On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1977

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Left fielder / First baseman Willie Stargell
Baseball Left fielder / First baseman
Willie Stargell
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Colton Dunn, American comedian, writer and actor (Superstore), born in Normal, Illinois
  • 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)
1977 Highlights

About June 29, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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