On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1977

Historical Events

  • Libyan-Egyptian border fights
  • Sanjiva Reddy is elected sixth President of India unopposed

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike loses general election

World's 1st Female Head of State Sirimavo Bandaranaike
World's 1st Female Head of State
Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Famous Birthdays

  • Allison Wagner, American swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Jaime Murray, British actress (Hutle), born in London, England
  • Paul Casey, English golfer (Ryder Cup wins 2004, 06, 18; 3 PGA Tour titles, 13 European Tour titles; PGA C'ship 2020 runner-up), born in Cheltenham, England
  • Sarah Biasini, daughter of actress Romy Schneider

Famous Deaths

  • Lee Miller, American photographer (War correspondent for Vogue in WWII), dies at 70
1977 Highlights

About July 21, 1977

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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