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
1977 History

Famous Birthdays

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

About October 26, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
  • UK #1 Song: Yes Sir I Can Boogie - Baccara