What Happened in June 1977

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 British Virgin Islands adopts constitution
  • Jun 1 Russia charges Jewish rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason
  • Jun 1 SC Heerenveen soccer team forms in Heerenveen
  • Jun 2 New Jersey allows casino gambling in Atlantic City
  • Jun 3 Balt Orioles pull their 6th triple play (9-6-4-6-6 vs KC Royals)
  • Jun 3 Belgium government of Tindemans forms
  • Jun 3 US & Cuba talk about diplomatic relations
  • Jun 4 Violence during Puerto Rican Day in Chicago kills 2
  • Jun 5 31st NBA Championship: Port Trailblazers beat Philadelphia 76er, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 5 31st Tony Awards: Shadow Box & Annie win
  • Jun 5 Coup in Seychelles (National Day)
  • Jun 5 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Talk Tournament '77 Golf Tournament
  • Jun 5 LA Dodgers retire Walt Alston's #24

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 76th Men's French Open: Guillermo Vilas beats Brian Gottfried (6-0, 6-3, 6-0)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 76th Women's French Open: Mima Jausovec beats Florenta Mihai (6-2, 6-7, 6-1)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec
  • Jun 6 "Washington Post" reports US has developed neutron bomb
  • Jun 6 Doobie Brothers sponsor a Golf Classic & Concert for United Way
  • Jun 6 Joseph L Howze installed as bishop of Roman Catholic diocese (Miss)
  • Jun 6 Supreme Court tosses out automatic death penalty laws
  • Jun 7 Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law
  • Jun 7 White Sox draft Harold Baines #1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 8 Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jun 9 50th National Spelling Bee: John Paola wins spelling cambist

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated with fireworks

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Jun 10 Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers
  • Jun 10 James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison
  • Jun 10 International Labour Organisation and United Nations meet to discuss apartheid in South Africa and potential actions to prevent further violence and state repression.
  • Jun 11 "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Fat Woman)" by Joe Tex hits #12
  • Jun 11 "Dance & Shake Your Tambourine" by Universal Robot Band peaks at #93
  • Jun 11 "I Need A Man" by Grace Jones peaks at #83
  • Jun 11 "I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC & Sunshine Band peaks at #1
  • Jun 11 "Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold peaks at #7
  • Jun 11 "The Pretender" by Jackson Browne peaks at #58
  • Jun 11 "Watch Closely Now" by Kris Kristofferson peaks at #52
  • Jun 11 109th Belmont: Jean Cruguet riding Seattle Slew wins in 2:29.6
  • Jun 11 Dutch marines rescued hostages from a Moluccan held train in Holland
  • Jun 11 ELO releases "Telephone Line"
  • Jun 11 Main Street Electrical Parade premieres in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
  • Jun 12 "Pippin" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1944 performances
  • Jun 12 23rd LPGA Championship won by Chako Higuchi

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Jun 12 Ground breaking ceremony for John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Jun 13 Convicted Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray recaptured
  • Jun 15 NY Mets trade Tom Seaver to Reds for Pat Zachry
  • Jun 15 Spain's 1st free elections since 1936 (41 years)
  • Jun 15 Wim Polak becomes mayor of Amsterdam
  • Jun 16 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
  • Jun 16 Fianna Fail party wins Irish elections

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Jun 16 Leonid Brezhnev named Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Jun 16 Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals
  • Jun 16 Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson get into a dug out altercation

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jun 18 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten & Paul Cook, beaten & robbed by London pub
  • Jun 18 Space Shuttle test model "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft for 1st time, It was fixed to a modified Boeing 747
  • Jun 19 77th US Golf Open: Hubert Green shoots a 278 at Southern Hills Tulsa
  • Jun 19 Indians fire manager Frank Robinson & replace him with Jeff Torborg
  • Jun 19 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jun 19 Pope Paul VI makes 19th-cen bishop John Neumann 1st US male saint
  • Jun 19 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks

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Jun 20 Menachem Begin forms Israeli government

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Jun 20 Oil enters Trans-Alaska pipeline exits 38 days later at Valdez
  • Jun 21 Former White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman enters prison
  • Jun 21 Menachem Begin (Likud) becomes Israel's 6th PM
  • Jun 21 Bülent Ecevit forms a minority government in Turkey which lasts only 1 month
  • Jun 22 Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison
  • Jun 22 Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released
  • Jun 23 13th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-4
  • Jun 23 Violence erupts in Soweto, South Africa, again and the police make at least 146 arrests

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 24 IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Jun 24 Josiah Mutabuzi Isaya Kibira is the first African to be elected president of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
  • Jun 24 27th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Ascent" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 25 Roy C Sullivan of Va is struck by lightning for 7th time!
  • Jun 25 8th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 13-12
  • Jun 26 42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn
  • Jun 26 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic

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Jun 26 Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Jun 26 The Yorkshire Ripper kills 16 year old shop assistant Jayne MacDonald in Leeds, changing public perception of the killer as she was the first victim who was not a prostitute.
  • Jun 27 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise
  • Jun 27 Djibouti (Afars & Issas) claims Independence from France
  • Jun 27 Willie McCovey smashes 2 HRs in inning for 2nd time (Apr 12, 1973)
  • Jun 28 Billy Hunter becomes Rangers' 4th manager in 6 days
  • Jun 28 Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers
  • Jun 28 The United Party, main political opposition party in South Africa, is formally disbanded by the majority faction after members leave the party to join other new political parties
  • Jun 29 Supreme Court rules out death penalty for rapists of adults
  • Jun 29 Willie Stargell hits his 400th career HR
  • Jun 29 South Africa opposition party, the New Republic Party (NRP), is formed after the integration of the United Party (UP) and Democratic Party (DP)
  • Jun 30 Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"
  • Jun 30 Marvel Comics publish "Kiss book" tributing rock group Kiss
  • Jun 30 US Railway Post Office final train run (NY to Wash DC)
  • Jun 30 Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive HRs in Toronto

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Danielle Harris, American actress
  • Jun 1 Sarah Wayne Callies, American actress
  • Jun 1 Brad Wilkerson, American baseball player
  • Jun 1 Richard Williams, British racing driver
  • Jun 2 Zachary Quinto, American actor
  • Jun 3 Cris, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 3 Az-Zahir Hakim, American football player
  • Jun 3 Travis Hafner, American baseball player
  • Jun 4 Dionisis Chiotis, Greek footballer
  • Jun 4 Alex Manninger, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 4 Berglind Icey, Icelandic actor
  • Jun 4 Quinten Hann, Australian former snooker player
  • Jun 5 Chantal Lefebvre, Ville LaSalle Que, ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd)
  • Jun 5 Christian Martucci, American musician
  • Jun 5 Nourhanne, Lebanese singer
  • Jun 5 Navi Rawat, American actress
  • Jun 5 Liza Weil, American actress
  • Jun 6 David Connolly, Irish footballer
  • Jun 6 Bryn Williams, Welsh chef
  • Jun 7 Marcin Baszczyński, Polish football player
  • Jun 7 Joe Horgan, baseball player
  • Jun 7 Odalis Pérez, baseball player
  • Jun 8 Belvilyn Ada Tenorio, Miss Universe-Northern Marianas (1996)
  • Jun 8 Yvette Basting, Breda Neth, tennis star (1994 Futures-Flensberg-GER)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 8 Kanye West, American rapper and record producer, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Rapper Kanye West
Kanye West
  • Jun 9 Zephnad Wattimury, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen
  • Jun 9 Roopa Mishra, Indian civil servant
  • Jun 9 Amisha Patel, Indian actress
  • Jun 9 Peja Stojakovic, Serbian basketball player
  • Jun 10 Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
  • Jun 10 Adam Darski, Polish musician most known for being the leader of Behemoth
  • Jun 10 Mike Rosenthal, American football player, sports radio talk show host
  • Jun 11 Geoff Ogilvy, Australian golfer
  • Jun 11 Ryan Dunn, American actor
  • Jun 11 Shane Meier, Canadian actor
  • Jun 12 Andrea Schwartz, Winnipeg Manitoba, 200m butterfly (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 12 Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American blues-rock guitarist
  • Jun 13 Alexei Kariozhny, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Oly-98)
  • Jun 14 Massimiliano Neri, Italian Supermodel
  • Jun 14 Chris McAlister, American football player
  • Jun 15 Nina Liu, Australian actress
  • Jun 15 Michael Doleac, American basketball player
  • Jun 16 Kerry Wood, American baseball player
  • Jun 16 Petros Papadakis, American sportscaster, former USC football player
  • Jun 17 Andrea Deak, Miss Universe-Hungary (1996)
  • Jun 17 Bernardo Federico Tomas, Prince of Netherlands
  • Jun 17 Jason Miller, Silver Springs Md, actor (New Mickey Mouse Club)
  • Jun 17 Roger Manganelli, American bassist (Less Than Jake)
  • Jun 17 Mark Tauscher, American football player
  • Jun 17 Branko Tomovic, Serbian actor
  • Jun 19 Peter Warrick, American football player
  • Jun 19 Veronika Vařeková, Czech supermodel
  • Jun 20 Gordan Giriček, Croatian basketball player
  • Jun 21 Jochen Hecht, Mannheim GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • Jun 23 Hayden Foxe, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • Jun 23 Miguel Ángel Angulo, Spanish footballer
  • Jun 23 Jason Mraz, American singer and songwriter
  • Jun 24 Cliff Bayer, fencer-foil (Olympics-96), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 24 Dimosthenis Dikoudis, Greek basketball player
  • Jun 24 Cas Jansen, Dutch actor
  • Jun 26 Kubo Tite, Japanese cartoonist
  • Jun 26 Mark Jindrak, American Professional Wrestler
  • Jun 27 Arkadiusz Radomski, Polish footbaler
  • Jun 27 Raúl, Spanish footballer
  • Jun 28 Lindsay Lee, tennis star (1995 Futures-Woodlands TX), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jun 28 Harun Tekin, Turkish musician, Mor ve Ötesi
  • Jun 28 Mark Stoermer, American bass player (The Killers)
  • Jun 28 Chris Spurling, American baseball player
  • Jun 29 Sharon Cripps, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 29 Tania Joy Gibson, Lake Barrington Ill, Miss America-Illinois (1997)
  • Jun 29 Oleg Korenfeld, Russian-born American poet
  • Jun 29 Zuleikha Robinson, English actress
  • Jun 30 Lola Odusoga, Finland, Miss Universe-3rd place (1996)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 17 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

