On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament
  • West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia freeing all 86 hostages & killing 3 of 4 hijackers

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Bertino, American film director and screenwriter
  • Dudu Aouate, Israeli footballer

Famous Deaths

  • [Robert] Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player and umpire (only person in football and baseball Hall of Fame), dies at 77