On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Aleksandr Fedotov sets aircraft alt rec of 38.26 km (125,524')
  • Ian Smith, espousing racial segregation, wins Rhodesian general election with 80% of overwhelmingly white electorate's vote
  • Spyros Kyprianou appointed president of Cyprus

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Nicholls, Australian musician (The Vines)
  • Ian Harte, Irish footballer
  • Jeff Hardy, American professional wrestler