Historical Events in March 1977

  • Mar 1 Bank of America adopts the name VISA for its credit cards
  • Mar 1 US extends territorial waters to 200 miles
  • Mar 2 1st time Jay Leno appears on Tonight Show

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award

Actress Bette Davis
Bette Davis
  • Mar 2 Future Tonight Show host Jay Leno debuts with host Johnny Carson
  • Mar 2 Libya amends constitution
  • Mar 3 Ice Pairs Champs at Tokyo won by Irina Rodnina/Alexandr Zaitsev (URS)
  • Mar 3 Islanders allow Red Wings only 11 shots on goal
  • Mar 3 Libyan Socialist Arabs People's Republic forms
  • Mar 3 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Tokyo won by Vladimir Kovalev (USSR)
  • Mar 3 World Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Linda Fratianne (USA)
  • Mar 4 1st CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped, to Los Alamos Laboratories, NM
  • Mar 4 Colin Croft takes 8-29 against Pakistan at Port-of-Spain
  • Mar 4 Earthquake in Romania kills 1,541

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 5 3rd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actor John Wayne
John Wayne
  • Mar 5 24th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Virginia, 75-69
  • Mar 7 Ali Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party wins elections

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Mar 7 Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin meets US President Jimmy Carter

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Mar 8 Henry L Marsh III elected mayor of Richmond, Virginia
  • Mar 8 Princess Anne announces she's expecting her 1st child (Peter)
  • Mar 9 Hanafi Muslims invade 3 buildings in Wash DC, siege ended Mar 11th
  • Mar 9 Adm Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret), becomes 12th director of CIA replacing acting director Knoche
  • Mar 10 Rings of Uranus discovered during occulation of SAO
  • Mar 10 CBS' premiere of "A Circle of Children", starring Jane Alexander and based on the life and book about this by Mary Mac Cracken
  • Mar 11 Muslims hold 130 hostages in Wash DC
  • Mar 12 Chile president Pinochet bans Christian-Democratic Party
  • Mar 12 Egypt's Anwar Sadat pledges to regain Arab territory from Israel
  • Mar 13 Dennis Lillee takes 6-26, England all out 95 in Centenary Test
  • Mar 15 "Eight is Enough" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Mar 15 US House of Reps begin 90 day test of televising its sessions
  • Mar 15 First official test cricket match is played between Australia and England at Melbourne
  • Mar 16 US president Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland
  • Mar 17 Australia wins cricket Centenary Test by 45 runs, same result as 1877
  • Mar 18 The Clash release their first recording "White Riot"
  • Mar 18 US restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea & Cambodia
  • Mar 18 Vietnam hands over MIA to US
  • Mar 19 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Mar 19 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.33)
  • Mar 20 Communists/socialists win French municipal elections
  • Mar 20 Parisians elect former PM Jacques Chirac as 1st mayor in a century

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 20 Premier Indira Gandhi loses election in India

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • Mar 22 Dutch Den Uyl government falls
  • Mar 22 Indira Gandhi resigns as PM of India
  • Mar 22 Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) government under Joop den Uyl falls
  • Mar 26 Elvis Costello releases his 1st record "Less Than Zero"
  • Mar 26 Focus on the Family is founded by Dr. James Dobson
  • Mar 27 583 die in aviation's worst ever disaster when two Boeing 747s collide at Tenerife airport
  • Mar 27 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
  • Mar 28 39th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Marquette beats NC 67-59

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 28 49th Academy Awards: "Rocky", Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win

Actress Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
  • Mar 28 Morarji Desai forms government in India
  • Mar 31 Michael Cristofer's "Shadow Box" premieres in NYC