What Happened on January 2, 1977

Historical Events

Sports History

MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspends Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Boucher, American NHL hockey goaltender, 1999-2013 (Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, and 5 other teams; NHL modern record for longest shutout streak 332:01, 2003-04) and broadcaster, born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Famous Deaths

Erroll GarnerErroll Garner (1923-1977)

American jazz pianist (Misty), dies at 53

1977 Highlights

About January 2, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 46 years and 1 month
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show) - Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
  • UK #1 Song: When A Child Is Born (Soleado) - Johnny Mathis