What Happened in September 1977

Historical Events

  • 1st 1st TRS-80 Model I computer sold
  • 1st USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 3rd Japan's Sadaharu Oh hits 756th HR to surpass Hank Aaron's total

Event of interestEvent of Interest

3rd Last broadcast of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" on CBS

  • 4th "Godspell" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 527 performances
  • 4th Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Rail Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
  • 5th Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

5th Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • 5th Red Army Faction kidnaps and subsequently murders West German business executive Hanns Martin Schleyer
  • 5th Voyager 1 (US) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn
  • 6th Angels acquire Dave Kingman from Padres for cash 9 days later Yankees buy Kingman (started with Mets) who plays in all 4 divisions in 1977
  • 7th Ethiopia drops diplomatic relations with Somalia
  • 7th US President Jimmy Carter & Gen Herrera sign Panama Canal treaties
  • 7th Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy is released from prison after serving 4 years and 4 1/2 months
  • 8th Interpol sends a resolution concerning video piracy
  • 8th Jimmy McCulloch quits Wings
  • 9th 1st TRS-80 computer sold
  • 9th Tiger rookies Lou Whitaker & Allan Trammell debut together & will play together for 19 years
  • 10th Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
  • 10th Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)
  • 10th Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978
  • 10th Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France

Sport awardTennis Open

10th 97th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert beats Wendy Turnbull (7-6, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 11th 29th Emmy Awards: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Carroll O'Conner & Bea Arthur win
  • 11th Joanne Carner wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open

Sport awardTennis Open

11th 97th Men's U.S. Open: Guillermo Vilas beats Jimmy Connors (2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 13th 1st TV viewer discretion warning-Soap
  • 13th 2nd Test Cricket of Space Shuttle Enterprise
  • 13th General Motors introduces 1st US diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88)
  • 14th Christmas Tinto sentenced to 7 years in Robben Island, South Africa
  • 15th "Man of La Mancha" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 124 performances
  • 15th Orioles forfeit to Blue Jays when mgr Earl Weaver pulls team off field in 5th citing hazardous condition (small tarpaulin on bullpen mound)

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

15th US President Jimmy Carter meets with 15 record company executives

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 15th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 15th TV LA drama "CHiPs" debuts on NBC in US
  • 16th 90 minute pilot of "Logan's Run" premieres on TV
  • 16th Ringo Starr releases "Drowning in Sea of Love"
  • 16th Seattle beats Royals, 4-1, to end KC's winning streak at 16 games
  • 17th 22nd Ryder Cup: US, 12½-13½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes England
  • 17th China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 17th Dave Kingman hits his 1st Yankee homer, Reggie hits 2 more
  • 17th Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" is #1 for 19th straight week
  • 18th Brooks Robinson Night in Baltimore
  • 18th Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America's Cup
  • 18th Joanne Carner/Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Team Golf Championship
  • 18th US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth & Moon together
  • 18th 2nd Toronto International Film Festival opens
  • 20th "Estrada" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 20th Vietnam & Djibouti ask for membership in UN
  • 21st US minister of Foreign affairs Cyrus Vance dismissed
  • 22nd Minn Twin Bert Blyleven no-hits California Angels, 9-0
  • 22nd Preston Jones' "Texas Trilogy" premieres in NYC
  • 22nd West German Red Army Faction terrorist kills policeman in Utrecht
  • 23rd 3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise
  • 23rd Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on Charlie's Angels
  • 24th "Estrada" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 24th 1st broadcast of "Love Boat" on ABC-TV
  • 24th Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards
  • 25th Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
  • 26th Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27
  • 26th Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY
  • 27th Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title
  • 29th "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" by Meco hits #1
  • 29th Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

29th James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid & overworked

Singer James Brown
James Brown

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

29th Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 29th Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 29th Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit
  • 30th Dutch Antillean government-Evertsz resigns

