Historical Events in 1977 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 705

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • May 1 Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:35:15.4)
  • May 1 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • May 1 36 people are killed in Taksim Square, Istanbul, during the Labour Day celebrations.
  • May 2 "The King & I" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 719 performances
  • May 3 1977 NFL Draft: Ricky Bell from USC first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • May 6 "Beatles at Hollywood Bowl" released in UK
  • May 7 "Happy End" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 75 performances
  • May 7 103rd Kentucky Derby: Jean Cruguet on Seattle Slew wins in 2:02.2
  • May 7 22nd Eurovision Song Contest: Marie Myriam for France wins singing "L'oiseau et l'enfant" in London
  • May 8 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
  • May 9 Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed
  • May 9 Mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to Rep of Cameroon
  • May 9 Patty Hearst let out of jail
  • May 11 Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game
  • May 12 1st quadrophonic concert (Pink Floyd in London)
  • May 12 Emmy 4th Daytime Award presentation

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 13 Howard Stern begins broadcasting at WRNW, Briarcliff Manor NY

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • May 14 English football international Bobby Moore retires
  • May 14 KC Royals Jim Colborn no-hits Texas Rangers, 6-0
  • May 14 Netherlands State Delta Kappa Gamma Society forms
  • May 14 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
  • May 15 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
  • May 16 5 die as NY Airway helicopter topples on Pan Am bldg in NYC

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 16 Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • May 16 TV drama “Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn”, starring Leigh McCloskey, follow up to "Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway" premieres on US network NBC, focusing on what happened to him after Dawn left L.A. to return to her hometown

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 17 Menachem Begin's Likoed party wins election in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • May 18 Menachem Begin becomes Prime Minister of Israel
  • May 18 Nightclub in Cincinnati fire kills 164
  • May 18 US, USSR and other nations sign the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits weather warfare having widespread, long-lasting or severe effects
  • May 19 "Smokey & the Bandit," premieres
  • May 21 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 167 performances
  • May 21 102nd Preakness: Jean Cruguet aboard Seattle Slew wins in 1:54.4
  • May 21 Albert Innaurato's "Gemini" premieres in NYC
  • May 21 Fire in hotel Duc de Brabant Brussels, kills 19
  • May 21 SD Padres beat Mont Expos, 11-8, in 21 innings
  • May 22 Final European scheduled run of Orient Express (94 years)
  • May 22 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
  • May 22 Red Sox (6) & Brewers (5) tie single game HR record of 11
  • May 23 Benin adopts its constitution
  • May 23 US Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals of Watergate wrong doers H. R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman & John Mitchell
  • May 23 Moluccan extremists hold 105 schoolchildren & 50 others hostage on a hijacked train in Neth, children released May 27, siege ends June 11
  • May 24 USSR President Podgorny resigns
  • May 25 "Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released
  • May 25 "Brady Bunch Hour" last airs on ABC-TV
  • May 25 Dutch social democratic party wins parliamentary election
  • May 25 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Film release premierFilm Release

May 25 Original "Star Wars" movie (Episode IV – A New Hope), directed by George Lucas and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford first released

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Actor Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
  • May 25 21st European Cup: Liverpool beats Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 at Rome
  • May 26 George Willig climbs NYC World Trade Center
  • May 27 2 Boeing 747s by Pan Am & KLM collide in Canary Islands, killing 582
  • May 27 New York City fines George Willig 1 cent for each of 110 stories he climbed
  • May 27 30th Cannes Film Festival: "Padre Padrone" directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 28 165 killed in a fire at Beverly Hills Supper Club in Kentucky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins for a record 4th time

Racing Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • May 29 NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) ends on radio
  • May 29 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • May 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • May 29 Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indy 500
  • May 29 Sue Press is 1st woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one
  • May 30 Cleve Indian Dennis Eckersley no-hits California Angels, 2-0
  • May 31 "Beatlemania" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 920 performances
  • May 31 Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani becomes heir apparent to throne of Qatar
  • May 31 Trans Alaska oil pipeline completed
  • Jun 1 British Virgin Islands adopts constitution
  • Jun 1 Russia charges Jewish rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason
  • Jun 1 SC Heerenveen soccer team forms in Heerenveen
  • Jun 2 New Jersey allows casino gambling in Atlantic City
  • Jun 3 Balt Orioles pull their 6th triple play (9-6-4-6-6 vs KC Royals)
  • Jun 3 Belgium government of Tindemans forms
  • Jun 3 US & Cuba talk about diplomatic relations
  • Jun 4 Violence during Puerto Rican Day in Chicago kills 2
  • Jun 5 31st NBA Championship: Port Trailblazers beat Philadelphia 76er, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 5 31st Tony Awards: Shadow Box & Annie win
  • Jun 5 Coup in Seychelles (National Day)
  • Jun 5 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Talk Tournament '77 Golf Tournament
  • Jun 5 LA Dodgers retire Walt Alston's #24

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 76th Men's French Open: Guillermo Vilas beats Brian Gottfried (6-0, 6-3, 6-0)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 76th Women's French Open: Mima Jausovec beats Florenta Mihai (6-2, 6-7, 6-1)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec
  • Jun 6 "Washington Post" reports US has developed neutron bomb
  • Jun 6 Doobie Brothers sponsor a Golf Classic & Concert for United Way
  • Jun 6 Joseph L Howze installed as bishop of Roman Catholic diocese (Miss)
  • Jun 6 Supreme Court tosses out automatic death penalty laws
  • Jun 7 Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law
  • Jun 7 White Sox draft Harold Baines #1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 8 Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jun 9 50th National Spelling Bee: John Paola wins spelling cambist

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated with fireworks

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Jun 10 Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers
  • Jun 10 James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison
  • Jun 10 International Labour Organisation and United Nations meet to discuss apartheid in South Africa and potential actions to prevent further violence and state repression.
  • Jun 11 "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Fat Woman)" by Joe Tex hits #12
  • Jun 11 "Dance & Shake Your Tambourine" by Universal Robot Band peaks at #93
  • Jun 11 "I Need A Man" by Grace Jones peaks at #83
  • Jun 11 "I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC & Sunshine Band peaks at #1
  • Jun 11 "Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold peaks at #7
  • Jun 11 "The Pretender" by Jackson Browne peaks at #58
  • Jun 11 "Watch Closely Now" by Kris Kristofferson peaks at #52
  • Jun 11 109th Belmont: Jean Cruguet riding Seattle Slew wins in 2:29.6
  • Jun 11 Dutch marines rescued hostages from a Moluccan held train in Holland
  • Jun 11 ELO releases "Telephone Line"
  • Jun 11 Main Street Electrical Parade premieres in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
  • Jun 12 "Pippin" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1944 performances
  • Jun 12 23rd LPGA Championship won by Chako Higuchi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 Ground breaking ceremony for John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Jun 13 Convicted Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray recaptured
  • Jun 15 NY Mets trade Tom Seaver to Reds for Pat Zachry
  • Jun 15 Spain's 1st free elections since 1936 (41 years)
  • Jun 15 Wim Polak becomes mayor of Amsterdam
  • Jun 16 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
  • Jun 16 Fianna Fail party wins Irish elections

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Leonid Brezhnev named Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Jun 16 Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals
  • Jun 16 Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson get into a dug out altercation

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jun 18 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten & Paul Cook, beaten & robbed by London pub
  • Jun 18 Space Shuttle test model "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft for 1st time, It was fixed to a modified Boeing 747
  • Jun 19 77th US Golf Open: Hubert Green shoots a 278 at Southern Hills Tulsa
  • Jun 19 Indians fire manager Frank Robinson & replace him with Jeff Torborg
  • Jun 19 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jun 19 Pope Paul VI makes 19th-cen bishop John Neumann 1st US male saint
  • Jun 19 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks
  • Jun 20 Menachem Begin forms Israeli government
  • Jun 20 Oil enters Trans-Alaska pipeline exits 38 days later at Valdez
  • Jun 21 Former White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman enters prison
  • Jun 21 Menachem Begin (Likud) becomes Israel's 6th PM
  • Jun 21 Bülent Ecevit forms a minority government in Turkey which lasts only 1 month
  • Jun 22 Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison
  • Jun 22 Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released
  • Jun 23 13th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-4
  • Jun 23 Violence erupts in Soweto, South Africa, again and the police make at least 146 arrests

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 24 IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Jun 24 Josiah Mutabuzi Isaya Kibira is the first African to be elected president of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
  • Jun 24 27th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Ascent" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 25 Roy C Sullivan of Va is struck by lightning for 7th time!
  • Jun 25 8th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 13-12
  • Jun 26 42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn
  • Jun 26 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Jun 26 The Yorkshire Ripper kills 16 year old shop assistant Jayne MacDonald in Leeds, changing public perception of the killer as she was the first victim who was not a prostitute.
  • Jun 27 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise
  • Jun 27 Djibouti (Afars & Issas) claims Independence from France
  • Jun 27 Willie McCovey smashes 2 HRs in inning for 2nd time (Apr 12, 1973)
  • Jun 28 Billy Hunter becomes Rangers' 4th manager in 6 days
  • Jun 28 Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers
  • Jun 28 The United Party, main political opposition party in South Africa, is formally disbanded by the majority faction after members leave the party to join other new political parties
  • Jun 29 Supreme Court rules out death penalty for rapists of adults
  • Jun 29 Willie Stargell hits his 400th career HR
  • Jun 29 South Africa opposition party, the New Republic Party (NRP), is formed after the integration of the United Party (UP) and Democratic Party (DP)
  • Jun 30 Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"
  • Jun 30 Marvel Comics publish "Kiss book" tributing rock group Kiss
  • Jun 30 US Railway Post Office final train run (NY to Wash DC)
  • Jun 30 Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive HRs in Toronto

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 1 84th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • Jul 1 FC Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam Neth
  • Jul 1 Marlies Gohr runs Europen record 100m (10.88 sec)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 91st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Connors (36 62 61 57 64)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Jul 3 5th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Judy Rankin
  • Jul 3 The Senegalese Republican Movement (MRS) is founded.
  • Jul 4 Cubs use fielder Larry Bittner as a pitcher
  • Jul 4 Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie
  • Jul 4 Red Sox wallop a major league-record 8 HRs beating Toronto 9-6
  • Jul 5 Pakistani army, led by Gen Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, seizes power
  • Jul 6 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 7 12,000 police occupy university in Mexico City

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 7 "The Spy Who Loved Me", 10th James Bond film starring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach, premieres in London

Actress Barbara Bach
Barbara Bach
  • Jul 8 Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 9 106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • Jul 10 "Happy End" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 75 performances
  • Jul 10 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jul 12 John Edrich scores his 100th 100, Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval
  • Jul 13 NYC experiences 25 hr black-out
  • Jul 14 North Korea shoots down US helicopter, killing 3
  • Jul 14 US House establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Jul 16 Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad & Tobago crowned 26th Miss Universe
  • Jul 17 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • Jul 18 Hugh Leonard's "Da" premieres in London
  • Jul 18 Vietnam becomes member of UN