On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1977

Historical Events


Hall of fameHall of Fame

Ernie Banks elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred. It also fell in the Bahamas.
  • US President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
  • World's largest crowd gathering - the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people

Famous Birthdays

  • Annie Miller, American tennis player (1995 Darmstadt Germany), born in Midland, Michigan
  • Cocco, Japanese singer, born in Naha, Japan
  • Lauren, Cameroonian footballer, born in Kribi, Cameroon
  • Nicole, Chilean singer, born in Chile
  • Taliesin Jaffe, American actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief), born in Venice, California

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Director Martin Scorsese (34) divorces Julia Cameron (28) after 1 year of marriage

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Famous Deaths

  • Geraldine Brooks, American actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51
1977 Highlights

About January 19, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn