Today in History for September 1977

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 74 of 74

1st - 1st TRS-80 Model I computer sold
1st - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
3rd - Japan's Sadaharu Oh hits 756th HR to surpass Hank Aaron's total
3rd - Last broadcast of "Mary Tyler Moore Show" on NBC-TV
4th - "Godspell" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 527 performances
4th - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Rail Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
5th - Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night"
5th - Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
5th - RAF kidnap West German work chairman Schleyer
5th - Voyager 1 (US) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn
6th - Angels acquire Dave Kingman from Padres for cash 9 days later Yankees buy Kingman (started with Mets) who plays in all 4 divisions in 1977
Comedian Jerry LewisComedian Jerry Lewis 7th - Ethiopia drops diplomatic relations with Somalia
7th - Pres Carter & Gen Herrera sign Panama Canal treaties
8th - Interpol sends a resolution concerning video piracy
8th - Jimmy McCullough quits Wings
9th - 1st TRS-80 computer sold
9th - Tiger rookies Lou Whitaker & Allan Trammell debut together & will play together for 19 years
10th - 91st US Womens Tennis: Chris Evert L Mills beats W Turnbull (76 62)
10th - Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
10th - Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)
10th - Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
Tennis Legend Chris EvertTennis Legend Chris Evert 10th - Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
10th - Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978
10th - Hamida Djandoubi, convicted for torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France.
11th - 29th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Carroll O'Conner & Bea Arthur win
11th - 97th US Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beats Jimmy Connors (26 63 75 60)
11th - Joanne Carner wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
11th - TV's Rhoda gets divorced
13th - 1st TV viewer discretion warning-Soap
13th - 2nd Test Cricket of Space Shuttle Enterprise
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo VilasTennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas 13th - General Motors introduces 1st US diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88)
14th - Christmas Tinto sentenced to 7 years in Robben Island, South Africa
15th - "Man of La Mancha" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 124 performances
15th - Orioles forfeit to Blue Jays when mgr Earl Weaver pulls team off field in 5th citing hazardous condition (small tarpaulin on bullpen mound)
15th - Pres Carter meets with 15 record company execs
15th - Rock Music Award
15th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
16th - 90 minute pilot of "Logan's Run" premieres on TV
16th - Ringo releases "Drowning in Sea of Love"
16th - Seattle beats Royals, 4-1, to end KC's winning streak at 16 games
17th - 22nd Ryder Cup: US, 12½-13½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes England
17th - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
17th - Dave Kingman hits his 1st Yankee homer, Reggie hits 2 more
17th - Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" is #1 for 19th straight week
18th - Brooks Robinson Night in Baltimore
18th - Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America's Cup
18th - Joanne Carner/Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Team Golf Championship
18th - US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth & Moon together
20th - "Estrada" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 7 performances
20th - Vietnam & Djibouti ask for membership in UN
21st - US minister of Foreign affairs Cyrus Vance dismissed
22nd - Minn Twin Bert Blyleven no-hits California Angels, 9-0
22nd - Preston Jones' "Texas Trilogy" premieres in NYC
22nd - West German Red Army Faction terrorist kills policeman in Utrecht
23rd - 3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise
23rd - Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on Charlie's Angels
24th - "Estrada" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 7 performances
24th - 1st broadcast of "Love Boat" on ABC-TV
24th - Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards
25th - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
26th - Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27
26th - Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY
27th - Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title
29th - "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" by Meco hits #1
29th - Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship
Singer James BrownSinger James Brown 29th - James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid & overworked
29th - Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
29th - Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini" premieres in Amsterdam
29th - Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit
30th - Dutch Antillean government-Evertsz resigns
30th - Ringo Starr releases "Ringo the 4th" album
30th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
30th - Due to US budget cuts, the Apollo program's ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.
30th - Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmeña III successfully escaped from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 76 of 76

