What Happened on March 1, 1977

Historical Events

  • Bank of America adopts the name VISA for its credit cards
  • PGA of America announces a sudden-death playoff format for the PGA Championship to be implemented; previously an 18-hole playoff applied after tie in regulation 72 holes
  • US extends territorial waters to 200 miles
1977 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and supermodel
  • Rens Blom, Dutch athlete (World C'ships gold pole vault 2005), born in Munstergeleen, Netherlands
  • Rod White, American archer (Olympic gold team 1996, bronze 2000), born in Sharon, Pennsylvania
Born in 1977

About March 1, 1977

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 46 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Evergreen (Love Theme From "A Star Is Born") - Barbra Streisand
  • UK #1 Song: When I Need You - Leo Sayer