What Happened on June 16th, 1977

Day of Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
  • Fianna Fail-party wins Irish elections

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Kerry Wood, American baseball player
  • Petros Papadakis, American sportscaster, former USC football player

Famous Deaths


Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun