What Happened in 1977 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 704

  • Jun 6 Doobie Brothers sponsor a Golf Classic & Concert for United Way
  • Jun 6 Joseph L Howze installed as bishop of Roman Catholic diocese (Miss)
  • Jun 6 Supreme Court tosses out automatic death penalty laws
  • Jun 7 Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law
  • Jun 7 White Sox draft Harold Baines #1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 8 Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jun 9 50th National Spelling Bee: John Paola wins spelling cambist

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated with fireworks

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Jun 10 Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers
  • Jun 10 James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison
  • Jun 10 International Labour Organisation and United Nations meet to discuss apartheid in South Africa and potential actions to prevent further violence and state repression.
  • Jun 11 "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Fat Woman)" by Joe Tex hits #12
  • Jun 11 "Dance & Shake Your Tambourine" by Universal Robot Band peaks at #93
  • Jun 11 "I Need A Man" by Grace Jones peaks at #83
  • Jun 11 "I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC & Sunshine Band peaks at #1
  • Jun 11 "Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold peaks at #7
  • Jun 11 "The Pretender" by Jackson Browne peaks at #58
  • Jun 11 "Watch Closely Now" by Kris Kristofferson peaks at #52
  • Jun 11 109th Belmont: Jean Cruguet riding Seattle Slew wins in 2:29.6
  • Jun 11 Dutch marines rescued hostages from a Moluccan held train in Holland
  • Jun 11 ELO releases "Telephone Line"
  • Jun 11 Main Street Electrical Parade premieres in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
  • Jun 12 "Pippin" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1944 performances
  • Jun 12 23rd LPGA Championship won by Chako Higuchi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 Ground breaking ceremony for John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Jun 13 Convicted Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray recaptured
  • Jun 15 NY Mets trade Tom Seaver to Reds for Pat Zachry
  • Jun 15 Spain's 1st free elections since 1936 (41 years)
  • Jun 15 Wim Polak becomes mayor of Amsterdam
  • Jun 16 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
  • Jun 16 Fianna Fail party wins Irish elections

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Leonid Brezhnev named Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Jun 16 Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals
  • Jun 16 Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson get into a dug out altercation

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jun 18 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten & Paul Cook, beaten & robbed by London pub
  • Jun 18 Space Shuttle test model "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft for 1st time, It was fixed to a modified Boeing 747
  • Jun 19 77th US Golf Open: Hubert Green shoots a 278 at Southern Hills Tulsa
  • Jun 19 Indians fire manager Frank Robinson & replace him with Jeff Torborg
  • Jun 19 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jun 19 Pope Paul VI makes 19th-cen bishop John Neumann 1st US male saint
  • Jun 19 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 Menachem Begin forms Israeli government

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Jun 20 Oil enters Trans-Alaska pipeline exits 38 days later at Valdez
  • Jun 21 Former White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman enters prison
  • Jun 21 Menachem Begin (Likud) becomes Israel's 6th PM
  • Jun 21 Bülent Ecevit forms a minority government in Turkey which lasts only 1 month
  • Jun 22 Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison
  • Jun 22 Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released
  • Jun 23 13th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-4
  • Jun 23 Violence erupts in Soweto, South Africa, again and the police make at least 146 arrests

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 24 IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Jun 24 Josiah Mutabuzi Isaya Kibira is the first African to be elected president of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
  • Jun 24 27th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Ascent" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 25 Roy C Sullivan of Va is struck by lightning for 7th time!
  • Jun 25 8th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 13-12
  • Jun 26 42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn
  • Jun 26 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Jun 26 The Yorkshire Ripper kills 16 year old shop assistant Jayne MacDonald in Leeds, changing public perception of the killer as she was the first victim who was not a prostitute.
  • Jun 27 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise
  • Jun 27 Djibouti (Afars & Issas) claims Independence from France
  • Jun 27 Willie McCovey smashes 2 HRs in inning for 2nd time (Apr 12, 1973)
  • Jun 28 Billy Hunter becomes Rangers' 4th manager in 6 days
  • Jun 28 Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers
  • Jun 28 The United Party, main political opposition party in South Africa, is formally disbanded by the majority faction after members leave the party to join other new political parties
  • Jun 29 Supreme Court rules out death penalty for rapists of adults
  • Jun 29 Willie Stargell hits his 400th career HR
  • Jun 29 South Africa opposition party, the New Republic Party (NRP), is formed after the integration of the United Party (UP) and Democratic Party (DP)
  • Jun 30 Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"
  • Jun 30 Marvel Comics publish "Kiss book" tributing rock group Kiss
  • Jun 30 US Railway Post Office final train run (NY to Wash DC)
  • Jun 30 Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive HRs in Toronto

