On This Day

August 1, 1977 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he was flying in Los Angeles

Pilot and Spy Francis Gary Powers
Pilot and Spy
Francis Gary Powers

Deaths in History

Person of interestFrancis Gary Powers

Francis Gary Powers, American spy captured by the USSR after his U-2 spy was shot plane in 1959, dies in a helicopter crash at 47

Pilot and Spy Francis Gary Powers
Pilot and Spy
Francis Gary Powers