On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1977

Historical Events

  • "Beatlemania" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 920 performances
  • Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani becomes heir apparent to throne of Qatar
  • Trans Alaska oil pipeline completed

Famous Birthdays

  • Debbie King, English TV presenter
  • Domenico Fioravanti, Italian swimmer
  • Eric Christian Olsen, American actor (NCIS: Los Angeles), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • Greg Leeb, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Joachim Olsen, Danish shot putter and politician, born in Aalborg, Denmark
  • Joel Ross, British disc jockey
  • June Sarpong, British television presenter
  • Moses Sichone, Zambian footballer
  • Phil Devey, Canadian baseball player
  • Scott Klopfenstein, American ska and rock trumpeter and guitarist (Reel Big Fish, 1995-2011), born in Garden Grove, California
  • Theodoros Baev, Bulgarian-born Greek volleyball player

Famous Deaths

  • William Castle, American film director (b. 1914)
1977 Highlights

About May 31, 1977

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini