On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 7th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:43:10
  • 8th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:38
  • Despite not driving in season ending Japanese Grand Prix, Austrian Niki Lauda wins his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 17 points from Jody Scheckter of South Africa
  • Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces discovery of a 3.4-billion year old one-celled fossil, the earliest life form
  • Panamanians vote 2:1 to approve new Canal treaties