On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1977

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade

Famous Birthdays

  • Frédéric Kanouté, Malian footballer
  • Ramiro Muñoz, Colombian musician

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? 42 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo