On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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
  • Tarja Turunen, Finnish singer
  • Thierry Henry, French footballer
  • William Gallas, French footballer

Famous Deaths

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