On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1977

Historical Events

  • US Catholic bishops rescind automatic excommunications for divorced and remarried Catholics (receiving communion still outlawed if the previous marriages were not annulled by Church tribunals)

Famous Birthdays

  • Emily Perkins, Canadian actress (Hiccups), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Mariano PernĂ­a, Argentine-Spanish footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
1977 Highlights

About May 4, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus