On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1977

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Yanks blow 9-4 lead in 9th but beat Chicago 11-10 in bottom of 9th

Famous Birthdays

  • Tamer Hosny, Egyptian singer and actor, born in Cairo, Egypt

Famous Deaths

Person of interestElvis Presley

Elvis Presley, American musician, dies at Graceland at 42, with the official cause of death being cardiac arrhythmia

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

1977 Highlights

About August 16, 1977

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo