On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1977

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner

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


Person of interestErroll Garner

Erroll Garner, American jazz pianist (Misty), dies at 53

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner

1977 Highlights

About January 2, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 6 months and 28 days
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