What Happened on March 4, 1977

Historical Events

  • 1st CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped, to Los Alamos Laboratories, New Mexico
  • Earthquake in Romania kills 1,541
  • Roger Sessions' 6th Symphony premieres (in fully completed form) in New York City with José Serebrier conducting the Juilliard Orchestra
  • West Indian cricket fast bowler Colin Croft takes 8-29 against Pakistan in 2nd Test win at Port-of-Spain; best Test figures by a pace bowler from the West Indies
1977 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ana Gabriela Guevara, Mexican athlete
  • Daniel Klewer, German footballer
  • Jason Marsalis, American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jeremiah Green, American drummer (Modest Mouse), born in Oahu, Hawaii (d. 2022)
  • Juha Helppi, Finnish professional poker player
Born in 1977

Famous Deaths

  • Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (b. 1951)
  • Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, German politician and former Chancellor of Germany (b. 1887)
  • Toma Caragiu, Romanian actor (b. 1925)

About March 4, 1977

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 2 months and 28 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