On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1977

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st Islander 0-0 tie-Kings at Nassau-25th time shutout-Resch's 15th
  • NY Yankees win their 21st World Championship, 4 games

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth's series record

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 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, 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

Famous Deaths

  • Andreas Baader, leader of the German organization Red Army Faction, dies at 34
  • Gudrun Ensslin, German terrorist (Founder of Red Army Faction), dies at 37
  • Jan-Carl Raspe (b. 1944)
  • Rolph Grant, West Indian cricketer (West Indian captain on 1939 England tour), dies at 67