What Happened on March 5, 1977

Historical Events

  • 24th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Virginia, 75-69

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Berard, NHL defenseman (Team USA Olympics 1998, NY Islanders)
  • Mike MacDougal, American baseball player
  • Wally Szczerbiak, American NBA basketball player, 1999-2009 (Minnesota Timberwolves and 3 other teams), and broadcaster (New York Knicks), born in Madrid, Spain
Born in 1977

Famous Deaths

  • Jansen Van Vuuren, Dutch volunteer safety marshal at the 1977 South African Grand Prix, dies in a car crash at 19
  • Lockrem Johnson, American composer, dies at 52
  • Moses Pergament, Finnish-Swedish classical composer (The Jewish Song Choral Symphony) and music critic, dies at 83
  • Tom Pryce, Welsh Formula One driver, dies at 27

About March 5, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 3 months and 3 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