What Happened on January 18, 1977

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Australia's worst rail disaster occurs in Sydney, killing 83 people
  • Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease.

Famous Birthdays

  • Alina Jidkova, Russian tennis player
  • Curtis Cregan, American actor
  • Richard Archer, British singer (lead singer of Hard-Fi)

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