February 1977 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 Blizzard in upstate New York and Southern Ontario claims 23 lives
  • Feb 2 Burn up of Salyut 4 Space Station (USSR)
  • Feb 2 Radio Shack officially begins creating TRS-80 computer
  • Feb 3 Martin Dihigo John Lloyd elected to Hall of Fame
  • Feb 4 Elevated train jumps track, crashes onto Chicago st (11 die, 200 hurt)
  • Feb 4 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" released
  • 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 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 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 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 15 Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election
  • Feb 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan
  • Feb 18 Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on its maiden flight
  • Feb 18 Kiss play their first concert in Madison Square Garden (NYC)
  • Feb 19 Doug Walters scores 250 v NZ, 217 stand for 7th wicket w/Gilmour
  • Feb 19 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Feb 19 Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner
  • 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 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 5 Ben Ainslie, British sailor
  • Feb 7 Mariusz Pudzianowski, Polish strongman competitor
  • Feb 8 Yucef Merhi, Venezuelan artist
  • Feb 8 Barry Hall, Australian rules footballer
  • Feb 14 Darren Bennett, a Professional Latin Ballroom Dancer
  • Feb 16 Ian Clarke, Irish computer programmer
  • Feb 23 Kristina ┼ámigun, Estonian cross-country skier
  • Feb 24 Jason Akermanis, Australian rules footballer
  • Feb 25 Josh Wolff, American footballer

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet), dies at 72
  • Feb 4 Brett Halliday, American writer (b. 1904)
  • Feb 5 Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player, dies at 67
  • Feb 5 Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (b. 1894)
  • Feb 7 Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher/lawyer, dies at 82
  • Feb 9 Denys Amiel, French dramatist/playwright (Le mouton noir), dies at 92
  • Feb 9 Gaus, an orangautan who lived to be 59
  • Feb 9 Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin), dies at 82
  • Feb 11 Louis J M Beel, Dutch premier (1946-48, 58-59), dies at 74
  • Feb 17 Janani Luwum, Ugandan Archbishop (b. 1922)
  • Feb 18 Maria Realino, teacher (Botany of Curacao), dies at 87
  • Feb 19 Anthony Crosland, British politician (b. 1918)
  • Feb 27 John Dickson Carr, American author (b. 1905)