What Happened in 1977 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 704

  • Jul 19 All star MVP: Don Sutton (LA Dodgers)
  • Jul 19 Floods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 76
  • Jul 20 Flash flood hits Johnstown, Pa, kills 80 & causing $350 mil damage
  • Jul 20 The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments.
  • Jul 20 10th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • Jul 21 Libyan-Egyptian border fights
  • Jul 21 Sri Lanka premier Bandaranaike loses election
  • Jul 23 Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Muslims on hostage charges
  • Jul 24 32nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jul 24 Seattle's John Montague pitches 6 2/3 innings of perfect relief tying 2 game record of retiring 33 consecutive batsmen
  • Jul 24 64th Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France
  • Jul 26 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • Jul 26 The 'Committee of 10' formed by prominent Soweto residents, issues a programme for the election of a new community board to have total autonomy in Soweto, South Africa
  • Jul 27 John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in US
  • Jul 28 1st oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska
  • Jul 28 Roy Wilkins turn over NAACP leadership to Benjamin Hooks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 28 Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham v Aust Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings

Cricketer Ian Botham
Ian Botham
  • Jul 31 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Pocono Northeast Golf Classic
  • Jul 31 E Henry Knoche, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Jul 31 John F Blake promoted from acting to deputy director of CIA
  • Aug 1 SF Giant Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th grand slammer
  • Aug 1 Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he was flying in Los Angeles
  • Aug 3 Radio Shack issues a press release introducing TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered
  • Aug 3 United States Senate Hearing on MKULTRA.
  • Aug 4 US President Carter establishes Department of Energy
  • Aug 4 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 6 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate European Women's Golf Open
  • Aug 7 "Shenandoah" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 1,050 performances
  • Aug 8 Maurine Stuart, ordained as Zen priest by Eido Tai Shimano Roshi
  • Aug 8 Texas Rangers turn their 1st triple play (vs A's)
  • Aug 9 Chris Old completes a century in 37 mins, Yorks v Warwicks
  • Aug 9 NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs
  • Aug 9 The military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces that it will return the nation to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 for a President and Congress.
  • Aug 10 Phillies & Expos play a doubleheader that ends at 3:23 AM
  • Aug 10 US & Panama sign Panama Canal Zone accord
  • Aug 10 USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
  • Aug 10 Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers NY, accused of being "Son of Sam" 44 caliber killer
  • Aug 10 About 100 white sympathisers joined evicted black squatters in a protest against the demolition of shanty dwellings outside Cape Town, South Africa
  • Aug 11 Geoff Boycott scores his 100th FC hundred, v Aust at Headingley
  • Aug 12 For 2nd straight day, Oakland's Manny Sanguillen foils a no-hit bid
  • Aug 12 High Energy Astronomy Observatory {HEAO] 1 launched into Earth's orbit by NASA
  • Aug 12 Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st atmospheric flight
  • Aug 13 1st test glide of space shuttle
  • Aug 13 Randy Bachman quits BTO, they disband
  • Aug 14 59th PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Cal
  • Aug 14 77,691 see NY Cosmos beat Fort Lauderdale Strikers 8-3 at Giant Stad
  • Aug 14 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Long Island Charity Golf Classic
  • Aug 15 England regain cricket Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead over Aust
  • Aug 15 Herbert Kappler, head of Nazi police and security services in Rome during WWII, escapes from prison hospital in Rome
  • Aug 16 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 16 Yanks blow 9-4 lead in 9th but beat Chicago 11-10 in bottom of 9th
  • Aug 17 Russian nuclear sub "Artika" is 1st to North Pole
  • Aug 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 17 Thomas Wessinghage/Harald Hudak/Michael Lederer/Karl Fleschen walk world record 4x1500m (14:38.8)
  • Aug 18 2 girls are killed by a runaway car outside of Graceland
  • Aug 18 Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter
  • Aug 19 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • Aug 20 NASA launches Voyager 2 towards Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune
  • Aug 21 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
  • Aug 21 Donna Patterson Brice sets high speed water skiing rec (111.11 mph)
  • Aug 23 1st man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor)
  • Aug 23 Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in German DR
  • Aug 26 Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77
  • Aug 27 "Chicago" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 947 performances
  • Aug 27 Army shoots on market vendor women in Conakry, Guinea
  • Aug 27 Toby Harrah & Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park-homers off Yankee Ken Clay at Yankee Stadium, Rangers won 8-2
  • Aug 28 Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • Aug 28 NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 28 Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Aug 28 NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 29 St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Aug 31 Aleksandr Fedotov sets aircraft alt rec of 38.26 km (125,524')
  • Aug 31 Spyros Kyprianou appointed president of Cyprus
  • Aug 31 Ian Smith, espousing racial segregation, wins Rhodesian general election with 80% of overwhelmingly white electorate's vote
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 850

  • Jun 12 Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American blues-rock guitarist
  • Jun 13 Alexei Kariozhny, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Oly-98)
  • Jun 14 Massimiliano Neri, Italian Supermodel
  • Jun 14 Chris McAlister, American football player
  • Jun 15 Nina Liu, Australian actress
  • Jun 15 Michael Doleac, American basketball player
  • Jun 16 Kerry Wood, American baseball player
  • Jun 16 Petros Papadakis, American sportscaster, former USC football player
  • Jun 17 Andrea Deak, Miss Universe-Hungary (1996)
  • Jun 17 Bernardo Federico Tomas, Prince of Netherlands
  • Jun 17 Jason Miller, Silver Springs Md, actor (New Mickey Mouse Club)
  • Jun 17 Roger Manganelli, American bassist (Less Than Jake)
  • Jun 17 Mark Tauscher, American football player
  • Jun 17 Branko Tomovic, Serbian actor
  • Jun 19 Peter Warrick, American football player
  • Jun 19 Veronika Vařeková, Czech supermodel
  • Jun 20 Gordan Giriček, Croatian basketball player
  • Jun 21 Jochen Hecht, Mannheim GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • Jun 23 Hayden Foxe, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • Jun 23 Miguel Ángel Angulo, Spanish footballer
  • Jun 23 Jason Mraz, American singer and songwriter
  • Jun 24 Cliff Bayer, fencer-foil (Olympics-96), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 24 Dimosthenis Dikoudis, Greek basketball player
  • Jun 24 Cas Jansen, Dutch actor
  • Jun 26 Kubo Tite, Japanese cartoonist
  • Jun 26 Mark Jindrak, American Professional Wrestler
  • Jun 27 Arkadiusz Radomski, Polish footbaler
  • Jun 27 Raúl, Spanish footballer
  • Jun 28 Lindsay Lee, tennis star (1995 Futures-Woodlands TX), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jun 28 Harun Tekin, Turkish musician, Mor ve Ötesi
  • Jun 28 Mark Stoermer, American bass player (The Killers)
  • Jun 28 Chris Spurling, American baseball player
  • Jun 29 Sharon Cripps, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 29 Tania Joy Gibson, Lake Barrington Ill, Miss America-Illinois (1997)
  • Jun 29 Oleg Korenfeld, Russian-born American poet
  • Jun 29 Zuleikha Robinson, English actress
  • Jun 30 Lola Odusoga, Finland, Miss Universe-3rd place (1996)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 1 Liv Tyler, American actress and daughter of Aerosmith's frontman, Steven Tyler (Stealing Beauty, Lord of the Rings), born in New York City

Actress Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler
  • Jul 1 Misty Marriah Esplin, Preston Idaho, Miss America-Idaho (1997)
  • Jul 1 Keigo Hayashi, Japanese music artist
  • Jul 1 Birgit Schuurman, Dutch musician
  • Jul 2 Shannan McCray, Miss District of Columbia Teen USA (1996)
  • Jul 3 Ludmila Richterova, Kosice Slovakia, tennis star
  • Jul 4 Katia Zygouli, Greek supermodel
  • Jul 4 Jonas Kjellgren, Swedish musician (Scar Symmetry)
  • Jul 5 Royce Da 5'9", American rapper
  • Jul 5 Nicolas Kiefer, German tennis player.
  • Jul 6 Con Blatsis, Australian footballer
  • Jul 6 Makhaya Ntini, South African cricketer
  • Jul 6 Craig Handley, British film director
  • Jul 7 Felix Vasquez, New York City Housing Authority employee
  • Jul 8 Wang Zhizhi, Chinese basketball player
  • Jul 8 Milo Ventimiglia, American actor
  • Jul 9 Isaac Brock, American musician
  • Jul 10 Schapelle Corby, Australian convicted drug smuggler
  • Jul 10 Gwendoline Yeo, American actress
  • Jul 11 Brandy Gold, Northridge California, actress (Annie-Baby Makes 5)
  • Jul 11 Brandon Short, American football player
  • Jul 12 Brock Lesnar, American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler (WWE), born in Webster, South Dakota
  • Jul 12 Neil Harris, English footballer
  • Jul 12 Steve Howey, American actor
  • Jul 13 Ashley Scott, American actress
  • Jul 14 Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
  • Jul 15 Ray Toro, American musician (My Chemical Romance)
  • Jul 15 Faraz Anwar, Pakistani guitarist (Mizraab)
  • Jul 15 Kitana Baker, American model (Miller Light Catfight commercial)
  • Jul 15 Lana Parrilla, American actress
  • Jul 15 Andre Nel, South African Cricketer
  • Jul 16 Bryan Budd, British soldier (VC recipient) (d. 2006)
  • Jul 17 M.I.A., British rapper
  • Jul 17 Lehmber Hussainpuri, Famous Indian Singer
  • Jul 17 Marc Savard, Canadian hockey player
  • Jul 18 Dylan Lane, American television host
  • Jul 18 Alfian bin Sa'at, Singaporean writer, poet and playwright
  • Jul 19 Haitham Mustafa, Sudanese footballer
  • Jul 19 Ed Smith, English cricketer
  • Jul 19 Tony Mamaluke, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 19 Jean-Sébastien Aubin, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • Jul 20 Julia Syriani, Miss Universe-Lebanon (1996)
  • Jul 20 Shany Kedmy, Israel, Women's 470 sailor (Oly-14th-1996)
  • Jul 20 Kiki Musampa, Congolese footballer
  • Jul 20 Alessandro dos Santos, Brazilian-born Japanese footballer
  • Jul 21 Allison Wagner, 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympics-silver-96)
  • Jul 21 Sarah Biasini, daughter of actress Romy Schneider
  • Jul 21 Paul Casey, English golfer
  • Jul 21 Jaime Murray, British actress
  • Jul 22 Maria Jose Lopez, Miss Ecuador Universe (1997)
  • Jul 22 Gustavo Nery, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 23 Neicer Reasco, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Jul 23 Scott Clemmensen, American ice hockey player
  • Jul 24 Arnold Bruggink, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Jul 24 Lee EunHee, Miss Korea Universe (1997)
  • Jul 24 Danny Dyer, English actor and television presenter
  • Jul 24 Mehdi Mahdavikia, Iranian football player
  • Jul 25 Kenny Thomas, American basketball player
  • Jul 26 Martin Laursen, Danish footballer
  • Jul 26 Rebecca St. James, Australian-born singer
  • Jul 27 Jason Michael Zimbler, actor (Clarissa Explains it All), born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 27 Foo Swee Chin, Singaporean comic book artist
  • Jul 28 Aki Berg, Finnish NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Raisio, Finland

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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