On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1977

Historical Events

  • Benin adopts its constitution
  • Moluccan extremists hold 105 schoolchildren & 50 others hostage on a hijacked train in Neth, children released May 27, siege ends June 11

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals of Watergate wrong doers H. R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman & John Mitchell

Nixon's White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman
Nixon's White House Chief of Staff
H. R. Haldeman

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Ayoade, English comedian, actor and director (The IT Crowd), born in London, England
1977 Highlights

About May 23, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Victoria Day (Canada)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini