On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

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