On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday

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)