On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1977

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • José Acevedo, Dominican MLB baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, 2001-04; Colorado Rockies, 2005), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Maria Brink, American heavy metal singer and songwriter (In This Moment), born in Schenectady, New York

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? 43 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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