On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1977

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tracy Austin at age 14 years, 8 months, 20 days, becomes the youngest female to play in the US Open, beating German Heidi Eisterlehner 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 in a 1st round match

Tennis Player Tracy Austin
Tennis Player
Tracy Austin
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Aamir Ali, Indian television actor
  • Aaron Schobel, American football defensive end (Pro Bowl 2006, 07; Buffalo Bills), born in Harris County, Texas
  • David Albelda, Spanish soccer midfielder (51 caps; Valencia CF 351 games), born in La Pobla Llarga, Spain
  • Kathleen de León (Jones), Filipina-Australian actress, dancer, and singer (Hi-5, 1998-2006), born in Manila, Philippines
  • Shoshana Bean, American stage actress

Famous Deaths

  • Ethel Waters, American actress (Beulah), singer ("Stormy Weather"), dies at 76
1977 Highlights

About September 1, 1977

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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