What Happened on June 29, 1977

Historical Events

Sports History

Future Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Stargell hits his 400th career HR as his Pittsburgh Pirates rout the St Louis Cardinals, 9-1 at Busch Stadium

  • 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
1977 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Colton Dunn, American comedian, writer and actor (Superstore), born in Normal, Illinois
  • Oleg Korenfeld, Russian-American poet
  • Zuleikha Robinson, English actress (The Namesake), born in London
Born in 1977

Famous Deaths

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

About June 29, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti
  • UK #1 Song: So You Win Again - Hot Chocolate