What Happened on August 1, 1977

Historical Events

Historic Event

Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he was flying in Los Angeles

Baseball Record

San Francisco Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th MLB career grand slam

Famous Birthdays

  • Damien Saez, French singer and songwriter, born in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France
  • Marc Denis, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Deaths

Francis Gary PowersFrancis Gary Powers (1929-1977)

American spy captured by the USSR after his U-2 spy was shot plane in 1959, dies in a helicopter crash at 47

1977 Highlights

About August 1, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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

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