What Happened on September 5, 1977

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night"


Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

  • NASA launches Voyager 1 on a mission to initially just fly-by Jupiter and Saturn, later Uranus and Neptune also (2012 becomes the first human-made object to leave the solar system)
  • Red Army Faction kidnaps and subsequently murders West German business executive Hanns Martin Schleyer

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexey Harkov, Russian bassist (Kipelov, Sergey Mavrin), born in Khimki, Moscow
  • Joseba Etxeberria, Spanish football winger, born in Elgoibar, Spain
  • Minoru Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Onoda, Yamaguchi
  • Nazr Mohammed, American basketball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Rosevelt Colvin, American football linebacker (Super Bowl 2003, 04; NE Patriots) and analyst (Big Ten Network), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Famous Deaths

  • George Barnes, American swing-jazz and session guitarist, and electric guitar pioneer, dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and wallon militant, dies at 80
1977 Highlights

About September 5, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labor Day (United States), Labour Day (Canada)

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