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

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? 43 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini