What Happened on June 16th, 1977

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent 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