What Happened on January 19, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 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.
  • US President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
  • World's largest crowd gathering - the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Miller, Midland Mich, tennis star (1995 Darmstadt Germany)
  • Cocco, Ryukyuan singer
  • Lauren Etame Mayer, Cameroonian footballer
  • Nicole, Chilean singer
  • Taliesin Jaffe, Venice California, actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Famous Deaths

  • Geraldine Brooks, actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51