What Happened on September 5, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night"

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Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
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Jerry Lewis
  • Red Army Faction kidnaps and subsequently murders West German business executive Hanns Martin Schleyer
  • Voyager 1 (US) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexey Harkov, Russian bassist (Kipelov, Sergey Mavrin), born in Khimki, Moscow
  • Joseba Etxeberria, Spanish football winger, born in Elgoibar, Spain
  • Minoru Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Onoda, Yamaguchi
  • Nazr Mohammed, American basketball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Rosevelt Colvin, American football player, born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Famous Deaths

  • Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and wallon militant (b. 1897)