On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1977

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

MLB California Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game, in 10-inning, 2-1 win over visiting Toronto Blue Jays

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Famous Birthdays

  • Frøy Aagre, Norwegian jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist, born in Tønsberg, Norway

Person of interestKanye West

Kanye West, American rapper, songwriter, and record producer, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Rapper Kanye West
Kanye West
  • Yvette Basting, Belgian professional tennis player, 1992-2002 (1994 Futures-Flensberg-GER), born in Breda, Netherlands

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Retired NBA player Bill Russell (43) weds 1968 Miss USA Dorothy Anstett (39); divorced 1980

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
1977 Highlights

About June 8, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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