What Happened on January 9, 1977

Historical Events

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Open Men's Tennis: American Roscoe Tanner wins his first and only Grand Slam event; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

  • Revival of George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" closes at Uris Theater, NYC, after 122 performances

Super Bowl

Super Bowl XI, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Oakland Raiders beat Minnesota Vikings, 32-14; MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR

1977 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Beth Troutman, American production assistant, born in Concord, North Carolina
Born in 1977

Famous Deaths

  • Alexey Fedorovich Kozlovsky, Russian composer, dies at 71
  • Hal Sawyer, TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62

About January 9, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Leo Sayer
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul