1977 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 429

  • Mar 26 Elvis Costello releases his 1st record "Less Than Zero"
  • Mar 26 Focus on the Family is founded by Dr. James Dobson
  • Mar 27 583 die in aviation's worst ever disaster when two Boeing 747s collide at Tenerife airport
  • Mar 28 Morarji Desai forms government in India
  • Mar 31 Michael Cristofer's "Shadow Box" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 1 Attempt for Muslim state in Chad fails
  • Apr 2 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks

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Apr 3 Egyptian Pres Anwar Sadat's 1st meeting with US President Jimmy Carter

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Apr 3 Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg adopt summer time
  • Apr 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 7 Consumer Product Safety Comn bans "TRIS" flame-retardant
  • Apr 7 Toronto Blues Jays 1st game, they beat Chicago 9-5
  • Apr 7 German Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light.
  • Apr 8 Israeli premier Rabin resigns
  • Apr 9 Communist party in Spain allowed legally after 40 years
  • Apr 11 Ireland sets fishing zone at 50 mile
  • Apr 14 US Supreme Court says people may refuse to display state motto on license

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Apr 16 Alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia

Writer Alex Haley
Alex Haley
  • Apr 17 Christian-democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
  • Apr 18 Alex Haley, author of "Roots", awarded Pulitzer Prize
  • Apr 18 Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Cristofer for "Shadow Box"
  • Apr 20 Supreme Court rules "Live Free or Die" may be covered on NH licenses
  • Apr 21 Zia ur-Rahman appointed president of Bangladesh

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Apr 22 Shimon Peres becomes the 8th Prime Minister of Israel

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • 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 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 Ron Cey sets record of 29 RBIs in April
  • May 1 36 people are killed in Taksim Square, Istanbul, during the Labour Day celebrations.
  • 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 12 Emmy 4th Daytime Award presentation

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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 Netherlands State Delta Kappa Gamma Society forms
  • May 16 5 die as NY Airway helicopter topples on Pan Am bldg in NYC

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 19 "Smokey & the Bandit," premieres
  • May 21 Albert Innaurato's "Gemini" premieres in NYC
  • May 21 Fire in hotel Duc de Brabant Brussels, kills 19
  • May 22 Final European scheduled run of Orient Express (94 years)
  • 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 Dutch social democratic party wins parliamentary election
  • May 25 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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 28 165 killed in a fire at Beverly Hills Supper Club in Kentucky
  • May 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 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 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

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Divorces in History

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Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 110 of 110

  • Nov 30 Terrence Rattigan, British writer and playwright (b. 1911)
  • Dec 1 Paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69
  • Dec 5 Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Soviet military commander (b. 1895)
  • Dec 9 Clarice Lispector, writer, dies
  • Dec 12 Baroness Clementine Spencer-Churchill (nee Hozier), widow of Sir Winston, dies at 92
  • Dec 15 Wilfred Kitching, the 7th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1893)
  • Dec 18 Louis Untermeyer, poet/critic/TV panelist (What's My Line), dies at 92
  • Dec 19 Nellie Tayloe Ross, 1st woman governor, dies at 101
  • Dec 24 Samael Aun Weor, Colombian writer (b. 1917)
  • Dec 31 Sabah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, ruler of Kuwait (b. 1924)