What Happened on August 27, 1977

Historical Events

  • Army shoots on market vendor women in Conakry, Guinea
  • John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Chicago" closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 936 performances
  • Toby Harrah and Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park-homers off Yankee Ken Clay at Yankee Stadium, Rangers won 8-2
1977 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Deco, Portuguese footballer
  • Mase [Mason Durell Betha], American rapper ("Harlem World"), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sarah Chalke, Canadian American actress (Roseanne; Scrubs), born in Ottawa, Ontario
Born in 1977

Famous Weddings

Jimmy Buffett

American "Margaritaville" singer Jimmy Buffett (30) weds American Jane Slagsvol (26)

Famous Deaths

  • George Merritt, English actor (I Monster, Canterbury Tale), dies at 86

About August 27, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Best Of My Love - The Emotions
  • UK #1 Song: Float On - Floaters