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 1 84th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • Jul 1 FC Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam Neth
  • Jul 1 Marlies Gohr runs Europen record 100m (10.88 sec)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 91st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Connors (36 62 61 57 64)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Jul 3 5th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Judy Rankin
  • Jul 3 The Senegalese Republican Movement (MRS) is founded.
  • Jul 4 Cubs use fielder Larry Bittner as a pitcher
  • Jul 4 Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie
  • Jul 4 Red Sox wallop a major league-record 8 HRs beating Toronto 9-6
  • Jul 5 Pakistani army, led by Gen Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, seizes power
  • Jul 6 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 7 12,000 police occupy university in Mexico City

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 7 "The Spy Who Loved Me", 10th James Bond film starring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach, premieres in London

Actress Barbara Bach
Barbara Bach
  • Jul 8 Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 9 106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • Jul 10 "Happy End" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 75 performances
  • Jul 10 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jul 12 John Edrich scores his 100th 100, Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval
  • Jul 13 NYC experiences 25 hr black-out
  • Jul 14 North Korea shoots down US helicopter, killing 3
  • Jul 14 US House establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Jul 16 Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad & Tobago crowned 26th Miss Universe
  • Jul 17 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • Jul 18 Hugh Leonard's "Da" premieres in London
  • Jul 18 Vietnam becomes member of UN
  • Jul 19 48th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-5 at Yankee Stadium, NY

