June 1977 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 British Virgin Islands adopts constitution
  • Jun 1 Russia charges Jewish rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason
  • Jun 2 New Jersey allows casino gambling in Atlantic City
  • 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 Tony Awards: Shadow Box & Annie win
  • Jun 5 Coup in Seychelles (National Day)
  • Jun 6 "Washington Post" reports US has developed neutron bomb
  • 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 9 50th National Spelling Bee: John Paola wins spelling cambist

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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 "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 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

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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 Spain's 1st free elections since 1936 (41 years)
  • Jun 15 Wim Polak becomes mayor of Amsterdam
  • Jun 16 Fianna Fail party wins Irish elections

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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 Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.
  • Jun 18 Space Shuttle test model "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft for 1st time, It was fixed to a modified Boeing 747
  • Jun 19 Indians fire manager Frank Robinson & replace him with Jeff Torborg
  • Jun 19 Pope Paul VI makes 19th-cen bishop John Neumann 1st US male saint

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Jun 20 Menachem Begin forms Israeli government

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • 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

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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 26 42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn
  • 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 US Railway Post Office final train run (NY to Wash DC)
  • Jun 30 Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive HRs in Toronto

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 4 Quinten Hann, Australian former snooker player
  • Jun 6 Bryn Williams, Welsh chef
  • Jun 9 Roopa Mishra, Indian civil servant
  • Jun 17 Bernardo Federico Tomas, Prince of Netherlands
  • Jun 26 Kubo Tite, Japanese cartoonist
  • Jun 27 Arkadiusz Radomski, Polish footbaler
  • Jun 28 Mark Stoermer, American bass player (The Killers)
  • Jun 29 Oleg Korenfeld, Russian-born American poet

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 17 Senator Joe Biden of Delaware (34) weds Jill Jacobs (26) at the Chapel at the United Nations in New York City

47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States
Joe Biden

Divorces in History

  • Jun 9 George & Patti Harrison divorce

Deaths in History

  • Jun 3 Archibald Vivian Hill, English physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
  • Jun 9 Hans Andreus, [Johan W van de Zant], Dutch poet, dies at 51
  • Jun 13 Tom C Clark, former Supreme Court Justice (1949-67), dies in NY at 77

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Jun 16 Wernher von Braun, rocket scientist (V1/V2), dies at 65 of smoking

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun
  • Jun 19 Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist (b. 1933)
  • Jun 19 Lady Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (b. 1889)
  • Jun 24 André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician (b. 1943)
  • Jun 26 Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist, dies at 75
  • Jun 29 Anton D Hildebrand, children's book writer (Monus), dies at 70
  • Jun 29 Magda Lupescu, consort of King Carol II of Romania (b. 1895)