Music releaseAlbum Release

30th Ringo Starr releases "Ringo the 4th" album

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 30th USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 30th Due to US budget cuts, the Apollo program's ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.
  • 30th Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmeña III successfully escaped from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Raffaele Giammaria, Italian racing driver
  • 1st Aaron Schobel, American football player
  • 1st Shoshana Bean, American stage actress
  • 1st Aamir Ali, Indian television actor
  • 1st David Albelda, Spanish footballer
  • 2nd Ramiro Muñoz, Colombian musician
  • 2nd Frédéric Kanouté, Malian footballer
  • 3rd Tami Tyler, Santa Clara California, dance skater (& Jonathan Nichols)
  • 3rd Rui Marques, Angolan footballer
  • 3rd Olof Mellberg, Swedish footballer
  • 3rd Nate Robertson, American baseball player
  • 4th Sun-Woo Kim, Korean Major League Baseball player
  • 4th Mark Ronson, English DJ/Producer and co-founder of Allido Records
  • 4th Lucie Silvas, English musician
  • 5th Minoru Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 5th Alexey Harkov, Russian bassist (Kipelov, Sergey Mavrin)
  • 5th Rosevelt Colvin, American football player
  • 5th Joseba Etxeberria, Spanish football winger
  • 5th Nazr Mohammed, American Basketball player
  • 6th Kiyoshi Hikawa, Japanese enka singer
  • 7th Nora Greenwald, American professional wrestler
  • 7th Jon Macken, British Footballer
  • 8th Maria Helena Selin, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 9th Chae Jung-an, South Korean actress and singer
  • 9th Soulja Slim, American rapper (d. 2003)
  • 9th Kyle Snyder, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 11th Ludacris, American rapper
  • 11th Matthew Stevens, Welsh snooker player
  • 11th Jon Buckland, British guitarist (Coldplay)
  • 12th James Louis McCartney, son of Paul & Linda McCartney
  • 12th Idan Raichel, Israeli musician
  • 12th Nathan Bracken, Australian cricketer
  • 12th Grant Denyer, Australian television personality and TV Host
  • 12th Jeff Irwin, American musician
  • 12th David Thompson, English footballer
  • 13th Fiona Apple, American singer
  • 13th Ivan De Battista, Maltese Actor, singer and composer
  • 13th Daisuke Tsuda, Japanese singer (Maximum the Hormone)
  • 15th Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 15th Sophie Dahl, English model and author
  • 15th Leander Jordan, National Football League offensive lineman
  • 15th Marisa Ramirez, American actress
  • 15th Jason Terry, American basketball player
  • 15th Tom Hardy, British actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

15th Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer (Half of a Yellow Sun), born in Enugu, Enugu State

  • 16th Greg Ball, American politician
  • 17th Becky Turner, Marietta Ga, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • 17th Latoya Warning, Suriname 4th Miss Teenager (1993)
  • 17th Tony Goskowicz, Wauwautosa Wis, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
  • 17th Simone Perrotta, Italian football player
  • 18th Li Tie, Chinese footballer
  • 18th Kieran West, British oarsman
  • 19th Ryan Dusick, American drummer (Maroon 5)
  • 19th Akash Chopra, Indian cricketer
  • 20th Ruth Moniz, NSW Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • 20th Namie Amuro, Japanese pop singer
  • 21st Brian Tallet, American baseball player
  • 22nd Paul Sculthorpe, English rugby league footballer
  • 23rd Rachael Yamagata, American singer and songwriter
  • 23rd Matthieu Descoteaux, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 23rd Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress (d. 2008)
  • 24th Frank Fahrenhorst, German footballer
  • 25th Clea DuVall, American actress
  • 25th Mike Krahulik, Illustrator
  • 25th Wil Nieves, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 27th Andrus Värnik, Estonian javelin thrower
  • 28th Young Jeezy, American Rapper

Person of interestPerson of Interest

28th Se Ri Pak, South Korean golfer, born in Daejeon, Korea

LPGA Golfer Se Ri Pak
LPGA Golfer
Se Ri Pak
  • 29th Won Bin, South Korean actor
  • 29th Wade Brookbank, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 29th Debelah Morgan, American R&B singer
  • 29th Jake Westbrook, American baseball player
  • 30th Maia Brewton, actress (Margaret-Lime Street), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 30th Stacey Storey, Eagle River Alaska, Miss America-Alaska (1996)
  • 30th Sun Jihai, Chinese footballer
  • 30th Roy Carroll, Northern Irish footballer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

3rd "I Dream of Jeannie" actress Barbara Eden (43) weds Charles Donald Fegert

Actress Barbara Eden
Barbara Eden
  • 30th "Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom" author John Updike (45) weds Martha Bernhard

Famous Divorces

  • 11th TV's Rhoda gets divorced

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Ethel Waters, actress (Beulah)/singer (Stormy Weather), dies at 76
  • 4th Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek musician (b. 1899)
  • 4th E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (b. 1911)
  • 4th Jean Rostand, French biologist (b. 1894)
  • 5th Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and wallon militant (b. 1897)
  • 6th Guido Pannain, composer, dies at 85
  • 6th Paul Burkhard, composer, dies at 65
  • 7th Gustave Reese, composer, dies at 77
  • 8th Zero [Samuel J] Mostel, US actor (Fiddler on the Roof), dies at 62
  • 9th John Breeden, actor (Madame Racketeer, Salute), dies at 73
  • 10th Hamida Djandoubi, Tunisian convicted murderer who was the last person to be executed in Western Europe, is beheaded in Marseille by guillotine at 28
  • 11th Don Blackman, actor (Old Man & Sea, Desert Legion), dies at 65
  • 11th Leonard Carey, actor (Laughter), dies at 90
  • 12th Robert Lowell, US poet/pacifist (Near the Ocean), dies at 60)
  • 12th Steven Biko, South African black student leader, dies in police custody
  • 13th Arthur Fagg, cricketer (5 Tests for England 1936-39/umpire), dies
  • 13th Leopold Stokowski, symphonic conductors, dies in England, at 95
  • 16th Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29
  • 16th Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53
  • 18th Paul Bernays, Swiss mathematician (b. 1888)
  • 25th Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician, dies at 78
  • 29th Alexander Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, Russian composer, dies at 78