On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1977

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), born in Sydney
  • Ian Harte, Irish footballer
  • Jeff Hardy, American professional wrestler
1977 Highlights

About August 31, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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