What Happened on August 29, 1977

Historical Events

Album Release

Iggy Pop releases his second album "Lust for Life", a collaboration with David Bowie

Baseball Record

MLB St Louis Cardinals Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3


Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Rowand, American baseball player, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Charlie Pickering, Australian comedian, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Devean George, American basketball player, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jo Weil, German actor, born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • John Patrick O'Brien, American footballer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Roy Oswalt, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 2005–07; NLCS MVP 2005; NL wins leader 2004; combined no-hitter 2003; Houston Astros), born in Weir, Mississippi

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Sinclair, English actor (Dad's Army), dies at 63
  • Jean Hagen, actress (Dead Ringer, Shaggy Dog, Arena), dies at 54
1977 Highlights

About August 29, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Best Of My Love - The Emotions
  • UK #1 Song: Way Down - Elvis Presley