What Happened on October 17, 1977

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

  • Cal Hubbard, American Baseball HOF umpire (AL 1936-51) and Pro/College Football HOF tackle (4 × NFL C'ship 1927, 29–31; 4 × First-team All-Pro; NY Giants, GB Packers), dies of cancer at 77
1977 Highlights

About October 17, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
  • UK #1 Song: Silver Lady - David Soul