What Happened on February 18, 1977

Historical Events

  • American rock band KISS play their first concert in their hometown venue of Madison Square Garden in New York City

Music Single

George Harrison releases music single "True Love", from his "33-1/3" album

  • Space Shuttle Enterprise takes its maiden flight affixed atop a Boeing 747 Shuttle Aircraft Carrier
  • West Indies cricket fast bowlers Joel Garner (4/130) and (Colin Croft 3/85) debut in drawn 1st Test v Pakistan at Bridgetown, Barbados
1977 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chrissie Wellington, British triathlete, born in Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
  • Gordon Grdina, Canadian jazz guitarist and oud player (Nomad Trio), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Kátia, Brazilian footballer, born in Goiânia, Brazil
  • Sean Watkins, American guitarist, mandolin player, and songwriter (Nickel Creek), born in Vista, California
Born in 1977

Famous Weddings

Peter Sellers

British actor Peter Sellers (51) weds (his 4th time), British actress Lynne Frederick (22), in Paris, France

Famous Deaths

  • Andy Devine, American character actor (Roy Roger's sidekick - "Cookie"; Stagecoach; Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, 1951-58), dies of leukemia 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

About February 18, 1977

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
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