On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he was flying in Los Angeles
  • 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 Powers, US U-2 pilot, dies at 47