June 16, 1977 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Fianna Fail party wins Irish elections

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun