What Happened on May 9, 1977

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
  • Dan Regan, American ska trombonist (Reel Big Fish), and craft brewer, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Iñigo 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, German organist & composer, dies at 71
1977 Highlights

About May 9, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: When I Need You - Leo Sayer
  • UK #1 Song: Free - Deniece Williams