What Happened on January 8, 1977

Historical Events

  • Australian Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Kerry Melville Reid wins her first and only Grand Slam singles title; beats Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 7-5, 6-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Amber Benson, American actress, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Lee Yoo-jin, Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Ron Pederson, Canadian actor, born in Edmonton, Canada
  • Ryan Frances, American actor (Trevor-Sisters), born in Los Angeles County, California
1977 Highlights

About January 8, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years and 29 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