya)
  • Feb 22 Timo Rose, German filmmaker
  • Feb 22 Hakan Yakin, Swiss footballer
  • Feb 23 Angie Trostel, Oxford Ohio, diver (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 23 Dally Randriantefy, Antananarivo Madag, tennis star (1993 Marseille)
  • Feb 23 Kristina Šmigun, Estonian cross-country skier
  • Feb 24 Alexis Jose Grullon, American vocalist (Menudo-Cannonball), born in NYC, New York

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Feb 24 Floyd Mayweather, featherweight boxer (Oly-br-96), born in Grand Rapids Michigan

  • Feb 24 Jason Akermanis, Australian rules footballer
  • Feb 24 Bronson Arroyo, American baseball player
  • Feb 25 Sarah Jezebel Deva, English singer
  • Feb 25 Josh Wolff, American footballer
  • Feb 26 Tim Thomas, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Feb 26 Greg Rikaart, American actor
  • Feb 26 Josh Towers, Major League Baseball player
  • Feb 26 Shane Williams, Welsh Rugby Player
  • Feb 27 Lance Hoyt, American professional wrestler
  • Feb 27 Ji Sung, South Korean actor
  • Feb 27 James Wan, Australian film director
  • Feb 28 Aki-Petteri Berg, NHL defenseman (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Kings)
  • Feb 28 Debbie Koegel, dance skater (& Oleg Fediukov), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 28 Jason Aldean, American country singer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet), dies at 72
  • Feb 3 Pauline Starke, actress (Dante's Inferno, Viking, Sun Up), dies at 76
  • Feb 4 Brett Halliday, American writer (b. 1904)
  • Feb 5 Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player, dies at 67
  • Feb 5 Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (b. 1894)
  • Feb 7 Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher/lawyer, dies at 82
  • Feb 8 Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and ethnomusicologist (b. 1901)
  • Feb 9 Denys Amiel, French dramatist/playwright (Le mouton noir), dies at 92
  • Feb 9 Gaus, an orangutan who lived to be 59
  • Feb 9 Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin), dies at 82
  • Feb 10 Grace Mary Williams, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 11 Louis J M Beel, Dutch premier (1946-48, 58-59), dies at 74
  • Feb 13 Jack Gardner, actor (Wild Bill Hickok, 3 Russian Girls), dies at 77
  • Feb 17 Quincy Howe, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 76
  • Feb 17 Janani Luwum, Ugandan Archbishop (b. 1922)
  • Feb 18 Andy Devine, [Jeremiah Schwartz], actor (Andy's Gang), dies at 71
  • Feb 18 Maria Realino, teacher (Botany of Curacao), dies at 87
  • Feb 18 Ralph Graves, actor (Extra Girl), dies at 77
  • Feb 19 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, dies at 86
  • Feb 19 Anthony Crosland, British politician (b. 1918)
  • Feb 22 Edith Barrett, actress (Molly & Me, Ghost Ship), dies at 64
  • Feb 22 Jack O'Connor, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England 1929-30), dies
  • Feb 26 Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, American blues guitarist, dies at 70
  • Feb 26 Maxime Jacob, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 26 Sherman Garnes, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), dies of a heart attack at 36
  • Feb 27 Allison Hayes, actress (Attack of 50 Foot Woman), dies at 47
  • Feb 27 John Dickson Carr, American author (b. 1905)
  • Feb 28 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 71