Today in History for April 1977

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 57 of 57

1st - Attempt for Moslem state in Chad fails
1st - NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games
2nd - Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks
2nd - Mont Canadiens set NHL record of 34 straight home games without a lose
3rd - 6th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
3rd - Boston Bruin Jean Ratelle scores his 1,000th NHL point
3rd - Egyptian Pres Anwar Sadat's 1st meeting with US President Jimmy Carter
3rd - Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg adopt summer time
5th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
6th - Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released
6th - Kingdome opens, Seattle Mariners 1st game, loses to Angels 7-0
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter 7th - Consumer Product Safety Comn bans "TRIS" flame-retardant
7th - Toronto Blues Jays 1st game, they beat Chicago 9-5
7th - German Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light.
8th - Israeli premier Rabin resigns
9th - Communist party in Spain allowed legally after 40 years
10th - 41st Golf Masters Championship: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 276
10th - Beverly Klass wins LPGA Women's International Golf Satellite
10th - Cleveland Indians set club record for longest, 9 inn game (3:17)
Golfer Tom WatsonGolfer Tom Watson 11th - Ireland sets fishing zone at 50 mile
14th - Supreme Court says people may refuse to display state motto on license
15th - 1st baseball game at Montreal's Olympic Stadium
16th - Alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia
17th - "I Love My Wife" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 864 performances
17th - Christian-democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
17th - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament
18th - "Side by Side" by Stephen Sondheim opens at Music Box NYC for 390 perfs
18th - 6th Boston Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman of California in 2:48:33
Writer Alex HaleyWriter Alex Haley 18th - 81st Boston Marathon won by Jerome Drayton of Canada in 2:14:46
18th - Alex Haley, author of "Roots", awarded Pulitzer Prize
18th - Eddie Murray hits his 1st HR
18th - Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Cristofer for "Shadow Box"
20th - Supreme Court rules "Live Free or Die" may be covered on NH licenses
20th - Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premieres
20th - "Annie Hall", starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, is released
21st - Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beats Blue Jays 8-6
Actor, Screenwriter & Director Woody AllenActor, Screenwriter & Director Woody Allen 21st - C Strouse & M Charnins musical "Annie" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 2377 performances
21st - Zia ur-Rahman appointed president of Bangladesh
22nd - Simon Peres becomes premier of Israel
23rd - ADO The Hague soccer team forms
23rd - Dr Allen Bussey completes 20,302 yo-yo loops
23rd - Milt workers kill 300-500 students in Addis Ababa
23rd - Czech chess master Vlastimil Hort plays 201 games simultaneously & only loses 10
24th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament
25th - Cin Reds tie record of 12 runs in 5th inning beating Braves 23-9
25th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 26th - NY's famed disco Studio 54 opens
27th - Bloody riots in Soweto South Africa
27th - HCC, Hobby Computer Club, forms in Netherlands
27th - 28 people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster.
28th - Christopher Boyce convicted for selling secrets
28th - Andreas Baader & members of Baader-Meinhoff jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany
28th - The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed.
29th - British Aerospace forms
30th - "Party with Comden & Green" closes at Morosco NYC after 92 perfs
30th - Billy Graham beats Bruno Sammartino in Baltimore, to become WWF champ
30th - Ron Cey sets record of 29 RBIs in April

