On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Happy End" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 75 performances
  • 103rd Kentucky Derby: Jean Cruguet on Seattle Slew wins in 2:02.2
  • 22nd Eurovision Song Contest: Marie Myriam for France wins singing "L'oiseau et l'enfant" in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Elton Flatley, Australian rugby union fly-half (38 caps; 187 points; Queensland Reds 114 games, 609 points), born in Tamworth, NSW
  • Marko Milic, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
  • Patrick Johnson, American broadcaster

Famous Deaths

  • Irwin Fischer, American composer (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), dies at 73