On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1977

Historical Events

  • 36 people are killed in Taksim Square, Istanbul, during the Labour Day celebrations.
  • American golfer Debbie Austin wins the Birmingham Classic, the first of 5 LPGA Tour victories in a 4-month span
  • American golfer Gene Littler wins the Houston Open, his 29th and final PGA title
  • French runner Chantal Langlacé sets female world marathon record (2:35:15.4) in Oyarzun, Spain

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Regan, American musician (Reel Big Fish)
1977 Highlights

About May 1, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

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