On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 1977

Historical Events

  • Due to US budget cuts, the Apollo program's ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.
  • Dutch Antillean government-Evertsz resigns
  • Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio OsmeƱa III successfully escaped from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines

Music releaseAlbum Release

Ringo Starr releases album "Ringo the 4th"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Maia Brewton, actress (Margaret-Lime Street), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Roy Carroll, Northern Irish footballer
  • Sun Jihai, Chinese footballer

Famous Weddings

  • "Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom" author John Updike (45) weds Martha Bernhard

Famous Deaths

  • Mary Ford [Iris Colleen Summers], American vocalist (with Les Paul - "How High The Moon"), dies from complications of alcohol abuse at 53
1977 Highlights

About September 30, 1977

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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