Historical Events in April 1977

  • Apr 1 Attempt for Muslim state in Chad fails
  • Apr 1 NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games
  • Apr 2 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks
  • Apr 2 Mont Canadiens set NHL record of 34 straight home games without a lose
  • Apr 2 131st Grand National: Tommy Stack aboard Red Rum wins

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Apr 3 6th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Apr 3 Boston Bruin Jean Ratelle scores his 1,000th NHL point

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Apr 3 Egyptian Pres Anwar Sadat's 1st meeting with US President Jimmy Carter

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Apr 3 Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg adopt summer time
  • Apr 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 6 Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released
  • Apr 6 Kingdome opens, Seattle Mariners 1st game, loses to Angels 7-0
  • Apr 7 Consumer Product Safety Comn bans "TRIS" flame-retardant
  • Apr 7 Toronto Blues Jays 1st game, they beat Chicago 9-5
  • Apr 7 German Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light.
  • Apr 8 Israeli premier Rabin resigns
  • Apr 9 Communist party in Spain allowed legally after 40 years

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 10 41st Masters Golf Tournament: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 276

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • Apr 10 Beverly Klass wins LPGA Women's International Golf Satellite
  • Apr 10 Cleveland Indians set club record for longest, 9 inn game (3:17)
  • Apr 11 Ireland sets fishing zone at 50 mile
  • Apr 14 US Supreme Court says people may refuse to display state motto on license
  • Apr 15 1st baseball game at Montreal's Olympic Stadium

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Apr 16 Alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia

Writer Alex Haley
Alex Haley
  • Apr 17 "I Love My Wife" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 864 performances
  • Apr 17 Christian-democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
  • Apr 17 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament
  • Apr 18 "Side by Side" by Stephen Sondheim opens at Music Box NYC for 390 performances
  • Apr 18 81st Boston Marathon: Jerome Drayton of Canada 1st man in 2:14:46 and Miki Gorman of United States 1st woman in 2:48:33
  • Apr 18 Alex Haley, author of "Roots", awarded Pulitzer Prize

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Apr 18 Eddie Murray hits his 1st HR

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Apr 18 Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Cristofer for "Shadow Box"
  • Apr 20 Supreme Court rules "Live Free or Die" may be covered on NH licenses

Film release premierFilm Release

Apr 20 "Annie Hall", directed by Woody Allen and starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, is released (Best Picture 1978)

Actor, Screenwriter & Director Woody Allen
Actor, Screenwriter & Director
Woody Allen
Actress Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
  • Apr 21 Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beats Blue Jays 8-6
  • Apr 21 C Strouse & M Charnins musical "Annie" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 2377 performances
  • Apr 21 Zia ur-Rahman appointed president of Bangladesh

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Apr 22 Shimon Peres becomes the 8th Prime Minister of Israel

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Apr 23 ADO The Hague soccer team forms
  • Apr 23 Dr Allen Bussey completes 20,302 yo-yo loops
  • Apr 23 Milt workers kill 300-500 students in Addis Ababa
  • Apr 23 Czech chess master Vlastimil Hort plays 201 games simultaneously & only loses 10
  • Apr 24 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament
  • Apr 25 Cincinnati Reds tie record of 12 runs in 5th inning beating Braves 23-9
  • Apr 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 26 Opening of Studio 54 in New York, N.Y.
  • Apr 27 Bloody riots in Soweto, South Africa
  • Apr 27 HCC, Hobby Computer Club, forms in Netherlands
  • Apr 27 28 people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster.
  • Apr 28 Christopher Boyce convicted for selling secrets
  • Apr 28 Andreas Baader & members of Baader-Meinhoff jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Apr 28 The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed.
  • Apr 29 British Aerospace forms
  • Apr 30 "Party with Comden & Green" closes at Morosco NYC after 92 performances
  • Apr 30 Billy Graham beats Bruno Sammartino in Baltimore, to become WWF champ
  • Apr 30 Ron Cey sets record of 29 RBIs in April