What Happened on January 1, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means)
  • 43rd Orange Bowl: #11 Ohio State beats #12 Colorado, 27-10
  • 43rd Sugar Bowl: #1 Pittsburgh beats #4 Georgia, 27-3; Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards
  • 63rd Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #2 Michigan, 14-6
  • Belgium reapportions 2,359 communities into 596
  • Czech intellects begin Human Rights Group Chapter 77

Famous Birthdays

  • Hasan Salihamidžić, Bosnian footballer
  • Keeley Hawes, British actress