Historical Events for Year 1977

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Events 1 - 150 of 706

Jan 1st - 1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means)
Jan 1st - Belgium reapportions 2,359 communities into 596
Jan 1st - Czech intellects begin Human Rights Group Chapter 77
Jan 1st - 63rd Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #2 Michigan, 14-6
Jan 1st - 43rd Sugar Bowl: #1 Pittsburgh beats #4 Georgia, 27-3; Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards
Jan 1st - 43rd Orange Bowl: #11 Ohio State beats #12 Colorado, 27-10
Jan 2nd - Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing
Jan 3rd - Apple Computer, Inc incorporates
Jan 3rd - Lindy McDaniel retires with 2nd most pitching appearances (987 games)
Jan 3rd - Former Home Secretary Roy Jenkins announces his intention to be Britain's first President of the European Commission
Jan 3rd - "The Police Tapes" premiere on New York City TV station WNET, based somewhat on 1960s NYPD officers who worked in its South Bronx
Jan 4th - Mary Shane hired by Chicago White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play
Jan 6th - EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
Jan 7th - Human Rights Charter 77 established in Prague
Jan 9th - "Porgy & Bess" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances
Jan 9th - Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat Minnesota Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR
Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe TannerTennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner Jan 9th - 65th Men's Australian Open: Roscoe Tanner beats Guillermo Vilas (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)
Jan 9th - 65th Women's Australian Open: Kerry Melville Reid beats Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat (7-5, 6-2)
Jan 10th - 20th hat trick in Islander history - Bobby Nystrom
Jan 11th - Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow
Jan 11th - Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
Jan 11th - France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics
Jan 12th - "Ipi Tombi" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 39 performances
Jan 12th - Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
Jan 15th - Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live"
Jan 15th - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
Jan 16th - Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders
Jan 17th - KC releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams
Jan 17th - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14
Jan 17th - Zaire president Mobutu visits Belgium
Jan 17th - Gary Gilmore is executed by firing squad in the Utah state prison, charged with murder
Jan 18th - Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the SCG
Jan 18th - Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease.
MLB shortstop Ernie BanksMLB shortstop Ernie Banks Jan 19th - Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame
Jan 19th - US President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
Jan 19th - World's largest crowd gathering - the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people
Jan 19th - Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred. It also fell in the Bahamas.
Jan 20th - George H W Bush, ends term as 11th director of CIA
Jan 20th - Mr Knoche, serves as acting director of CIA
Jan 21st - Italy legalizes abortion
Jan 21st - US President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders
Jan 23rd - $1.5-million Serge Lepage dress exhibited, Paris
Jan 23rd - Miniseries "Roots" premieres on ABC
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter Jan 24th - Massacre of Atocha in Madrid: five labor lawyers murdered by fascists in Madridvduring the Spanish transition to democracy
Jan 26th - Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai & Marine Tcherkasova are 1st to perform a quadruple twist lift, Helsinki
Jan 29th - 34th Golden Globes: Rocky, Peter Finch, & Faye Dunaway win
Jan 30th - 8th (final) part of "Roots" is most-watched US entertainment show ever (100 million)
Jan 30th - Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW v Qld)
Jan 30th - Edward W Stack replaces Paul Kerr president of Hall of Fame
Jan 31st - Frenchman Francois Claustre freed, after 33 months as hostage in Chad
Jan 31st - Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, & Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Jan 31st - 4th American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & Elton John win
Feb 1st - Heavy blizzard in New England claims 100 lives
Singer Olivia Newton-JohnSinger Olivia Newton-John Feb 1st - Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball
Feb 2nd - Burn up of Salyut 4 Space Station (USSR)
Feb 2nd - Radio Shack officially begins creating TRS-80 computer
Feb 2nd - Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman
Feb 3rd - Martin Dihigo John Lloyd elected to Hall of Fame
Feb 4th - 30th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 at Vancouver
Feb 4th - Elevated train jumps track, crashes onto Chicago st (11 die, 200 hurt)
Feb 4th - Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" released
Feb 4th - Wings release "Maybe I'm Amazed"
Feb 5th - "CB Savage" by Rod Hart peaks at #67
Feb 5th - "Dis-Gorilla (part 1)" by Rick Dees peaks at #56
Feb 5th - "In The Mood" by Henhouse 5 Plus Too (Ray Stevens) peaks at #40
Feb 5th - "Turn Loose On My Leg" by Jim Stafford peaks at #98
Feb 5th - "Up Your Nose" by Gabriel Kaplan peaks at #91
Feb 5th - General Mills Adventure Theater premieres on CBS radio
Feb 5th - Sugar Ray Leonard beats Luis Vega in 6 rounds in his 1st pro fight
Feb 5th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
Feb 5th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
Feb 6th - 4th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 4-0
Feb 6th - Alain Prieur jumps his motorcycle 65 m over 16 buses, near Paris
