On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1977

Historical Events

  • 131st Grand National: Tommy Stack wins aboard 9/1 Red Rum; record third GN victory (1973-74); Charlotte Brew first female to ride in the race
  • Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album goes to No. 1 & stays atop charts for 31 weeks
  • Montreal Canadiens rout the Washington Capitals, 11-0 at the Montreal Forum to set an NHL record of 34 straight home games without a loss

Famous Birthdays

  • Aiden Turner, Irish actor (The Hobbit-Kili), born in Clondalkin, Dublin
  • Jelena Abbou, Serbian fitness model, born in Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
  • Michael Fassbender, Irish-German actor (Shame: X-Men), born in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg
  • Per Elofsson, Swedish cross-country skier (World C'ship gold x 2 2001; 2003; Olympic bronze 10k + 10k classical 2002), born in Röbäck, Sweden
1977 Highlights

About April 2, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

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