On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1977

Historical Events


Sport awardAustralian 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

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

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
1977 Highlights

About January 9, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn