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

Person-of-interestPerson 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"

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

5th Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • 5th RAF kidnap West German work chairman 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 Pres 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 McCullough 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 for torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France.

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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 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

Person-of-interestPerson 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
  • 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, Korean golfer

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, convicted murderer last to, die by guillotine
  • 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