On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1977

Historical Events

  • "Throwaway Game" Catfish Hunter loses WS 6-1 resting Yank pitchers
  • 4th test of space shuttle Enterprise
  • Psychic Romark attempts to drive blindfolded, smashed into cop van
  • US Supreme Court heard arguments in "reverse discrimination" case of Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to University of California Med School

Famous Birthdays

  • Bode Miller, American alpine ski-racer (Olympic gold 2010), born in Easton, New Hampshire
  • Christie Kerr, American golfer (US Open 2007, PGA Championship 2010), born in Miami, Florida
  • Javier Toyo, Venezuelan football goalkeeper (Venezuela national football team), born in Caracas, Venezuela

Famous Deaths

  • Doris Davenport, actress (Behind the News, Westerner), dies at 81
  • Jan Zrzav├Ż, Czech painter, dies at 86
1977 Highlights

About October 12, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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