On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1977

Historical Events

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

Film and TV Awards

3rd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Berard, NHL defenseman (Team USA Olympics 1998, NY Islanders)
  • Mike MacDougal, American baseball player
  • Wally Szczerbiak, American basketball player

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
1977 Highlights

About March 5, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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