On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1977

Historical Events

  • Chris Old completes a century in 37 mins, Yorks v Warwicks
  • Military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces the return to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 to democratically elect a President and Congress
  • NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs

Famous Birthdays

  • Adewale Ogunleye, American football player (Chicago Bears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aldona Nawrocka, Polish pianist, composer and educator, born in Rzeszów, Poland
  • Chamique Holdsclaw, American basketball player (Washington Mystics), born in Queens, New York
  • Jason Frasor, American baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mikael Silvestre, French footballer (Manchester United), born in Chambray-lès-Tours, France

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Chapman, British actor (Things to Come, Promoter, Rembrandt), dies at 75
1977 Highlights

About August 9, 1977

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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