On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1977

Historical Events

  • Australian Sue Prell first female golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one; 13th and 14th holes at Chatswood Golf Club, Sydney

Sports History

Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt. becomes first driver to win Indy 500 four times; last time winning car built entirely within US; Janet Guthrie first female to qualify, lasts 27 laps

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) ends on radio
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • António Lebo-Lebo, Angolan soccer defender (Angola 15 caps), born in Malanje, Angola
  • Danny Gerard, American actor (Alan Silver-Brooklyn Bridge), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • Marco Cassetti, Italian soccer defender (Italy 5 caps, Roma, Watford), born in Brescia, Italy
  • Massimo Ambrosini, Italian soccer midfielder (Italy 35 caps, AC Milan), born in Pesaro, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Ba Maw, Burmese politician (b. 1893)
  • Goddard Lieberson, English composer and President of Columbia Records, dies at 66
1977 Highlights

About May 29, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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