What Happened on March 5, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 24th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Virginia, 75-69

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

3rd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actor John Wayne
John Wayne

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Berard, NHL defenseman (Team USA Oly-1998, NY Islanders)
  • Mike MacDougal, American baseball player
  • Natalie Bevins, Miss USA-West Virginia (1997)
  • Wally Szczerbiak, American basketball player

Famous Deaths

  • Jansen Van Vuuren, Dutch volunteer safety marshall at the 1977 South African Grand Prix
  • Lockrem Johnson, composer, dies at 52
  • Moses Pergament, composer, dies at 83
  • Tom Pryce, Welsh Formula One driver (b. 1949)