What Happened on June 16, 1977

Historical Events

  • "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
  • Fianna Fail party wins Irish elections

Event of Interest

Leonid Brezhnev named Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union

Event of Interest

Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates

Sports History

Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals

1977 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Kerry Wood, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs), born in Irving, Texas
  • Petros Papadakis, American sportscaster, former USC football player
Born in 1977

Famous Deaths

Wernher von Braun (1912-1977)

German-American rocket scientist (Germany - V1 and V2, US -Saturn V, NASA), and Disney space consultant, dies of pancreatic cancer at 65

About June 16, 1977

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
  • UK #1 Song: Lucille - Kenny Rogers