What Happened on April 7, 1977

Historical Events

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission bans "TRIS" flame-retardant
  • German Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot dead by two Red Army Faction members, starting the "German Autumn"
  • MLB Toronto Blue Jays 1st game, they beat Chicago 9-5
1977 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Silvana Arias, Peruvian actress
Born in 1977

Famous Weddings

Donald Trump

American real estate tycoon Donald Trump (30) weds Czech fashion model Ivana Zelníčková (28) (his 1st marriage, her 2nd)at Marble Collegiate Church, NYC; we dding officiated by Norman Vincent Peale; divorce 1992

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Thompson, American author (The Killer Inside Me), dies at 70
  • Siegfried Buback, German Federal Prosecutor, assassinated by far-leftist militant group Red Army Faction, at 57

About April 7, 1977

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Dancing Queen - ABBA
  • UK #1 Song: Knowing Me Knowing You - Abba