What Happened on December 17, 1977

Historical Events

  • Bobby Simpson scores 176 Australia v India at the WACA, aged 41

TV Show Appearance

Elvis Costello & The Attractions 1st US TV appearance on "Saturday Night Live"

  • 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
  • Katheryn Winnick, Canadian actress (Vikings; Big Sky), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
1977 Highlights

About December 17, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
  • UK #1 Song: Mull Of Kintyre/Girls' School - Wings