On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1977

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Ed Koch is elected Mayor of New York City (his 1st term)

Congressman and NYC Mayor Ed Koch
Congressman and NYC Mayor
Ed Koch
  • Greek Archaeologist Manolis Andronikos discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina

Famous Birthdays

  • Bucky Covington, American entertainer, born in Rockingham, North Carolina
  • Jully Black, Canadian R&B singer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nick Punto, American baseball player, born in San Diego, California

Famous Deaths

  • Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (Phillies, Yankees), dies at 81
  • Georg Wüst, German Oceanographer, dies at 87
1977 Highlights

About November 8, 1977

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio