On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1977

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)

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Last episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" premieres on CBS, with a group hug searching for a box tissues, then singing "It's a Long Way to Tipperary"


Famous Birthdays

  • Jorma Taccone, American writer and comedian

Famous Deaths

  • Buck Shaw, American football player and coach, dies at 77
1977 Highlights

About March 19, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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