On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1977

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 42, Nate Thumond
  • Dutch Antilles: premier Boy Rozendal points independence off

Famous Birthdays

  • José Acevedo, Dominican baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker), dies at 80
  • Louis Untermeyer, American poet and critic (Immortal Poems, Story Poems), dies at 92
  • Walter Breedveld, Dutch writer (Een ship vergaat), dies at 76
1977 Highlights

About December 18, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius