On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1977

Historical Events

Music History

Singer Cat Stevens formally converts to Islam, taking the name Yusuf Islam

Famous Birthdays

  • Alge Crumpler, American football player, born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • Becky Ruehl, American diver (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Lakeside Park, Kentucky
  • Jari Mäenpää, Finnish heavy metal guitarist and singer (Wintersun), born in Finland
  • Paul Shirley, American basketball player, born in Redwood City, California

Famous Weddings

Michelle Bachelet

Future President of Chile Michelle Bachelet (26) weds architect Jorge Dávalos

1977 Highlights

About December 23, 1977

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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