What Happened on April 18, 1977

Historical Events

  • 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

Historic Event

Alex Haley author of "Roots" awarded Pulitzer Prize

Baseball History

Eddie Murray hits his 1st HR

Music Premiere

Musical revue "Side by Side by Sondheim" opens at Music Box, NYC; runs for 390 performances

  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Cristofer for "Shadow Box"

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan LaCouture, American NHL hockey player, born in Hyannis, Massachusetts
1977 Highlights

About April 18, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 9 months and 19 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