What Happened on June 5, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 31st NBA Championship: Port Trailblazers beat Philadelphia 76er, 4 games to 2
  • 31st Tony Awards: Shadow Box & Annie win

Sport awardTennis Open

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

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
  • Coup in Seychelles (National Day)
  • Joanne Carner wins LPGA Talk Tournament '77 Golf Tournament
  • LA Dodgers retire Walt Alston's #24

Famous Birthdays

  • Chantal Lefebvre, Ville LaSalle Que, ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd)
  • Christian Martucci, American musician
  • Liza Weil, American actress
  • Navi Rawat, American actress
  • Nourhanne, Lebanese singer

Famous Deaths

  • "Sleepy" John Estes, American Blues musician ("Drop Down Mama"), dies at 78