On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • South Africa opposition party, the New Republic Party (NRP), is formed after the integration of the United Party (UP) and Democratic Party (DP)
  • Supreme Court rules out death penalty for rapists of adults
  • Willie Stargell hits his 400th career HR

Famous Birthdays

  • Oleg Korenfeld, Russian-American poet
  • Sharon Cripps, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics 1996)
  • Zuleikha Robinson, English actress (The Namesake), born in London

Famous Deaths

  • Anton Hildebrand, Dutch children's book writer (Monus), dies at 70
  • Magda Lupescu, consort of King Carol II of Romania (b. 1895)