What Happened on January 6, 1977

Day of the Week: Thursday

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

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