On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1977

Historical Events

Sport awardBritish 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

Person of interestAlice Paul

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

Suffragist Alice Paul
Alice Paul
  • 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? 44 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer