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

Hall of Fame

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

  • 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 History

About October 1, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band - Meco
  • UK #1 Song: Way Down - Elvis Presley