Historical Events in February 1977

  • Feb 1 Blizzard in upstate New York and Southern Ontario claims 23 lives
  • Feb 1 Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball
  • Feb 2 Burn up of Salyut 4 Space Station (USSR)
  • Feb 2 Radio Shack officially begins creating TRS-80 computer
  • Feb 2 Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman
  • Feb 3 Martin Dihigo John Lloyd elected to Hall of Fame
  • Feb 4 30th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 at Vancouver
  • Feb 4 Elevated train jumps track, crashes onto Chicago st (11 die, 200 hurt)
  • Feb 4 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" released
  • Feb 4 Wings release "Maybe I'm Amazed"
  • Feb 5 "CB Savage" by Rod Hart peaks at #67
  • Feb 5 "Dis-Gorilla (part 1)" by Rick Dees peaks at #56
  • Feb 5 "In The Mood" by Henhouse 5 Plus Too (Ray Stevens) peaks at #40
  • Feb 5 "Turn Loose On My Leg" by Jim Stafford peaks at #98
  • Feb 5 "Up Your Nose" by Gabriel Kaplan peaks at #91
  • Feb 5 General Mills Adventure Theater premieres on CBS radio
  • Feb 5 Sugar Ray Leonard beats Luis Vega in 6 rounds in his 1st pro fight
  • Feb 5 US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
  • Feb 5 US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
  • Feb 6 4th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 4-0
  • Feb 6 Alain Prieur jumps his motorcycle 65 m over 16 buses, near Paris
  • Feb 6 Harley Race beats Terry Funk in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ
  • Feb 7 Soyuz 24 launches with 2 cosmonauts
  • Feb 8 Earthquake in SF, at 5.0, strongest since 1966

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Feb 8 Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sentenced on obscenity charges

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt
  • Feb 10 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • Feb 10 Bomb explosion in Moscow metro
  • Feb 10 Jonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx NY named in honor of Bronx-born Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebbe Raid (1976)
  • Feb 11 20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia (heaviest known crustacean)
  • Feb 12 Toronto Maple Leafs shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
  • Feb 12 Festac '77, the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, finishes in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Feb 13 "Guys & Dolls" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 239 performances
  • Feb 13 "Ipi Tombi" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • Feb 13 "Robber Bridegroom" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 145 performances
  • Feb 13 Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship
  • Feb 13 Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
  • Feb 13 27th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 125-124 at Milwaukee
  • Feb 15 Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election
  • Feb 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan

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Feb 18 George Harrison releases "True Love"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Feb 18 Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on its maiden flight
  • Feb 18 Test Cricket debuts of Colin Croft & Joel Garner v Pakistan Bridgetown
  • Feb 18 Kiss play their first concert in Madison Square Garden (NYC)
  • Feb 19 19th Grammy Awards: This Masquerade, Starland Vocal Band
  • Feb 19 A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
  • Feb 19 Doug Walters scores 250 v NZ, 217 stand for 7th wicket with Gilmour
  • Feb 19 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Feb 19 Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner
  • Feb 20 "My Fair Lady" closes at St James Theater NYC after 384 performances
  • Feb 20 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
  • Feb 20 19th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins (153.218 MPH)
  • Feb 21 74 Unification Church couples wed in NYC

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Feb 24 US President Jimmy Carter announces US foreign aid will consider human rights

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Feb 24 12th Academy of Country Music Awards: Mickey Gilley and Crystal Gayle win

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Feb 25 New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • Feb 25 Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons
  • Feb 25 Soyuz 24 returns to Earth
  • Feb 26 1st flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747)
  • Feb 27 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
  • Feb 27 Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada
  • Feb 28 1st killer whale born in captivity (Marineland, Los Angeles California)
  • Feb 28 Harbor strike in Rotterdam/Amsterdam ends