Historical Events on December 31st, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Bubbling Brown Sugar" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 766 performances
  • "Man of La Mancha" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 124 performances
  • 66th Men's Australian Open: Vitas Gerulaitis beats John Lloyd (6-3, 7-6, 5-7, 3-6, 6-2)
  • 66th Women's Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Helen Gourlay Cawley (6-3, 6-0)
  • Amir Sheikh Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir Al Sabah becomes leader of Kuwait
  • Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with Vietnam
  • Donald Woods, a banned white editor flees South Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • WFAT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM