On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1977

Historical Events

  • "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" by Meco hits #1
  • Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid & overworked

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini" premieres in Amsterdam
  • Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Debelah Morgan, American R&B singer
  • Jake Westbrook, American baseball player
  • Wade Brookbank, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Won Bin, South Korean actor

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Tcherepnin, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 78
1977 Highlights

About September 29, 1977

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra