What Happened on October 18, 1977

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st Islander 0-0 tie-Kings at Nassau-25th time shutout-Resch's 15th
  • NY Yankees win their 21st World Championship, 4 games

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth's series record

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • West German commandos liberate Boeing 737 with 86 hostages at Mogadishu
  • Yanks beat Dodgers 8-4 for 21st world championship, 1st in 15 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris McKenna, actor (Joey-One Live to Live), born in Queens, New York
  • David Vuillemin, Pro Motocross Rider
  • Ryan Nelsen, New Zealand footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Andreas Baader (b. 1943)
  • Gudrun Ensslin (b. 1940)
  • Jan-Carl Raspe (b. 1944)
  • Rolph Grant, cricketer (West Indian capt on 1939 England tour), dies