Feb 6th - Harley Race beats Terry Funk in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ
Feb 7th - Soyuz 24 launches with 2 cosmonauts
Feb 8th - Earthquake in SF, at 5.0, strongest since 1966
Magazine Publisher Larry FlyntMagazine Publisher Larry Flynt Feb 8th - Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sentenced on obscenity charges
Feb 10th - "Party with Comden & Green" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 perfs
Feb 10th - Bomb explosion in Moscow metro
Feb 10th - Jonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx NY named in honor of Bronx-born Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebbe Raid (1976)
Feb 11th - 20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia (heaviest known crustacean)
Feb 12th - Toronto Maple Leafs shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
Feb 13th - "Guys & Dolls" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 239 performances
Feb 13th - "Ipi Tombi" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 39 performances
Feb 13th - "Robber Bridegroom" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 145 perfs
Feb 13th - Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship
Feb 13th - Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
Feb 13th - 27th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 125-124 at Milwaukee
Feb 15th - Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election
Feb 16th - USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison Feb 18th - George Harrison releases "True Love"
Feb 18th - Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on its maiden flight
Feb 18th - Test Cricket debuts of Colin Croft & Joel Garner v Pakistan Bridgetown
Feb 18th - Kiss play their first concert in Madison Square Garden (NYC)
Feb 19th - 19th Grammy Awards: This Masquerade, Starland Vocal Band
Feb 19th - A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
Feb 19th - Doug Walters scores 250 v NZ, 217 stand for 7th wicket w/Gilmour
Feb 19th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Feb 19th - Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner
Feb 20th - "My Fair Lady" closes at St James Theater NYC after 384 performances
Feb 20th - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
Feb 20th - 19th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins (153.218 MPH)
Feb 21st - 74 Unification Church couples wed in NYC
Feb 24th - Pres Carter announces US foreign aid will consider human rights
Feb 24th - 12th Academy of Country Music Awards: Mickey Gilley and Crystal Gayle win
NBA Guard Pete MaravichNBA Guard Pete Maravich Feb 25th - New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts
Feb 25th - Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons
Feb 25th - Soyuz 24 returns to Earth
Feb 26th - 1st flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747)
Feb 27th - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
Feb 27th - Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada
Feb 28th - 1st killer whale born in captivity (Marineland, Los Angeles California)
Feb 28th - Harbor strike in Rotterdam/Amsterdam ends
Mar 1st - Bank of America adopts the name VISA for their credit cards
Mar 1st - US extends territorial waters to 200 miles
Mar 2nd - 1st time Jay Leno appears on Tonight Show
Mar 2nd - Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award
Actress Bette DavisActress Bette Davis Mar 2nd - Future Tonight Show host Jay Leno debuts with host Johnny Carson
Mar 2nd - Libya amends constitution
Mar 3rd - Ice Pairs Champs at Tokyo won by Irina Rodnina/Alexandr Zaitsev (URS)
Mar 3rd - Islanders allow Red Wings only 11 shots on goal
Mar 3rd - Libyan Socialist Arabs People's Republic forms
Mar 3rd - Men's Figure Skating Champions in Tokyo won by Vladimir Kovalev (USSR)
Mar 3rd - World Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Linda Fratianne (USA)
Mar 4th - 1st CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped, to Los Alamos Laboratories, NM
Mar 4th - Colin Croft takes 8-29 against Pakistan at Port-of-Spain
Mar 4th - Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541
Mar 5th - 24th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Virginia, 75-69
Actress Mary Tyler MooreActress Mary Tyler Moore Mar 5th - 3rd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)
Mar 7th - Ali Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party wins elections
Mar 7th - Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin meets Pres Carter
Mar 8th - Henry L Marsh III elected mayor of Richmond, Virginia
Mar 8th - Princess Anne announces she's expecting her 1st child (Peter)
Mar 9th - Hanafi Muslims invade 3 buildings in Wash DC, siege ended Mar 11th
Mar 9th - Adm Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret), becomes 12th director of CIA replacing acting director Knoche
Mar 10th - Rings of Uranus discovered during occulation of SAO
Mar 10th - CBS' premiere of "A Circle of Children", starring Jane Alexander and based on the life and book about this by Mary Mac Cracken
Mar 11th - Muslims hold 130 hostages in Wash DC
5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin Mar 12th - Chile president Pinochet bans Christian-Democratic Party
Mar 12th - Egypt's Anwar Sadat pledges to regain Arab territory from Israel
Mar 13th - Dennis Lillee takes 6-26, England all out 95 in Centenary Test
Mar 15th - "Eight is Enough" premieres on ABC-TV
Mar 15th - US House of Reps begin 90 day test of televising its sessions
Mar 15th - First official test cricket match is played between Australia and England at Melbourne
Mar 16th - US president Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland
Mar 17th - Australia wins cricket Centenary Test by 45 runs, same result as 1877
Mar 18th - The Clash release their first recording "White Riot"
Mar 18th - US restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea & Cambodia
Mar 18th - Vietnam hands over MIA to US
Mar 19th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

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