On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1977

Historical Events

  • East German sprinter Marlies Göhr sets world record for 100m (10.88) in Dresden, Germany

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Hometown favourite Virginia Wade beats Betty Stove of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Famous Birthdays

  • Birgit Schuurman, Dutch singer and actress, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jerome Iginla, Canadian NHL right wing (Olympic gold 2002, 10), born in Edmonton, Canada
  • Jessica Meir, American NASA astronaut and marine biologist, born in Caribou, Maine
  • Keigo Hayashi, Japanese music artist (Flow), born in Tokyo, Japan

Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler, American actress and daughter of Aerosmith's frontman, Steven Tyler (Stealing Beauty, Lord of the Rings), born in NYC, New York


Famous Deaths

  • (Robert) "Baby Boy" Warren, American blues singer and guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 57
1977 Highlights

About July 1, 1977

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Dominion Day (Canada)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer