What Happened on February 17, 1977

Historical Events

  • Kalakuta Republic, commune of Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, burnt to the ground by soldiers in Lagos

Famous Birthdays

  • Matthew Kaminski, jazz, and baseball organist (Atlanta Braves), polka accordionist, and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois
Born in 1977

Famous Deaths

  • Janani Luwum, Ugandan Archbishop (b. 1922)
  • Quincy Howe, American newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 76
1977 Highlights

About February 17, 1977

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Blinded By The Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  • UK #1 Song: When I Need You - Leo Sayer