On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1977

Historical Events

Sports History

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

New York City Marathon

New York City Marathon: defending champion Bill Rodgers wins in 2:11:38; Miki Gorman retains women's title in 2:43:10

  • Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces discovery of a 3.4-billion year old one-celled fossil, one of the earliest life forms on Earth
  • Panamanians vote 2:1 to approve new Canal treaties
1977 Highlights

About October 23, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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