December 31, 1977 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Amir Sheikh Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir Al Sabah becomes leader of Kuwait
  • Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with Vietnam
  • Donald Woods, a banned anti-Apartheid white editor flees South Africa
  • Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is imprisoned for co-writing a play critical of the Kenyan government

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • WFAT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM

Birthdays in History

  • Donald Trump Jr., American businessman and son of Donald Trump and Ivana Trump, born in NYC, New York

Deaths in History

  • Sabah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, ruler of Kuwait (b. 1924)