On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1977

Historical Events

  • 1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means)
  • 43rd Orange Bowl: #11 Ohio State beats #12 Colorado, 27-10
  • 43rd Sugar Bowl: #1 Pittsburgh beats #4 Georgia, 27-3; Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards
  • 63rd Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #2 Michigan, 14-6
  • Belgium reapportions 2,359 communities into 596
  • Czech intellects begin Human Rights Group Chapter 77

Famous Birthdays

  • Hasan Salihamidžić, Bosnian soccer utility (42 caps; Bayern Munich, 234 games, sporting director), born in Jablanica, Bosnia & Herzegovina
1977 Highlights

About January 1, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn