On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1977

Historical Events

  • "I Love My Wife" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 864 performances
  • Christian-democrats win Belgium parliamentary election

Famous Birthdays

  • Pascal de Vries, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente), born in Hengelo, Netherlands
  • Phil Jamieson, Australian singer (Grinspoon), born in Hornsby, New South Wales
  • Sizzla Kalonji [Miguel Orlando Collins], Jamaican reggae musician, born in Kingston, Jamaica

Famous Deaths

  • Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86
  • William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (b. 1913)
1977 Highlights

About April 17, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
  • UK #1 Song: Knowing Me Knowing You - Abba