On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1977

Historical Events

  • "CB Savage" by Rod Hart peaks at #67
  • "Dis-Gorilla (part 1)" by Rick Dees peaks at #56
  • "In The Mood" by Henhouse 5 Plus Too (Ray Stevens) peaks at #40
  • "Turn Loose On My Leg" by Jim Stafford peaks at #98
  • Comedy album "Up Your Nose" by Gabriel Kaplan peaks at #91

Sports History

Future 5-division world boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard makes his professional debut with a 6-round unanimous decision over Luis Vega at Baltimore’s Civic Center

  • General Mills Adventure Theater premieres on CBS radio
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Everett, American baseball player, born in Austell, Georgia
  • Ahmad Merritt, American football player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Ben Ainslie, British sailor, born in Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player, dies at 67
  • Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (b. 1894)
1977 Highlights

About February 5, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Torn Between Two Lovers - Mary Macgregor
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul