On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1977

Historical Events

  • "Serpentine Fire" single released by Earth, Wind & Fire (Billboard Song of the Year 1978)
  • Arkansas' Steve Little kicks a record tying 67 yard field goal
  • Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life" goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks
  • Don Ritchie runs world record 100 mile (11:30:51)

Famous Birthdays

  • David Trezeguet, French football player (AS Monaco, Juventus), born in Rouen, France
  • Erin McKeown, American indie rock-folk musician and singer-songwriter, (We Will Become Like Birds), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Masato Kawabata, Japanese racing driver, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Patricio Urrutia, Ecuadorian footballer, born in Ventanas, Ecuador

Famous Deaths

  • Ralph Truman, British actor (Henry V, Treasure Island, Web of Evidence), dies at 77
1977 Highlights

About October 15, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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