What Happened on July 9, 1977

Historical Events

British Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, Turnberry: Tom Watson wins second of 5 Open titles by a stroke from Jack Nicklaus; pair play together in final 2 rounds; separate themselves from field under rare clear skies, remembered as the "Duel in the Sun"

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben McAdoo, American football coach (New York Giants, 2016-7), born in Homer City, Pennsylvania
  • Isaac Brock, American musician and songwriter (Modest Mouse), born in Helena, Montana

Famous Deaths

Alice PaulAlice Paul (1885-1977)

American suffragist (National Woman's Party), dies at 92

  • Loren C Eiseley, US anthropologist/writer (Animal Secrets), dies at 69
  • Loren Eiseley, American anthropologist and natural science writer (The Unexpected Universe), dies at 69
1977 Highlights

About July 9, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day
  • UK #1 Song: So You Win Again - Hot Chocolate