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

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

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

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade

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

Person of interestLiv Tyler

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

Actress Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler

1977 Highlights

About July 1, 1977

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer