On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1977

Historical Events

#1 in the ChartsSaturday Night Fever Goes #1

"Saturday Night Fever", a film starring John Travolta, premieres in NYC

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The Bee Gees collect a Billboard #1 Music Award for Saturday Night Fever
The Bee Gees collect a Billboard #1 Music Award for Saturday Night Fever
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  • Yanks purchase Andy Messersmith from Braves

Famous Birthdays

  • Bridget Hall, American model (Ford), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nicole, Erica and Jaclyn Dahm, American triplet Playboy models, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Orlando Hudson, American baseball player, born in Darlington, South Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Baroness Clementine Spencer-Churchill (nee Hozier), widow of Sir Winston, dies at 92
  • Frank Boucher, Canadian Hockey HOF center (Ottawa Sens, Vancouver Maroons, NY Rangers), coach (Stanley Cup 1939–40 NY Rangers) and executive (GM NY Rangers), dies at 76
1977 Highlights

About December 12, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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