On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1977

Historical Events

Sports History

Brazilian soccer great Pelé plays his final game for the New York Cosmos in an exhibition against Santos in front of 75,000 at Giants Stadium; 1,281 goals in 1,363 games

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend

Hall of Fame

Elton John honored by Madison Square Garden's MSG Hall of Fame

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • New York Yankees end MLB season with 100-62 record; win 2nd consecutive AL East title; go on the win World Series 4-2 v LA Dodgers
  • US Department of Energy established
1977 Highlights

About October 1, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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