On This Day

What Happened on January 14, 1977

Historical Events

  • "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalbán and Hervé Villechaize premieres on ABC TV

Music releaseAlbum Release

RCA releases David Bowie's 11th studio album, "Low"

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

Famous Birthdays

  • Terry Ryan, Canadian NHL left wing who played in 8 games (Montreal Canadiens, 1996-99), born in St. John's, Newfoundland

Famous Deaths

  • Anaïs Nin, French author (Henry and June), dies of cervical cancer at 73

Person of interestAnthony Eden

Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1955-57) and Foreign Secretary, dies of liver cancer at 79

British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden

Person of interestPeter Finch

Peter Finch, American Academy Award-winning actor (Network; The Nun's Story; Judith), dies of a heart attack at 60


1977 Highlights

About January 14, 1977

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Makar Sankranti / Pongal (India)

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