On This Day

What Happened on September 10, 1977

Historical Events

  • Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
  • Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)
  • Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France
  • Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978

US Open Women's Tennis

US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Chris Evert wins her 3rd straight US singles title; beats Wendy Turnbull of Australia 7-6, 6-2; final time event played at West Side Tennis Club

Famous Birthdays

  • Changpeng Zhao "CZ", Chinese-Canadian entrepreneur (Binance, Blockchain.info), born in Jiangsu province, China

Famous Deaths

  • Hamida Djandoubi, Tunisian convicted murderer who was the last person to be executed in Western Europe, is beheaded in Marseille by guillotine at 28
1977 Highlights

About September 10, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Best Of My Love - The Emotions
  • UK #1 Song: Way Down - Elvis Presley