What Happened on August 31, 1977

Historical Events

  • Aleksandr Fedotov sets aircraft altitude record 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
1977 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Nicholls, Australian musician (The Vines), born in Sydney
  • Ian Harte, Irish footballer (Reading), born in Drogheda, Ireland
  • Jeff Hardy, American professional wrestler
Born in 1977

About August 31, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 46 years and 22 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: Way Down - Elvis Presley