What Happened on October 20, 1977

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • David Mamet's "Life in the Theater" premieres in NYC
  • Hamilton Deane & John Balderstons "Dracula" premieres in NYC
  • Six killed in Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash in McComb, Mississippi including band members Ronnie Vanzant, Steve Gains, Cassie Gaines and Dean kilpatrick

Famous Birthdays

  • Leila Josefowicz, Canadian classical violinist
  • Matt Jansen, English footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28
  • Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 29
  • Steve Gaines, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in air crash at 28