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

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? 45 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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