On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1977

Historical Events

  • ADO Den Haag soccer team forms in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Czech chess master Vlastimil Hort plays 201 games simultaneously & only loses 10
  • Dr Allen Bussey completes 20,302 yo-yo loops
  • Milt workers kill 300-500 students in Addis Ababa

Famous Birthdays

  • Andruw Jones, Curaçaoan baseball player, born in Willemstad, Curaçao

Person of interestJohn Cena

John Cena, American professional wrestler, rapper and actor (The Marine), born in West Newbury, Massachusetts

Professional Wrestler and Actor John Cena
Professional Wrestler and Actor
John Cena

Person of interestJohn Oliver

John Oliver, English comedian (The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), born in Birmingham, West Midlands

Comedian John Oliver
John Oliver

Person of interestKal Penn

Kal Penn, American actor (Dr. Lawrence Kutner-House, The Namesake) and civil servant, born in Montclair, New Jersey

Actor Kal Penn
Kal Penn
  • Lee Young-Pyo, Korean footballer, born in Hongcheon, Gangwon, South Korea
  • Willie Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada
1977 Highlights

About April 23, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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