Today in History for November 1977

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 49 of 49

1st - Islander Goran Hogosta's only shut-out Flames 9-0-Trottier 4 goals
1st - US President Jimmy Carter raises the minimum wage from $2.30 to $3.35 an hour, effective from 1st Jan 1981
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
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter 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
14th - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Walter Cronkite
15th - Pres Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran
16th - Rod Carew wins AL MVP award
17th - Bernard Pomerance's "Elephant Man" premieres in London
Broadcast Journalist Walter CronkiteBroadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite 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
20th - Walter Payton (Bears) rushes for NFL-record 275 yards
20th - 27th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins
21st - First flight of Concorde (London to New York)
21st - Orioles 1st baseman Eddie Murray wins AL Rookie of Year
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.
MLB First Baseman Eddie MurrayMLB First Baseman Eddie Murray 23rd - "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 96 perfs
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

Birthdays 1 - 65 of 65

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, 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
Actress Maggie GyllenhaalActress Maggie Gyllenhaal (16th) 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, Tucson Ariz, gymnast (Olympics-gold-96)
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

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

43rd US President George W. Bush43rd US President George W. Bush (5th) 5th - 43rd US President George W. Bush (31) weds Laura Welch (31) at The First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas
10th - Actor Bryan Cranston (21) weds writer Mickey Middleton
11th - "Three's Company" actress Suzanne Somers (30) weds host Alan Hamel (40)
26th - Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 23 of 23

2nd - H E Nossak, 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)
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)

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