On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1977

Historical Events

  • 31st NBA Championship: Port Trailblazers beat Philadelphia 76er, 4 games to 2
  • 31st Tony Awards: Shadow Box & Annie win
  • Coup in Seychelles (National Day)

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

French Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas of Argentina wins first career Grand Slam event; outclasses American Brian Gottfried 6-0, 6-3, 6-0

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • Los Angeles Dodgers retire Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager Walter Alston's #24

Event of interestEvent of Interest

National Council of Women of Kenya led by Wangari Maathai march to Kamukunji Park, Nairobi, and plant seven trees - beginning of the Green Belt Movement

Environmentalist Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai

Famous Birthdays

  • Chantal Lefebvre, Canadian, ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd), born in Ville LaSalle, Quebec
  • Christian Martucci, American musician (Stone Sour), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Liza Weil, American actress (Gilmore Girls), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Navi Rawat, American actress (The O.C.), born in Malibu, California
  • Nourhanne, Armenian-Lebanese pop singer ("Habibi ya Einy")

Famous Deaths

  • "Sleepy" John Estes, American Blues musician ("Drop Down Mama"), dies at 78
1977 Highlights

About June 5, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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