On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1977

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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 CaƱadas, Spanish actress and supermodel
  • Rens Blom, Dutch athlete
  • Rod White, Sharon Pa, archer (Olympic gold 1996)