On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1977

Historical Events

  • About 100 white sympathisers joined evicted black squatters in a protest against the demolition of shanty dwellings outside Cape Town, South Africa
  • Phillies & Expos play a doubleheader that ends at 3:23 AM
  • Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers NY, accused of being "Son of Sam" 44 caliber killer
  • US & Panama sign Panama Canal Zone accord
  • USSR performs (underground) nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Kamin, American musician (The Calling)
  • Danny Griffin, Northern Irish footballer
  • Matt Morgan, British comedian

Famous Deaths

  • Vince Barnett, American actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75
1977 Highlights

About August 10, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo