On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1977

Historical Events


USAVoyager 2 Spacecraft

NASA launches Voyager 2 towards Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune

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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-7 launch vehicle
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-7 launch vehicle
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Famous Birthdays

  • Felipe Contepomi, Argentine rugby player and coach, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Ívar Ingimarsson, Icelandic footballer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • James Ormond, English cricketer, born in Coventry, England
  • Manuel Contepomi, Argentine rugby player, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mayra Verónica, Cuban-American model and actress, born in Havana, Cuba
1977 Highlights

About August 20, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo