What Happened on September 2, 1977

Historical Events

Sports History

One of the great anti-climaxes in sport; 43-year-old transsexual Rene Richards, who fought for over a year for right to play in a major event, is beaten 6-1, 6-4 by Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade at the US Open

Famous Birthdays

  • Frédéric Kanouté, Malian footballer
  • Ramiro Muñoz, Colombian musician, born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Sam Rivers, American rock bassist (Limp Bizkit), born in Jacksonville, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Stephen "Steve" Dunne, American actor (Professional Father, Shock), dies at 59
1977 Highlights

About September 2, 1977

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 2 months and 24 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