What Happened on January 6, 1977

Historical Events

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

Music History

EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols

Famous Birthdays

  • Stacey Gartrell, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
Born in 1977

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

About January 6, 1977

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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