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 62 of 62

1st - Haimar Zubeldia, Spanish cyclist
2nd - Jelena Abbou, Serbian fitness model
2nd - Michael Fassbender, Actor
2nd - Aiden Turner, British actor
3rd - Veronique De Kock, Miss Universe-Belgium (1996)
4th - Adam Dutkiewicz, American guitarist and producer(Killswitch Engage)
4th - Stephen Mulhern, British magician, CITV Presenter
4th - Omarr Ali Hasan Smith, American Arena Football League defensive back
5th - JoAnn Sevin, Dubois PA, air pistol (Olympics-1996)
5th - Sevilay Ozturk, Miss Universe-Turkey (1996)
6th - Andy Phillips, American Baseball Player
7th - Silvana Arias, Peruvian actress
8th - Mehran Ghassemi, Iranian journalist (d. 2008)
8th - Mark Spencer, American computer programmer
9th - Gerard Way, American musician (My Chemical Romance)
10th - Claudia Delpin, Miss Chile Universe (1997)
12th - Giovanny Espinoza, Ecuadorian footballer
12th - Glenn Rogers, Scottish Cricket Player
12th - Sarah Jane Morris, American actor
12th - Jordana Spiro, American actor
Actress Sarah Michelle GellarActress Sarah Michelle Gellar (14th) 14th - Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress (Kendall-All My Children, Buffy)
15th - Lisa Bell, Rockford Ill, figure skater (1997 Midwestern Sr champ)
16th - Alek Wek, Sudanese supermodel
16th - Fredrik Ljungberg, Swedish footballer
17th - Pascal de Vries, soccer player (FC Twente)
17th - Sizzla, Jamaican dancehall artist
17th - Phil Jamieson, Australian singer (Grinspoon)
18th - Dan Lacouture, NHL hockey player
19th - Lucien Mettomo, Cameroonian footballer
19th - Joe Beimel, American baseball player
19th - Dennys Reyes, Mexican baseball player
20th - Lisa Ervin, figure skater (US Nationals-4th-1992)
20th - Johnny "The Bull" Stamboli, professional wrestler
21st - Karen Ann Peterson, Miss Aruba Universe (1997)
21st - Doseone, American rapper
22nd - Mark van Bommel, Dutch footballer
22nd - Aaron Fink, American guitarist (Breaking Benjamin)
23rd - John Cena, American professional wrestler
23rd - Andruw Jones, Curaçaoan baseball player
23rd - Willie Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player
Actor Kal PennActor Kal Penn (23rd) 23rd - Kal Penn, Montclair, New Jersey, American actor (Dr. Lawrence Kutner-House, The Namesake) and civil servant
23rd - Lee Young-Pyo, Korean footballer
24th - Ryan Mitchell, Port Augusta SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
24th - Siarhey Balakhonau, Belarusian writer
24th - Carlos Beltran, Puerto Rican baseball player
25th - Jonathan Angel, SF California, actor (Tommy Delucca-Saved By The Bell)
25th - Marguerite Moreau, actress (Connie-Mighty Ducks, D2, D3)
25th - Ilias Kotsios, Greek footballer
25th - Paavo Siljamäki, Finnish musician
25th - Constantinos Christoforou, Cypriot singer
25th - Matthew West, American Christian singer
26th - Jason Earles, American actor
26th - Kosuke Fukudome, Japanese baseball player
26th - Chris Johnston, Irish rugby player
26th - Tom Welling, American actor
27th - Khalid Zoubaa, French runner
27th - Jerry Trainor, American actor
28th - Derrick Wayne Frazier, American convicted murderer (d. 2006)
29th - Claus Jensen, Danish footballer
29th - Rocío Carrasco, Spanish TV host and socialite
30th - Jeannie Haddaway, American politician
30th - Pell James, American actress

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 18 of 18

3rd - Jack Ryder, cricketer (20 Tests for Aust, 1394 runs), dies
4th - Jeno Zador, composer, dies at 82
5th - John Marriott, dies at 83
7th - Siegfried Buback, German FR procureur-genl, murdered attorney-general
8th - Frank Milan, actor (Witness), dies at 71
11th - Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter (b. 1900)
12th - Philip K Wrigley, baseball owner (Chicago Cubs), dies at 82
14th - Riekus Waskowsky, Dutch poet, dies at 44
17th - Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86
17th - William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (b. 1913)
20th - Bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80
20th - Len Johnson, cricketer (one Test for Australia, 3-66 & 3-8), dies
20th - Sepp Herberger, German football coach (b. 1897)
21st - Gummo [Milton] Marx, US comic (Marx Brothers), dies at 84
22nd - Charles Sanford, orchestra leader (Your Show of Shows), dies at 71
27th - Stanley Adams, actor (Lillies of the Field, Thunder Alley), dies at 61
28th - Ricardo Cortez, American actor and director (The Maltese Falcon), dies at 76
30th - Clive Martin Douglas, composer, dies at 73

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