Historical Events in 1977 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 705

  • Jul 19 48th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-5 at Yankee Stadium, NY
  • Jul 19 All star MVP: Don Sutton (LA Dodgers)
  • Jul 19 Floods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 76
  • Jul 20 Flash flood hits Johnstown, Pa, kills 80 & causing $350 mil damage
  • Jul 20 The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments.
  • Jul 20 10th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • Jul 21 Libyan-Egyptian border fights
  • Jul 21 Sri Lanka premier Bandaranaike loses election
  • Jul 23 Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Muslims on hostage charges
  • Jul 24 32nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jul 24 Seattle's John Montague pitches 6 2/3 innings of perfect relief tying 2 game record of retiring 33 consecutive batsmen
  • Jul 24 64th Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France
  • Jul 26 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • Jul 26 The 'Committee of 10' formed by prominent Soweto residents, issues a programme for the election of a new community board to have total autonomy in Soweto, South Africa
  • Jul 27 John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in US
  • Jul 28 1st oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska
  • Jul 28 Roy Wilkins turn over NAACP leadership to Benjamin Hooks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 28 Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham v Aust Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings

Cricketer Ian Botham
Ian Botham
  • Jul 31 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Pocono Northeast Golf Classic
  • Jul 31 E Henry Knoche, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Jul 31 John F Blake promoted from acting to deputy director of CIA
  • Aug 1 SF Giant Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th grand slammer
  • Aug 1 Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he was flying in Los Angeles
  • Aug 3 Radio Shack issues a press release introducing TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered
  • Aug 3 United States Senate Hearing on MKULTRA.
  • Aug 4 US President Carter establishes Department of Energy
  • Aug 4 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 6 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate European Women's Golf Open
  • Aug 7 "Shenandoah" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 1,050 performances
  • Aug 8 Maurine Stuart, ordained as Zen priest by Eido Tai Shimano Roshi
  • Aug 8 Texas Rangers turn their 1st triple play (vs A's)
  • Aug 9 Chris Old completes a century in 37 mins, Yorks v Warwicks
  • Aug 9 NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs
  • Aug 9 The military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces that it will return the nation to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 for a President and Congress.
  • Aug 10 Phillies & Expos play a doubleheader that ends at 3:23 AM
  • Aug 10 US & Panama sign Panama Canal Zone accord
  • Aug 10 USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
  • Aug 10 Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers NY, accused of being "Son of Sam" 44 caliber killer
  • Aug 10 About 100 white sympathisers joined evicted black squatters in a protest against the demolition of shanty dwellings outside Cape Town, South Africa
  • Aug 11 Geoff Boycott scores his 100th FC hundred, v Aust at Headingley
  • Aug 12 For 2nd straight day, Oakland's Manny Sanguillen foils a no-hit bid
  • Aug 12 High Energy Astronomy Observatory {HEAO] 1 launched into Earth's orbit by NASA
  • Aug 12 Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st atmospheric flight
  • Aug 13 1st test glide of space shuttle
  • Aug 13 Randy Bachman quits BTO, they disband
  • Aug 14 59th PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Cal
  • Aug 14 77,691 see NY Cosmos beat Fort Lauderdale Strikers 8-3 at Giant Stad
  • Aug 14 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Long Island Charity Golf Classic
  • Aug 15 England regain cricket Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead over Aust
  • Aug 15 Herbert Kappler, head of Nazi police and security services in Rome during WWII, escapes from prison hospital in Rome
  • Aug 16 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 16 Yanks blow 9-4 lead in 9th but beat Chicago 11-10 in bottom of 9th
  • Aug 17 Russian nuclear sub "Artika" is 1st to North Pole
  • Aug 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 17 Thomas Wessinghage/Harald Hudak/Michael Lederer/Karl Fleschen walk world record 4x1500m (14:38.8)
  • Aug 18 2 girls are killed by a runaway car outside of Graceland
  • Aug 18 Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter
  • Aug 19 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • Aug 20 NASA launches Voyager 2 towards Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune
  • Aug 21 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
  • Aug 21 Donna Patterson Brice sets high speed water skiing rec (111.11 mph)
  • Aug 23 1st man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor)
  • Aug 23 Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in German DR
  • Aug 26 Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77
  • Aug 27 "Chicago" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 947 performances
  • Aug 27 Army shoots on market vendor women in Conakry, Guinea
  • Aug 27 Toby Harrah & Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park-homers off Yankee Ken Clay at Yankee Stadium, Rangers won 8-2
  • Aug 28 Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • Aug 28 NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 28 Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Aug 28 NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 29 St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Aug 31 Aleksandr Fedotov sets aircraft alt rec of 38.26 km (125,524')
  • Aug 31 Spyros Kyprianou appointed president of Cyprus
  • Aug 31 Ian Smith, espousing racial segregation, wins Rhodesian general election with 80% of overwhelmingly white electorate's vote
  • Sep 1 1st TRS-80 Model I computer sold
  • Sep 1 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 3 Japan's Sadaharu Oh hits 756th HR to surpass Hank Aaron's total

