On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1977

Historical Events

  • Charter 77, a document criticising the Czech government's human rights abuses, is published in Prague

Famous Birthdays

  • Stacey Gartrell, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Famous Deaths

  • Hanns Lilje, German Lutheran bishop and antifascist (Church und Welt), dies at 77
  • Niall MacGinnis, Irish character actor (Curse of the Demon, Helen of Troy), dies from cancer at 63
1977 Highlights

About January 6, 1977

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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