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

Album Release

Ringo Starr releases album "Ringo the 4th"

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1977 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Maia Brewton, American actress (Margaret-Lime Street), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Roy Carroll, Northern Irish footballer
  • Sun Jihai, Chinese footballer (Manchester City, born in Zhuanghe, China
Born in 1977

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

About September 30, 1977

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 45 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band - Meco
  • UK #1 Song: Way Down - Elvis Presley