On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1977

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Auto Racer Niki Lauda
Auto Racer
Niki Lauda
  • 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? 43 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio