On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Porgy & Bess" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances

Sport awardAustralian 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

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas

Sport awardSuper Bowl

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

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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