What Happened on May 1, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday

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 Langlac√© sets female world marathon record (2:35:15.4) in Oyarzun, Spain

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Regan, American musician (Reel Big Fish)