On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1977

Historical Events

  • 19th Grammy Awards: "This Masquerade"and Starland Vocal Band win
  • A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
  • Doug Walters scores 250 v NZ, 217 stand for 7th wicket with Gilmour
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

#1 in the Charts

Manfred Mann's Earth Band's cover of Bruce Springsteen's song "Blinded By The Light" goes to #1

  • Right wing Rod Gilbert scores a goal and adds an assist in a 5-2 defeat at the NY Islanders to become first player in NY Rangers history (11th in NHL) to score 1,000 career points
  • Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner

Famous Birthdays

  • Gianluca Zambrotta, Italian footballer
  • Ola Salo [Svensson], Swedish galm-rock singer (The Ark - "It Takes a Fool to Remain Sane"), born in Avesta, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Crosland, British politician (b. 1918)
  • Mike González, Cuban baseball player, dies at 86
1977 Highlights

About February 19, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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