On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed
  • Mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to Rep of Cameroon
  • Patty Hearst let out of jail

Famous Birthdays

  • Choi Jeong-yoon, South Korean actress
  • IƱigo Landaluze, Spanish cyclist
  • Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • James Jones, American novelist (Bad Blood, From Here to Eternity), dies at 55
  • Walter Kraft, composer, dies at 71