On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1977

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Single

George Harrison releases music single "True Love"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Kiss play their first concert in their hometown venue of Madison Square Garden in New York City
  • Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on its maiden flight
  • West Indies cricket fast bowlers Joel Garner (4/130) and (Colin Croft 3/85) debut in drawn 1st Test v Pakistan at Bridgetown, Barbados

Famous Birthdays

  • Chrissie Wellington, British triathlete, born in Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
  • Kátia, Brazilian footballer, born in Goiânia, Brazil
  • Sean Watkins, American guitarist & songwriter, born in Vista, California

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Peter Sellers (51) weds actress Lynne Frederick (22)

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers

Famous Deaths

  • Andy Devine [ Andrew Vabre Devine], American character actor (Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Stagecoach), dies from leukaemia at 71
  • Maria Realino [Frederikus Janssen], teacher (Botany of Curacao), dies at 87
  • Ralph Graves, American actor (Dirigible, Extra Girl, Flight, Dream Street), dies at 77
1977 Highlights

About February 18, 1977

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius