On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1977

Historical Events

  • 5th & final test of space shuttle Enterprise
  • Dr Clifford R Wharton Jr named chancellor of State University of New York
  • Last natural case of smallpox discovered in Merca district, Somalia. Considered the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Heder, American actor (Napoleon Dynamite), born in Fort Collins, Colorado
1977 Highlights

About October 26, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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