On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1977

Historical Events

  • 5 die as NY Airway helicopter topples on Pan Am building in NYC

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • TV drama “Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn”, starring Leigh McCloskey, follow up to "Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway" premieres on US network NBC, focusing on what happened to him after Dawn left L.A. to return to her hometown

Famous Birthdays

  • Dolcenera, Italian singer
  • Jean-Sébastien Giguère, Canadian ice hockey player

Famous Deaths

  • Edouard Van Remoortel, Belgian conductor (1958-62 St Louis Symphony), dies at 50
1977 Highlights

About May 16, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus