On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1977

Historical Events

  • Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai & Marine Tcherkasova are 1st to perform a quadruple twist lift in Helsinki

Famous Birthdays

  • Justin Gimelstob, American tennis player (1994 doubles USTA Bakersfield), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Leandro Fresco, Argentine ambient-electronic musician, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Vince Carter [Vinsanity], American basketball player who famously made "Le dunk de la mort" (the Dunk of Death), born in Daytona Beach, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Margaret Hayes, American actress (Blackboard Jungle, Robert Montgomery Presents), dies from cancer and hepatitis at 60
1977 Highlights

About January 26, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Australia Day (Australia), Republic Day (India)

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