What Happened on October 18, 1977

Historical Events

  • 1st Islander 0-0 tie-Kings at Nassau-25th time shutout-Resch's 15th

Baseball Record

Baseball World Series: Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive HRs tying Babe Ruth's WS record; NY Yankees beat LA Dodgers, 8-4 to clinch, 4-2 series win; MVP: Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson

  • NY Yankees win their 21st World Championship, 4 games
  • West German commandos liberate Boeing 737 with 86 hostages at Mogadishu
  • Yanks beat Dodgers 8-4 for 21st world championship, 1st in 15 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris McKenna, American actor (Joey-One Live to Live), born in Queens, New York
  • David Vuillemin, French professional Motocross Rider, born in Berre-l'Étang, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
  • Ryan Nelsen, New Zealand footballer
  • Simon Rix, British rock bassist (Kaiser Chiefs - "Ruby"), born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Famous Deaths

Andreas Baader

Andreas Baader, German left-wing militant and leader of the Red Army Faction, commits suicide along with other RAF leaders at 34

  • Gudrun Ensslin, German terrorist and founder of the Red Army Faction, commits suicide along with other RAF leaders at 37
  • Jan-Carl Raspe (b. 1944)
  • Kristian Hauger, Norwegian jazz pianist, orchestra leader and songwriter ("Charleston i Grukkedalen"), dies at 71
  • Rolph Grant, West Indian cricketer (West Indian captain on 1939 England tour), dies at 67
1977 Highlights

About October 18, 1977

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 11 months and 19 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