On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1977

Historical Events

  • Australia's worst rail disaster occurs in Sydney, killing 83 people

Sports History

Pakistan cricket all-rounder Imran Khan takes 6 for 63 in the Australian 2nd innings for a match total of 12 to lead his side to an easy 8 wicket 3rd Test win in Sydney

  • Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease.

Famous Birthdays

  • Alina Jidkova, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Curtis Cregan, American actor, born in Vintage, Pennsylvania
  • Richard Archer, British rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hard-Fi), born in Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, England

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80
  • Paul Nordoff, American composer (Frog Prince), dies at 67
  • Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81
1977 Highlights

About January 18, 1977

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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