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, one of the world's largest pipeline systems

Famous Birthdays

  • 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 (Loose Women), born in London, England
  • Moses Sichone, Zambian footballer, born in Mufulira, Zambia
  • 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? 45 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

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