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 Last broadcast of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" on CBS

  • Sep 4 "Godspell" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 527 performances
  • Sep 4 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Rail Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
  • Sep 5 Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 5 Red Army Faction kidnaps and subsequently murders West German business executive Hanns Martin Schleyer
  • Sep 5 Voyager 1 (US) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn
  • Sep 6 Angels acquire Dave Kingman from Padres for cash 9 days later Yankees buy Kingman (started with Mets) who plays in all 4 divisions in 1977
  • Sep 7 Ethiopia drops diplomatic relations with Somalia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 US President Jimmy Carter and Panama's General Omar Torrijos sign the Panama Canal treaties, guaranteeing Panama control of the Panama Canal after 1999

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Sep 7 Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy is released from prison after serving 4 years and 4 1/2 months
  • Sep 8 Interpol sends a resolution concerning video piracy
  • Sep 8 Jimmy McCulloch quits Wings
  • Sep 9 1st TRS-80 computer sold
  • Sep 9 Tiger rookies Lou Whitaker & Allan Trammell debut together & will play together for 19 years
  • Sep 10 Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
  • Sep 10 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)
  • Sep 10 Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978
  • Sep 10 Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 97th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert beats Wendy Turnbull (7-6, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 11 29th Emmy Awards: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Carroll O'Conner & Bea Arthur win
  • Sep 11 Joanne Carner wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 97th Men's U.S. Open: Guillermo Vilas beats Jimmy Connors (2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Sep 13 1st TV viewer discretion warning-Soap
  • Sep 13 2nd Test Cricket of Space Shuttle Enterprise
  • Sep 13 General Motors introduces 1st US diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88)
  • Sep 14 Christmas Tinto sentenced to 7 years in Robben Island, South Africa
  • Sep 15 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 124 performances
  • Sep 15 Orioles forfeit to Blue Jays when mgr Earl Weaver pulls team off field in 5th citing hazardous condition (small tarpaulin on bullpen mound)
  • Sep 15 US President Jimmy Carter meets with 15 record company executives
  • Sep 15 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 15 TV LA drama "CHiPs" debuts on NBC in US
  • Sep 16 90 minute pilot of "Logan's Run" premieres on TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 16 Ringo Starr releases "Drowning in Sea of Love"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Sep 16 Seattle beats Royals, 4-1, to end KC's winning streak at 16 games
  • Sep 17 22nd Ryder Cup: US, 12½-13½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes England
  • Sep 17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 17 Dave Kingman hits his 1st Yankee homer, Reggie hits 2 more
  • Sep 17 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" is #1 for 19th straight week
  • Sep 18 Brooks Robinson Night in Baltimore
  • Sep 18 Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America's Cup
  • Sep 18 Joanne Carner/Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Team Golf Championship
  • Sep 18 US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth & Moon together
  • Sep 18 2nd Toronto International Film Festival opens
  • Sep 20 "Estrada" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Sep 20 Vietnam & Djibouti ask for membership in UN
  • Sep 21 US minister of Foreign affairs Cyrus Vance dismissed
  • Sep 22 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven no-hits California Angels, 9-0
  • Sep 22 Preston Jones' "Texas Trilogy" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 22 West German Red Army Faction terrorist kills policeman in Utrecht
  • Sep 23 3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise
  • Sep 23 Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on Charlie's Angels
  • Sep 24 "Estrada" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Sep 24 1st broadcast of "Love Boat" on ABC-TV
  • Sep 24 Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards
  • Sep 25 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
  • Sep 26 Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27
  • Sep 26 Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY
  • Sep 27 Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title
  • Sep 29 "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" by Meco hits #1
  • Sep 29 Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid & overworked

