On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Side by Side" by Stephen Sondheim opens at Music Box NYC for 390 performances
  • 81st Boston Marathon: Canadian Jerome Drayton wins men's race in 2:14:46; American Miki Gorman takes her 2nd women's event in 2:48:33

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Alex Haley author of "Roots" awarded Pulitzer Prize

Writer Alex Haley
Alex Haley

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

Eddie Murray hits his 1st HR

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Cristofer for "Shadow Box"

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan LaCouture, American NHL hockey player, born in Hyannis, Massachusetts