On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1977

Historical Events

  • Russian nuclear sub "Artika" is 1st to North Pole
  • Thomas Wessinghage, Harald Hudak, Michael Lederer and Karl Fleschen walk world record 4x1500m (14:38.8)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Jake Patellis, American actor (Paul Bowman-Good Life), born in Santa Clarita, California
  • Nathan Deakes, Australian race walker (50k WR 3:35.47 2006; World C'ship gold 2007; Olympic bronze 2004), born in Geelong, Australia
  • Tarja Turunen, Finnish singer, born in Kitee, Finland
  • Thierry Henry, French footballer and manager (Arsenal), born in Les Ulis, France
  • William Gallas, French footballer, born in Asnières-sur-Seine, France

Famous Deaths

  • Petros John Petridis, Greek composer (Isotope Suite), dies at 86
1977 Highlights

About August 17, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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