Singer James Brown
James Brown

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 29 Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Sep 29 Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini" premieres in Amsterdam
  • Sep 29 Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit
  • Sep 30 Dutch Antillean government-Evertsz resigns
  • Sep 30 Ringo Starr releases "Ringo the 4th" album
  • Sep 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 30 Due to US budget cuts, the Apollo program's ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.
  • Sep 30 Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmeña III successfully escaped from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Brazilian soccer great Pele retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
  • Oct 1 US Department of Energy established

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Oct 1 Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Oct 1 Yanks win 2nd consecutive AL East title
  • Oct 2 Pakistan general Zia ul-Haq bans all opposition
  • Oct 2 Vivian Brownlee wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • Oct 2 Dusty Baker 30th HR joins teammates Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), & Ron Cey (30) in make Dodgers 1st team to boast 4 30-HR hitters
  • Oct 3 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Indira Gandhi arrested

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • Oct 5 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 43 performances
  • Oct 6 DL Coburns "Gin Game" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 6 Yankees win AL pennant by rallying for 3 runs in 9th to beat KC Royals 5-3 in 5th & deciding playoff game
  • Oct 6 In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
  • Oct 7 Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis
  • Oct 7 USSR adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution.
  • Oct 8 Largest baseball crowd in Penns, 64,924 see Dodgers beat Phillies 4-1 in 4th NL championship game (Dodgers win pennant)
  • Oct 8 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 9 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic
  • Oct 9 Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock
  • Oct 9 Yanks rally for 3 in 9th & beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31
  • Oct 9 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 10 11th Country Music Association Award: Ronnie Milsap wins
  • Oct 11 Soyuz 25 returns to Earth
  • Oct 12 "Throwaway Game" Catfish Hunter loses WS 6-1 resting Yank pitchers
  • Oct 12 4th test of space shuttle Enterprise
  • Oct 12 Psychic Romark attempts to drive blindfolded, smashed into cop van
  • Oct 12 US Supreme Court heard arguments in "reverse discrimination" case of Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to University of California Med School
  • Oct 14 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem at World Series
  • Oct 14 Princess Beatrice opens Amsterdam metro
  • Oct 14 Rock band KISS release their 2nd live album "Alive II"
  • Oct 15 Arkansas' Steve Little kicks a record tying 67 yard field goal
  • Oct 15 Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life" goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks
  • Oct 15 Don Ritchie runs world record 100 mile (11:30:51)
  • Oct 17 Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament
  • Oct 17 West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia freeing all 86 hostages & killing 3 of 4 hijackers
  • Oct 18 1st Islander 0-0 tie-Kings at Nassau-25th time shutout-Resch's 15th
  • Oct 18 NY Yankees win their 21st World Championship, 4 games
  • Oct 18 West German commandos liberate Boeing 737 with 86 hostages at Mogadishu

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 18 Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth's series record

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Oct 18 Yanks beat Dodgers 8-4 for 21st world championship, 1st in 15 years
  • Oct 19 Corpse of kidnapped West German, H M Schleyer, found
  • Oct 19 Supersonic Concorde jet's 1st landing in NYC
  • Oct 20 David Mamet's "Life in the Theater" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 20 Hamilton Deane & John Balderstons "Dracula" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 20 Six killed in Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash in McComb, Mississippi including band members Ronnie Vanzant, Steve Gains, Cassie Gaines and Dean kilpatrick
  • Oct 21 US recalls William Bowdler, ambassador to South Africa
  • Oct 21 The European Patent Institute is founded.
  • Oct 22 International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 & 2 launched into Earth orbit
  • Oct 23 7th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:43:10
  • Oct 23 8th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:38
  • Oct 23 Panamanians vote 2:1 to approve new Canal treaties