On This Day

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

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), born in Sharon, Pennsylvania
1977 Highlights

About March 1, 1977

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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