On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1977

Historical Events

  • Amsterdam businessman M Caransa kidnapped
  • NASA launches space vehicle S-200

Famous Birthdays

  • Jiří Jarosík, Czech footballer, born in Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia
  • Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan cricketer, born in Matale, Sri Lanka

Famous Deaths

  • James M. Cain, American writer (Postman Always Rings Twice), dies at 85
  • Peg Leg Sam [Arthur Jackson], American country blues harmonica player, singer and comedian, dies at 65
1977 Highlights

About October 27, 1977

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio