1977 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 429

  • 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 Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France
  • Sep 13 1st TV viewer discretion warning-Soap
  • Sep 13 General Motors introduces 1st US diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88)
  • Sep 14 Christmas Tinto sentenced to 7 years in Robben Island, South Africa

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Sep 15 US President Jimmy Carter meets with 15 record company executives

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Sep 15 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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 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 US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth & Moon together
  • Sep 18 2nd Toronto International Film Festival opens
  • Sep 20 Vietnam & Djibouti ask for membership in UN
  • Sep 21 US minister of Foreign affairs Cyrus Vance dismissed
  • 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 26 Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY
  • 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 OsmeƱa III successfully escaped from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines
  • Oct 1 US Department of Energy established
  • Oct 1 Yanks win 2nd consecutive AL East title
  • Oct 2 Pakistan general Zia ul-Haq bans all opposition

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 6 DL Coburns "Gin Game" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 6 In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
  • Oct 7 USSR adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution.
  • 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 11 Soyuz 25 returns to Earth
  • 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 Princess Beatrice opens Amsterdam metro
  • Oct 15 Arkansas' Steve Little kicks a record tying 67 yard field goal
  • 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 West German commandos liberate Boeing 737 with 86 hostages at Mogadishu
  • 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 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 Panamanians vote 2:1 to approve new Canal treaties
  • Oct 23 Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces that 34-billion-year-old one-celled fossils, the earliest life forms, had been discovered
  • Oct 25 Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.
  • Oct 26 5th & final test of space shuttle Enterprise
  • Oct 26 Dr Clifford R Wharton Jr named chancellor of State University of New York
  • Oct 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 26 Last natural case of smallpox discovered in Merca district, Somalia. Considered the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination
  • Oct 27 Amsterdam businessman M Caransa kidnapped
  • Oct 27 NASA launches space vehicle S-200
  • Oct 29 Texas' Russell Erideben kicks his 3rd 60 yard field goal of the season
  • Oct 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 30 Panama 747SP lands after polar flight around Earth in record 54:07
  • Nov 1 Islander Goran Hogosta's only shut-out Flames 9-0-Trottier 4 goals
  • Nov 1 US President Jimmy Carter raises the minimum wage from $2.30 to $3.35 an hour, effective from 1st Jan 1981
  • Nov 1 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 2 Microbiologist Carl R. Woese and scientists from the University of Illinois announce the identification of methanogens, a form of microbial life (Archaea) dating back some 3.5 billion years
  • Nov 4 UN Security council proclaims weapon embargo against South Africa
  • Nov 6 39 killed in an earthen dam burst at Toccoa Falls Bible College, Ga
  • Nov 8 Manolis Andronikos, a Greek Archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.
  • Nov 8 Ed Koch is elected Mayor of New York (his 1st term)
  • Nov 9 Reds' George Foster wins NL MVP
  • Nov 10 Amsterdam: Red Army Faction terrorists Gert Schneider/Christof Wackernagel arrested
  • Nov 12 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Nov 12 New Orleans elects 1st black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial
  • Nov 13 25th Islander shut-out Resch 6-0 Gilles scores on 5th penalty shot
  • Nov 13 Final Al Capp comic strip of "Li'l Abner" (1934-77)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 14 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Walter Cronkite

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Nov 15 US President Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran
  • Nov 16 Rod Carew wins AL MVP award
  • Nov 17 Bernard Pomerance's "Elephant Man" premieres in London
  • Nov 17 Egyptian Pres Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel
  • Nov 19 -21] Egyptian president Sadat visits Israel
  • Nov 19 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel
  • Nov 19 Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
  • Nov 20 Egyptian Pres Sadat became 1st Arab leader to address Israeli Knesset
  • Nov 21 First flight of Concorde (London to New York)
  • Nov 22 Regular Concorde passenger service between NY & Europe begins
  • Nov 22 First three nodes of the ARPAnet are connected, in what would eventually become the Internet.
  • Nov 23 European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral
  • Nov 24 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Nov 24 Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St Louis (55-14)
  • Nov 25 David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hrs 15 mins

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