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 850

  • May 11 Pablo García, Uruguayan footballer
  • May 11 Victor Matfield, South African rugby union footballer
  • May 11 Matthew Newton, Australian actor
  • May 12 Monique de Bruin, Porland Oregon, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
  • May 12 Graeme Dott, British snooker player
  • May 12 Rebecca Herbst, American actress
  • May 13 Diane Halber, Torrance California, figure skater (1996 National Collegiate champ)
  • May 13 Sara DeCosta, ice hockey goalie (USA, Oly-98)
  • May 13 Ilse DeLange, Dutch singer
  • May 13 Neil Hopkins, American actor
  • May 13 Samantha Morton, English actress
  • May 13 Robby Hammock, baseball player
  • May 14 Anca Barna, Cluj Romania, tennis star (semifinals 1995 ITF Poland)
  • May 14 Cesarina Mejia, Miss Dominican Republic Universe (1997)
  • May 14 Jayna Hefford, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • May 14 Sophie Anderton, English model and television personality
  • May 14 Roy Halladay, American baseball player
  • May 14 Ada Nicodemou, Australian actress
  • May 16 Dolcenera, Italian singer
  • May 16 Jean-Sébastien Giguère, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 17 Jere Michael, Aspen Colo, figure skater (1994 National Jr champ)
  • May 18 Lee Hendrie, English footballer
  • May 18 Danny Mills, English footballer
  • May 19 Manuel Almúnia, Spanish footballer
  • May 19 Brandon Inge, American baseball player
  • May 20 Angela Goethals, actress (VI Warshawski, Heartbreak Hotel)
  • May 20 Leonardo Noeren Franco, Argentine footballer
  • May 20 Matt Czuchry, American actor
  • May 20 Chad Muska, American Skateboarder for Element Skateboards
  • May 20 Miriam Parrish, American television actress
  • May 21 Quinton Fortune, South African footballer
  • May 21 Ricky Williams, American football player
  • May 22 Vinnie Potestivo, American TV Producer
  • May 22 Alastair Ralphs, Canadian professional wrestler
  • May 22 Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, Irish hurler
  • May 22 Dre Bly, American Football Player
  • May 24 Kym Valentine Australian actress (Neighbours), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 25 Giel Beelen, Dutch radio DJ
  • May 26 Raina Telgemeier, American cartoonist
  • May 26 Luca Toni, Italian footballer
  • May 26 Mark Hunter, American musician (Chimaira)
  • May 26 Misaki Ito, Japanese actress
  • May 27 Abderrahmane Hammad, Algerian athlete
  • May 27 Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • May 28 Ashley Ryan Ruiz Offord, singer (Menudo-Cannonball), born in Miami, Florida
  • May 28 Elisabeth Hasselbeck, American television panelist (The View)
  • May 28 Jeremy Borash, American professional wrestling announcer
  • May 29 Brent Roberts, Leesville La, diver (Olympics-96)
  • May 29 Danny Gerard, actor (Alan Silver-Brooklyn Bridge), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • May 29 Massimo Ambrosini, Italian footballer
  • May 29 Antonio Lebo-Lebo, Angolan footballer
  • May 30 Akwá, Angolan footballer
  • May 30 Rachael Stirling, British actress
  • May 31 Joachim Olsen, Danish athlete
  • May 31 Moses Sichone, Zambian footballer
  • May 31 Eric Christian Olsen, American actor
  • May 31 Theodoros Baev, Bulgarian-born Greek volleyball player
  • May 31 Debbie King, English TV presenter
  • May 31 Scott Klopfenstein, American musician (Reel Big Fish)
  • May 31 Phil Devey, Canadian baseball player
  • May 31 Domenico Fioravanti, Italian swimmer
  • May 31 Greg Leeb, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 31 Joel Ross, British disc jockey
  • May 31 June Sarpong, British television presenter
  • Jun 1 Danielle Harris, American actress
  • Jun 1 Sarah Wayne Callies, American actress
  • Jun 1 Brad Wilkerson, American baseball player
  • Jun 1 Richard Williams, British racing driver
  • Jun 2 Zachary Quinto, American actor
  • Jun 3 Cris, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 3 Az-Zahir Hakim, American football player
  • Jun 3 Travis Hafner, American baseball player
  • Jun 4 Dionisis Chiotis, Greek footballer
  • Jun 4 Alex Manninger, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 4 Berglind Icey, Icelandic actor
  • Jun 4 Quinten Hann, Australian former snooker player
  • Jun 5 Chantal Lefebvre, Ville LaSalle Que, ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd)
  • Jun 5 Christian Martucci, American musician
  • Jun 5 Nourhanne, Lebanese singer
  • Jun 5 Navi Rawat, American actress
  • Jun 5 Liza Weil, American actress
  • Jun 6 David Connolly, Irish footballer
  • Jun 6 Bryn Williams, Welsh chef
  • Jun 7 Marcin Baszczyński, Polish football player
  • Jun 7 Joe Horgan, baseball player
  • Jun 7 Odalis Pérez, baseball player
  • Jun 8 Belvilyn Ada Tenorio, Miss Universe-Northern Marianas (1996)
  • Jun 8 Yvette Basting, Breda Neth, tennis star (1994 Futures-Flensberg-GER)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 8 Kanye West, American rapper and record producer, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Rapper Kanye West
Kanye West
  • Jun 9 Zephnad Wattimury, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen
  • Jun 9 Roopa Mishra, Indian civil servant
  • Jun 9 Amisha Patel, Indian actress
  • Jun 9 Peja Stojakovic, Serbian basketball player
  • Jun 10 Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
  • Jun 10 Adam Darski, Polish musician most known for being the leader of Behemoth
  • Jun 10 Mike Rosenthal, American football player, sports radio talk show host
  • Jun 11 Geoff Ogilvy, Australian golfer
  • Jun 11 Ryan Dunn, American actor
  • Jun 11 Shane Meier, Canadian actor
  • Jun 12 Andrea Schwartz, Winnipeg Manitoba, 200m butterfly (Olympics-96)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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