On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1977

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Deaths

  • Howard Hawks, American director and producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface, The Big Sleep), dies at 81
  • Ivan Rezak, Czech composer, dies at 53
1977 Highlights

About December 26, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom), Christmas Day (Canada, United States)

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