What Happened on May 5, 1977

Famous Birthdays

  • Choi Kang-hee, South Korean actress (Sweet Buns), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Tiffany Roberts, American soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Petaluma, California
  • Zolani Marali, South African boxer (IBO World Super Bantamweight title 2003–04; IBO Super Featherweight title 2009), born in Mdantsane, South Africa (d. 2022)
Born in 1977

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Erhard, German politician (CDU, as Chancellor of Germany 1963-66 led German "economic miracle"), dies at 80
  • Sam Lanin, American sweet jazz arranger and bandleader (Roseland Orchestra; The Ipana Troubadors), dies at 85
1977 Highlights

About May 5, 1977

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hotel California - Eagles
  • UK #1 Song: Free - Deniece Williams