On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • France beats Ireland, 15-6 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin to clinch its 6th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship and 2nd Grand Slam
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.33)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jorma Taccone, American writer and comedian

Famous Deaths

  • Buck Shaw, American football player and coach, dies at 77