What Happened on August 18, 1977

Historical Events

  • 2 girls are killed by a runaway car outside of Graceland
  • Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter
  • South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko is arrested at a roadblock (dies of police beating 12 September)

Famous Birthdays

  • RĂ©gine Chassagne, Canadian rock singer-songwriter, keyboardist and accordion player (Arcade Fire), born in Montreal, Quebec
1977 Highlights

About August 18, 1977

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Best Of My Love - The Emotions
  • UK #1 Song: Angelo - Brotherhood Of Man