On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Bobby Simpson scores 176 Australia v India at the WACA, aged 41
  • Elvis Costello & The Attractions 1st US TV appearance (SNL)
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Rookie defenseman Barry Beck scores first career hat trick and adds an assist in Colorado Rockies' 5-1 win v Minnesota North Stars; sets NHL record for rookie defensemen with a goal in his 6th straight game

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnaud Clement, French tennis player