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

Music ConcertSex Pistols' Break Up

EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols

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Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
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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? 43 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn