On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1977

Historical Events

  • "The Police Tapes" premiere on New York City TV station WNET, based somewhat on 1960s NYPD officers who worked in its South Bronx
  • Former Home Secretary Roy Jenkins announces his intention to be Britain's first President of the European Commission

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs incorporate Apple Computer, Inc

Co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple
Steve Wozniak
Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs

Famous Birthdays

  • A.J. Burnett, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2015; World Series 2009; AL strikeout leader 2008; no-hitter 2001), born in North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Lee Bowyer, English soccer midfielder and manager (1 cap; Leeds United; manager Charlton Athletic 2018-19), born in London, England
  • Mayumi Iizuka, Japanese voice actress (seiyū)

Famous Deaths

  • Avraham Ofer, Israeli minister of housing, commits suicide
  • Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician, dies at 75
1977 Highlights

About January 3, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn