What Happened in November 1977

Historical Events

  • 1st Islander Goran Hogosta's only shut-out Flames 9-0-Trottier 4 goals

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1st US President Jimmy Carter raises the minimum wage from $2.30 to $3.35 an hour, effective from 1st Jan 1981

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1st US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 2nd Phillies' Steve Carlton wins 2nd Cy Young Award
  • 2nd Microbiologist Carl R. Woese and scientists from the University of Illinois announce the identification of methanogens, a form of microbial life (Archaea) dating back some 3.5 billion years
  • 3rd Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic
  • 4th UN Security council proclaims weapon embargo against South Africa
  • 5th NCAA passing record set at 571 yards (Marc Wilson, Brigham Young)
  • 6th "Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 43 performances
  • 6th 39 killed in an earthen dam burst at Toccoa Falls Bible College, Ga
  • 8th Manolis Andronikos, a Greek Archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.
  • 8th Ed Koch is elected Mayor of New York (his 1st term)
  • 9th Reds' George Foster wins NL MVP
  • 10th Amsterdam: Red Army Faction terrorists Gert Schneider/Christof Wackernagel arrested
  • 10th Major Indoor Soccer League officially organized (NYC)
  • 11th Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" & "Girl's School"
  • 12th France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 12th New Orleans elects 1st black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial
  • 13th 25th Islander shut-out Resch 6-0 Gilles scores on 5th penalty shot
  • 13th Final Al Capp comic strip of "Li'l Abner" (1934-77)
  • 13th Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open

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14th Egyptian President Anwar Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Walter Cronkite

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • 15th US President Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran
  • 16th Rod Carew wins AL MVP award
  • 17th Bernard Pomerance's "Elephant Man" premieres in London
  • 17th Egyptian Pres Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel
  • 17th Miss World Contest - Miss UK wears $9,500 platinum bikini
  • 19th -21] Egyptian president Sadat visits Israel
  • 19th Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 3rd penalty shot against Islanders
  • 19th Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel
  • 19th Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
  • 20th Egyptian Pres Sadat became 1st Arab leader to address Israeli Knesset
  • 20th Steve Largent begins NFL streak of 177 consecutive game receptions

Sports record brokenNFL Record

20th Walter Payton (Bears) rushes for NFL record 275 yards

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • 20th 27th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins
  • 21st First flight of Concorde (London to New York)

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21st Orioles 1st baseman Eddie Murray wins AL Rookie of Year

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 22nd Regular Concorde passenger service between NY & Europe begins
  • 22nd First three nodes of the ARPAnet are connected, in what would eventually become the Internet.
  • 23rd "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 96 performances
  • 23rd European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral
  • 24th France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 24th Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St Louis (55-14)
  • 25th David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hrs 15 mins
  • 25th Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight
  • 26th 'Vrillon', claiming to be the representative of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', takes over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes at 5:12 PM.
  • 26th 42nd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 48-21 in Birmingham
  • 27th "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Imperial NY after 66 perf
  • 27th 65th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 41-6

Famous Birthdays

  • 2nd Jason Cerbone, American actor (The Sopranos)
  • 2nd Randy Harrison, American actor
  • 3rd Aria Giovanni, American model
  • 4th Roseanne Farrugia, Miss Universe-Malta (1996)
  • 4th Larry Bigbie, American baseball player
  • 4th So Ji-sub, South Korean swimmer, model and actor
  • 4th Tonicha Jeronimo, British actress
  • 5th Jodi Webb, Miss Utah Teen USA (1996)
  • 5th Tuula Puputti, ice hockey goalie (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 5th Richard Wright, English footballer
  • 6th Patrícia Tavares, Portuguese actress
  • 8th Bucky Covington, American entertainer
  • 8th Jully Black, Canadian R&B singer
  • 8th Nick Punto, American baseball player
  • 9th Patricia Campbell, Pennsylvania, Miss Teen USA (1996-2nd place)
  • 10th Stephanie Berger, Miss Universe-Switzerland (1996)
  • 10th Brittany Murphy, American actress
  • 10th Matt Cepicky, American baseball player
  • 10th Josh Barnett, American Mixed Martial Artist
  • 11th Maniche, Portuguese footballer
  • 11th Ben Hollioake, English cricketer (d. 2002)
  • 12th Jennifer Smith, Miss Maryland Teen USA (1996)
  • 12th Dalene Kurtis, American Playboy model
  • 12th Benni McCarthy, South African footballer
  • 13th Tammy Leigh Ashton, Miss North Carolina Teen USA (1996)
  • 13th Chanel Cole, Australian singer
  • 13th Huang Xiaoming, Chinese actor and singer
  • 14th Heather Gray, Miss West Virginia Teen USA (1996)
  • 14th Obie Trice, American rapper
  • 15th Peter Mark Andrew Phillips, son of Princess Anne, 9th in succession to British throne
  • 15th Logan Whitehurst, American musician (d. 2006)
  • 16th Oksana Baiul, Ukraine, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1994)
  • 16th Mauricio Ochmann, Mexican actor

