What Happened on November 5, 1977

Historical Events

  • NCAA passing record set at 571 yards (Marc Wilson, Brigham Young)

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Wright, English football goalkeeper and coach (Manchester City), born in Ipswich, England
  • Tuula Puputti, Finnish ice hockey goalie (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Kuopio, Finland
Born in 1977

Famous Weddings

George W. Bush

Future Texas governor and 43rd US President George W. Bush (31) weds Laura Welch (31) at The First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • (Gaetano) "Guy" Lombardo, Canadian-American orchestra leader ("Auld Lang Syne"), dies of heart attack in Houston at 75
  • (Jacob) "Jan" Garber, American violinist and sweet jazz bandleader, dies at 82
  • Aleksey Stachanov, Russian model miner, dies at 72

René GoscinnyRené Goscinny (1926-1977)

French cartoonist (Asterix), dies of cardiac arrest during a routine stress test at 51

1977 Highlights

About November 5, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
  • UK #1 Song: The Name Of The Game - Abba