What Happened on May 7, 1977

Historical Events

  • "Happy End" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 75 performances

Kentucky Derby

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
1977 History

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)
Born in 1977

Famous Deaths

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

About May 7, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 4 months and 21 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