What Happened on September 11, 1977

Historical Events

Emmy Awards

29th Emmy Awards: "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", Carroll O'Conner & Bea Arthur win; "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" accumulates a then record 29 awards over its 7 season run

Music History

American crooner Bing Crosby and British singer David Bowie record duet "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" at ATV Elstree Studios near London for television special "Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas"

The Atari 2600

The Atari 2600, originally known as the Atari Video Computer System (Atari VCS) is released in North America, revolutionizing the video game industry

US Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Guillermo Vilas becomes the only Argentine to win US title; beats Jimmy Connors 2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0; final time event played at West Side Tennis Club


Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Buckland, British guitarist (Coldplay - "Clocks"; "Viva La Vida"), born in London, England
  • Ludacris [Christopher Bridges], American rapper ("Stand Up"; "Act A Fool"), and actor (The Ride; Fast and Furious franchise), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • Matthew Stevens, Welsh snooker player, born in Carmarthen, Wales

Famous Divorces

  • TV's Rhoda gets divorced

Famous Deaths

  • Don Blackman, actor (Old Man & Sea, Desert Legion), dies at 65
  • Leonard Carey, American actor (Rebecca, Laughter), dies at 90
1977 Highlights

About September 11, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

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