On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1977

Historical Events

  • "Wow" possible alien radio signal from deep space received at "The Big Ear", Ohio State's radio telescope in Delaware
  • England regain cricket Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead over Australia
  • Herbert Kappler, head of Nazi police and security services (SS) in Rome during WWII, escapes from prison hospital in Rome

Famous Birthdays

  • Igor Cassina, Italian gymnast (Olympic gold 2004), born in Seregno, Italy
  • Martin Biron, Canadian American ice hockey goaltender, born in Lac-Saint-Charles, Quebec
  • Nicole Paggi, American actress (Hope and Faith), born in Travis County, Texas
1977 Highlights

About August 15, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

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