What Happened on October 17, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament
  • West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia freeing all 86 hostages & killing 3 of 4 hijackers

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Bertino, American film director and screenwriter
  • Dudu Aouate, Israeli footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Robert C "Cal" Hubbard, US baseball player/umpire, dies at 77