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16th Maggie Gyllenhaal, New York, actress (Donnie Darko, The Dark Knight)

  • 17th Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer
  • 18th Trent Barrett, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 18th Fabolous, American rapper
  • 19th Kerri Strug, gymnast (Olympics-gold-96), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 19th Lady Davina EAB Windsor, daughter of English prince Richard
  • 20th Rudy Charles, American professional wrestling referee
  • 20th Josh Turner, American singer
  • 21st Bruno Berner, Swiss footballer
  • 21st Myles Heskett, Australian musician (Wolfmother)
  • 21st Jonas Jennings, American football player
  • 21st Tobias Sammet, German singer (Edguy)
  • 21st Yolande James, Quebec politician
  • 22nd Devyn Puett, actress (Kids Incorporated)
  • 22nd Michael Preston, English footballer
  • 23rd Myriam Boileau, Canadian diver
  • 23rd Adam Eaton, American baseball player
  • 24th Kimi Fairchild, Miss Louisiana Teen USA (1996)
  • 24th Colin Hanks, American actor
  • 25th Guillermo Cañas, Argentine tennis player
  • 25th Marcus Marshall, Australian racing driver
  • 26th Ivan Basso, Italian cyclist
  • 26th Forrest Griffin, American MMA-fighter
  • 26th John Parrish, American baseball player
  • 26th Paris Lenon, American football player
  • 28th Fabio Grosso, Italian footballer
  • 28th Gavin Rae, Scottish footballer
  • 28th DeMya Walker, American basketball player
  • 28th Greg Somerville, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 30th Iván Guerrero, Honduran footballer
  • 30th Kazumi Saitoh, Japanese baseball player
  • 30th Olivier Schoenfelder, French ice dancer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

5th 43rd US President George W. Bush (31) weds Laura Welch (31) at The First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

HeartWedding of Interest

10th Actor Bryan Cranston (21) weds writer Mickey Middleton

  • 11th "Three's Company" actress Suzanne Somers (30) weds host Alan Hamel (40)

HeartWedding of Interest

26th Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm

Famous Deaths

  • 2nd Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, dies at 76
  • 3rd Florence Vidor, actress (Jack Knife Man), dies at 82
  • 5th Aleksei G Stachanov, Russian model miner, dies at 72
  • 5th Guy Lombardo, orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne), dies in Houston at 75
  • 5th René Goscinny, French writer (Asterix), dies at 51
  • 8th Bucky Harris, American baseball player (b. 1896)
  • 8th Georg Wüst, German Oceanographer, dies at 87
  • 9th Gertrude Astor, actress (Ship of Wanted Men), dies on 90th birthday
  • 11th Greta Keller, Vienna-born cabaret singer and actress (b. 1903)
  • 11th Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist (b. 1950)
  • 13th Ingrid Schubert, German terrorist (b. 1944)
  • 14th Richard Addinsell, English composer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 73
  • 14th A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of ISKCON (b. 1896)
  • 15th Serafin Pro, Cuban composer, dies at 71
  • 18th Victor Francen, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio), dies at 89
  • 18th Kurt Schuschnigg, Austrian politician (b. 1897)
  • 20th Maxie Wander, writer, dies
  • 22nd Reg Perks, England cricket pace bowler (1938-39), dies
  • 24th Richard Carlson, actor/director (Little Foxes, Hunted), dies at 65
  • 25th Richard Carlson, actor (Col MacKenzie-MacKenzie's Raiders), dies at 65
  • 27th John Little McClellan, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Ark), dies at 81
  • 28th Trevor Bardette, actor (Clanton-Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 75
  • 29th George Hamilton Combs, TV host (Through the Curtain), dies at 78
  • 30th Terrence Rattigan, British writer and playwright (b. 1911)