On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1977

Historical Events

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Rocker Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop
Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

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 player, born in Weir, Mississippi

Famous Deaths

  • Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver, killed while practicing at Brands Hatch at 31
  • 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? 43 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo