What Happened on April 28, 1977

Historical Events

  • American defense employee Christopher John Boyce convicted for selling secrets to the Soviet Union

Historic Event

Andreas Baader and members of terrorist group the Red Army Faction (Baader-Meinhof Gang) jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany

  • The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed

Famous Birthdays

  • Derrick Wayne Frazier, American convicted murderer (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Ricardo Cortez [Jacob Krantz], American actor & director (The Maltese Falcon), dies at 76
1977 Highlights

About April 28, 1977

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 9 months 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