What Happened on April 27, 1977

Historical Events

  • Bloody riots in Soweto, South Africa
  • HCC, Hobby Computer Club, forms in Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Garland, American big band jazz saxophonist, arranger, and composer (In the Mood; Serenade To A Savage), dies at 73
  • Stanley Adams, American character actor (Star Trek - "Cyrano Jones"; Breakfast at Tiffany's; Lilies of the Field), commits suicide at 62

About April 27, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Southern Nights - Glen Campbell
  • UK #1 Song: Knowing Me Knowing You - Abba