On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1977

Historical Events


Film tv awardsEmmy 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

Historic InventionThe 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

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An Atari 2600 video game console
An Atari 2600 video game console
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Sport awardUS 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

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Buckland, British guitarist (Coldplay), born in London, England
  • Ludacris [Christopher Bridges], American rapper and actor (Back for the First Time, Fast and Furious), 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? 43 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo