What Happened on September 12, 1977

Historical Events

  • Anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko dies in police custody from his injuries after being beaten and tortured by police

Famous Birthdays

  • 2 Chainz [Tauheed Epps], American rapper, born in College Park, Georgia
  • David Thompson, English footballer, born in Birkenhead, England
  • Grant Denyer, Australian television personality and TV Host, born in Coffs Harbour, Australia
  • Idan Raichel, Israeli singer-songwriter, born in Kfar Saba, Israel
  • James McCartney, British musician son of Paul & Linda McCartney, born in London, England
  • Jeff Irwin, American rock and jazz bassist, born in Creve Coeur, Missouri
  • Nathan Bracken, Australian cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 12 wickets; 116 ODIs, 174 wickets; NSW), born in Penrith, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Lowell, American poet and pacifist (Lord Weary's Castle, Near the Ocean), dies at 60
  • Steven Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist, dies in police custody at 30
1977 Highlights

About September 12, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

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