Famous Divorces

  • Jun 9 George & Patti Harrison divorce

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Forrest Lewis, actor (Great Gildersleeve, Ichabod & Me), dies at 77
  • Jun 2 Henri D Gagnebin, Swiss organist/composer, dies at 91
  • Jun 2 Stephen Boyd, Irish actor, dies of heart attack at 45
  • Jun 3 Archibald Vivian Hill, English physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
  • Jun 3 Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director (b. 1906)
  • Jun 5 "Sleepy" John Estes, American Blues musician ("Drop Down Mama"), dies at 78
  • Jun 6 Sophie Stewart, actress (As You Like It), dies at 69
  • Jun 9 Bill Merritt, cricketer (6 Tests of leg-spin for NZ, 12 wkts), dies
  • Jun 9 Hans Andreus, [Johan W van de Zant], Dutch poet, dies at 51
  • Jun 13 Tom C Clark, former Supreme Court Justice (1949-67), dies in NY at 77
  • Jun 13 Matthew Garber, British child actor (Mary Poppins) (b. 1956)
  • Jun 14 Alan Reed, actor (Fred Allen)/voice (Fred Flintstone), dies at 69
  • Jun 14 Robert Middleton, American actor (Barney-Monroes), dies at 66

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 16 Wernher von Braun, rocket scientist (V1/V2), dies at 65 of smoking

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun
  • Jun 19 Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist (b. 1933)
  • Jun 19 Lady Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (b. 1889)
  • Jun 20 Abner Biberman, actor (Imhook-Kodiak), dies at 68
  • Jun 22 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu) (b. 1952)
  • Jun 24 André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician (b. 1943)
  • Jun 25 Endre Szervanszky, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 25 Petko Staynov, composer, dies at 80
  • Jun 26 Lou Reizner, rock vocalist/producer (Rod Stewart, Tommy), dies at 43
  • Jun 26 Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist, dies at 75
  • Jun 29 Anton D Hildebrand, children's book writer (Monus), dies at 70
  • Jun 29 Magda Lupescu, consort of King Carol II of Romania (b. 1895)