On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Egypt breaks off diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq & South Yemen

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Soviet military commander (b. 1895)
  • Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist (Bright Moments, The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color) dies of a stroke at 42