What Happened in September 1977

Historical Events

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

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 5 Red Army Faction kidnaps and subsequently murders West German business executive Hanns Martin Schleyer
  • Sep 5 Voyager 1 (US) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn
  • Sep 6 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
  • Sep 7 Ethiopia drops diplomatic relations with Somalia

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Sep 7 US President Jimmy Carter and Panama's General Omar Torrijos sign the Panama Canal treaties, guaranteeing Panama control of the Panama Canal after 1999

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Sep 7 Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy is released from prison after serving 4 years and 4 1/2 months
  • Sep 8 Interpol sends a resolution concerning video piracy
  • Sep 8 Jimmy McCulloch quits Wings
  • Sep 9 1st TRS-80 computer sold
  • Sep 9 Tiger rookies Lou Whitaker & Allan Trammell debut together & will play together for 19 years
  • Sep 10 Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
  • Sep 10 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)
  • Sep 10 Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978
  • Sep 10 Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France

Sport awardTennis Open

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

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 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
  • Sep 13 1st TV viewer discretion warning-Soap
  • Sep 13 2nd Test Cricket of Space Shuttle Enterprise
  • Sep 13 General Motors introduces 1st US diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88)
  • Sep 14 Christmas Tinto sentenced to 7 years in Robben Island, South Africa
  • Sep 15 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 124 performances
  • Sep 15 Orioles forfeit to Blue Jays when mgr Earl Weaver pulls team off field in 5th citing hazardous condition (small tarpaulin on bullpen mound)
  • Sep 15 US President Jimmy Carter meets with 15 record company executives
  • Sep 15 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 15 TV LA drama "CHiPs" debuts on NBC in US
  • Sep 16 90 minute pilot of "Logan's Run" premieres on TV

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Sep 16 Ringo Starr releases "Drowning in Sea of Love"

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Sep 29 Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini" premieres in Amsterdam
  • Sep 29 Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit
  • Sep 30 Dutch Antillean government-Evertsz resigns
  • Sep 30 Ringo Starr releases "Ringo the 4th" album
  • Sep 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 30 Due to US budget cuts, the Apollo program's ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.
  • Sep 30 Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmeña III successfully escaped from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

Famous Divorces

  • Sep 11 TV's Rhoda gets divorced

Famous Deaths

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