What Happened on February 20, 1977

Historical Events

  • 19th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins his 2nd Great American Race; Janet Guthrie first female NASCAR Cup Series driver; finishes 12th

Musical Finale

Revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical "My Fair Lady" closes at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC, after 377 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Amal Hijazi, Lebanese pop singer (Zaman), born in Kfarfila, Lebanon
  • Bartosz Kizierowski, Polish swimmer
  • Sarah Ryan, Adelaide SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • Stephon Marbury, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
  • T.J. Slaughter, American football player

Famous Weddings

Arthur Ashe

World No. 1 tennis player Arthur Ashe (33) weds photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy in New York City

1977 Highlights

About February 20, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: New Kid In Town - Eagles
  • UK #1 Song: When I Need You - Leo Sayer