Historical Events in June 1977

  • Jun 1 British Virgin Islands adopts constitution
  • Jun 1 Russia charges Jewish rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason
  • Jun 1 Dutch soccer club FC Volendam is established as a result of split up with RKSV; 6-time Eerste Divisie champions
  • Jun 2 New Jersey allows casino gambling in Atlantic City
  • Jun 3 Baltimore Orioles pull their 6th triple play (9-6-4-6-6 vs KC Royals)
  • Jun 3 Belgium government of Tindemans forms
  • Jun 3 US & Cuba talk about diplomatic relations
  • Jun 4 Violence during Puerto Rican Day in Chicago kills 2

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 4 French Open Women's Tennis: Mima Jaušovec of Yugoslavia wins her lone Grand Slam singles title; beats Florența Mihai of Romania 6-2, 6-7, 6-1

  • Jun 4 An estimated 20,000 Scottish football fans invade the Wembley Stadium pitch after Scotland beats England, 2-1; goalposts and advertising hoardings destroyed
  • Jun 5 31st NBA Championship: Port Trailblazers beat Philadelphia 76er, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 5 31st Tony Awards: Shadow Box & Annie win
  • Jun 5 Coup in Seychelles (National Day)
  • Jun 5 Los Angeles Dodgers retire Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager Walter Alston's #24

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 5 French Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas of Argentina wins first career Grand Slam event; outclasses American Brian Gottfried 6-0, 6-3, 6-0

Historic Event

Jun 5 National Council of Women of Kenya led by Wangari Maathai march to Kamukunji Park, Nairobi, and plant seven trees - beginning of the Green Belt Movement

  • Jun 6 "Washington Post" reports US has developed neutron bomb
  • Jun 6 Doobie Brothers sponsor a Golf Classic & Concert at Calabasas Park Country Club & Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles to benefit the United Way
  • Jun 6 Joseph L Howze installed as bishop of Roman Catholic diocese (Miss)
  • Jun 6 Supreme Court tosses out automatic death penalty laws
  • Jun 7 Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law
  • Jun 7 White Sox draft Harold Baines #1

Sex Pistols' Break Up

Jun 7 During the Queen's Jubilee, the Sex Pistols attempt to perform on a boat on the River Thames, but are forced to stop by the police

Baseball Record

Jun 8 MLB California Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game, in 10-inning, 2-1 win over visiting Toronto Blue Jays

  • Jun 9 50th National Spelling Bee: John Paola wins spelling cambist

Notable Fireworks

Jun 9 Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated with fireworks

Apple Macintosh Personal Computer

Jun 10 Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers

Historic Event

Jun 10 James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison

  • Jun 10 International Labour Organisation and United Nations meet to discuss apartheid in South Africa and potential actions to prevent further violence and state repression.
  • Jun 10 American golfer Al Geiberger becomes first player in history to post a sub-60 score, 59 (−13) in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, during the 2nd round Danny Thomas Memphis Classic at Colonial CC in Cordova, Tennessee
  • Jun 11 109th Belmont: Jean Cruguet riding Seattle Slew wins in 2:29.6
  • Jun 11 Dutch marines rescued hostages from a Moluccan held train in Holland
  • Jun 11 Main Street Electrical Parade premieres in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
  • Jun 11 "I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC and the Sunshine Band peaks at #1
  • Jun 12 Stephen Schwartz's musical "Pippin", starring Ben Vereen, closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after performances, and 5 Tony Award wins

LPGA Championship

Jun 12 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bay Tree Plantation GC: Chako Higuchi of Japan wins her only LPGA major title by 3 from Pat Bradley, Sandra Post & Judy Rankin

Historic Event

Jun 12 Groundbreaking ceremony for John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts; architect I. M. Pei's design would take over 2 years to build

Sports History

Jun 15 NY Mets trade Tom Seaver to Reds for Pat Zachry

  • Jun 15 Spain's 1st free elections since 1936 (41 years)
  • Jun 15 Wim Polak becomes mayor of Amsterdam
  • Jun 16 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
  • Jun 16 Fianna Fail party wins Irish elections

Historic Event

Jun 16 Leonid Brezhnev named Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union

Sports History

Jun 16 Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals

Historic Event

Jun 16 Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates

Music History

Jun 18 Sex Pistols johnny rotten & Paul Cook, beaten by a group of rabble-rousers outside of a London pub

  • Jun 18 Space Shuttle test model "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft for 1st time, it was fixed to a modified Boeing 747
  • Jun 19 US Open Golf, Southern Hills CC: Hubert Green shoots 2-under 278 to beat Lou Graham by 1 stroke

Sports History

Jun 19 MLB Cleveland Indians fire manager Frank Robinson and replace him with Jeff Torborg

Historic Event

Jun 19 Pope Paul VI makes 19th-cen bishop John Neumann 1st US male saint

  • Jun 19 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks

Historic Event

Jun 20 Menachem Begin forms Israeli government

  • Jun 20 Oil enters Trans-Alaska pipeline exits 38 days later at Valdez

Historic Event

Jun 21 Former White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman enters prison

Historic Event

Jun 21 Bülent Ecevit forms a minority government in Turkey which lasts only 1 month

  • Jun 22 Former US Attorney General John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison for perjury regarding his involvement the Watergate Scandal
  • Jun 22 Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released, first Disney film to get a sequel
  • Jun 23 Violence erupts in Soweto, South Africa, again and the police make at least 146 arrests

Historic Event

Jun 24 IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976

  • Jun 24 Josiah Mutabuzi Isaya Kibira is the first African to be elected president of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
  • Jun 24 27th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Ascent" wins the Golden Bear

Album Release

Jun 24 Crystal Gayle releases best-selling album "We Must Believe in Magic" featuring worldwide hit "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" (1st platinum album by a female country music artist)

  • Jun 25 Roy C. Sullivan of Virginia is struck by lightning for 7th time!
  • Jun 25 8th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 13-12
  • Jun 26 42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn

Music Concert

Jun 26 Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career

  • Jun 26 The Yorkshire Ripper kills 16 year old shop assistant Jayne MacDonald in Leeds, changing public perception of the killer as she was the first victim who was not a prostitute.
  • Jun 26 Tim Severin aboard the Brendan reaches Newfoundland in attempt to prove sixth-century Irish monks could have voyaged across the Atlantic
  • Jun 27 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise
  • Jun 27 Djibouti (Afars & Issas) claims Independence from France

Baseball Record

Jun 27 Willie McCovey smashes 2 HRs in inning for 2nd time (Apr 12, 1973)

  • Jun 28 Billy Hunter becomes Rangers' 4th manager in 6 days
  • Jun 28 Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers
  • Jun 28 The United Party, main political opposition party in South Africa, is formally disbanded by the majority faction after members leave the party to join other new political parties
  • Jun 29 Supreme Court rules out death penalty for rapists of adults

Sports History

Jun 29 Future Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Stargell hits his 400th career HR as his Pittsburgh Pirates rout the St Louis Cardinals, 9-1 at Busch Stadium

  • Jun 29 South Africa opposition party, the New Republic Party (NRP), is formed after the integration of the United Party (UP) and Democratic Party (DP)
  • Jun 30 Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"

Historic Publication

Jun 30 Marvel Comics publish "Kiss book" tributing rock group Kiss

  • Jun 30 US Railway Post Office final train run (NY to Washington, D.C.)
  • Jun 30 Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive HRs in Toronto