On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1977

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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
  • Chamique Holdsclaw, American basketball player
  • Jason Frasor, American baseball player
  • Mikael Silvestre, French footballer

Famous Deaths

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