On This Day

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

  • [Robert] Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player and umpire (only person in football and baseball Hall of Fame), dies at 77
1977 Highlights

About October 17, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra