On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1977

Historical Events

  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Dave Kingman hits his 1st Yankee homer, Reggie hits 2 more
  • Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" is #1 for 19th straight week
  • Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes: US wins 12½-7½; last time a Great Britain & Ireland team competes for Ryder Cup

Famous Birthdays

  • Becky Turner, Marietta Ga, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Latoya Warning, Suriname 4th Miss Teenager (1993)
  • Simone Perrotta, Italian football player
  • Tony Goskowicz, Wauwautosa Wis, short track skater (Olympics 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Lou Hooper, Canadian jazz pianist, and educator, dies at 83
1977 Highlights

About September 17, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years
Leap Year: No

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