1st - Raffaele Giammaria, Italian racing driver
1st - Aaron Schobel, American football player
1st - Shoshana Bean, American stage actress
1st - Aamir Ali, Indian television actor
1st - David Albelda, Spanish footballer
2nd - Ramiro Muñoz, Colombian musician
2nd - Frédéric Kanouté, Malian footballer
3rd - Tami Tyler, Santa Clara California, dance skater (& Jonathan Nichols)
3rd - Rui Marques, Angolan footballer
3rd - Olof Mellberg, Swedish footballer
3rd - Nate Robertson, American baseball player
4th - Sun-Woo Kim, Korean Major League Baseball player
4th - Mark Ronson, English DJ/Producer and co-founder of Allido Records
4th - Lucie Silvas, English musician
5th - Minoru Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler
5th - Alexey Harkov, Russian bassist (Kipelov, Sergey Mavrin)
5th - Rosevelt Colvin, American football player
5th - Joseba Etxeberria, Spanish football winger
5th - Nazr Mohammed, American Basketball player
6th - Kiyoshi Hikawa, Japanese enka singer
7th - Nora Greenwald, American professional wrestler
7th - Gianluca Grava, Italian footballer
7th - Jon Macken, British Footballer
8th - Maria Helena Selin, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
9th - Chae Jung-an, South Korean actress and singer
9th - Soulja Slim, American rapper (d. 2003)
9th - Kyle Snyder, Major League Baseball pitcher
11th - Ludacris, American rapper
11th - Matthew Stevens, Welsh snooker player
11th - Jon Buckland, British guitarist (Coldplay)
12th - James Louis McCartney, son of Paul & Linda McCartney
12th - Idan Raichel, Israeli musician
12th - Nathan Bracken, Australian cricketer
12th - Grant Denyer, Australian television personality and TV Host
12th - Jeff Irwin, American musician
12th - David Thompson, English footballer
13th - Fiona Apple, American singer
13th - Ivan De Battista, Maltese Actor, singer and composer
13th - Daisuke Tsuda, Japanese singer (Maximum the Hormone)
15th - Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter
15th - Sophie Dahl, English model
15th - Leander Jordan, National Football League offensive lineman
15th - Marisa Ramirez, American actress
15th - Jason Terry, American basketball player
15th - Tom Hardy, British actor
16th - Greg Ball, American politician
17th - Becky Turner, Marietta Ga, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
17th - Latoya Warning, Suriname 4th Miss Teenager (1993)
17th - Tony Goskowicz, Wauwautosa Wis, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
17th - Simone Perrotta, Italian football player
18th - Li Tie, Chinese footballer
18th - Kieran West, British oarsman
19th - Ryan Dusick, American drummer (Maroon 5)
19th - Akash Chopra, Indian cricketer
20th - Ruth Moniz, NSW Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
20th - Namie Amuro, Japanese pop singer
21st - Brian Tallet, American baseball player
22nd - Paul Sculthorpe, English rugby league footballer
23rd - Rachael Yamagata, American singer and songwriter
23rd - Matthieu Descoteaux, Canadian ice hockey player
23rd - Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress (d. 2008)
24th - Frank Fahrenhorst, German footballer
25th - Clea DuVall, American actress
25th - Mike Krahulik, Illustrator
25th - Wil Nieves, Puerto Rican baseball player
27th - Andrus Värnik, Estonian javelin thrower
28th - Young Jeezy, American Rapper
LPGA Golfer Se Ri PakLPGA Golfer Se Ri Pak (28th) 28th - Se Ri Pak, Korean golfer
29th - Won Bin, South Korean actor
29th - Wade Brookbank, Canadian ice hockey player
29th - Debelah Morgan, American R&B singer
29th - Jake Westbrook, American baseball player
30th - Maia Brewton, Los Angeles California, actress (Margaret-Lime Street)
30th - Stacey Storey, Eagle River Alaska, Miss America-Alaska (1996)
30th - Sun Jihai, Chinese footballer
30th - Roy Carroll, Northern Irish footballer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

Actress Barbara EdenActress Barbara Eden (3rd) 3rd - "I Dream of Jeannie" actress Barbara Eden (43) weds Charles Donald Fegert
30th - "Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom" author John Updike (45) weds Martha Bernhard

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

11th - TV's Rhoda gets divorced

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 22 of 22

1st - Ethel Waters, actress (Beulah)/singer (Stormy Weather), dies at 76
4th - Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek musician (b. 1899)
4th - E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (b. 1911)
4th - Jean Rostand, French biologist (b. 1894)
5th - Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and wallon militant (b. 1897)
6th - Guido Pannain, composer, dies at 85
6th - Paul Burkhard, composer, dies at 65
7th - Gustave Reese, composer, dies at 77
8th - Zero [Samuel J] Mostel, US actor (Fiddler on the Roof), dies at 62
9th - John Breeden, actor (Madame Racketeer, Salute), dies at 73
10th - Hamida Djandoubi, convicted murderer last to, die by guillotine
11th - Don Blackman, actor (Old Man & Sea, Desert Legion), dies at 65
11th - Leonard Carey, actor (Laughter), dies at 90
12th - Robert Lowell, US poet/pacifist (Near the Ocean), dies at 60)
12th - Steven Biko, South African black student leader, dies in police custody
13th - Arthur Fagg, cricketer (5 Tests for England 1936-39/umpire), dies
13th - Leopold Stokowski, symphonic conductors, dies in England, at 95
16th - Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29
16th - Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53
18th - Paul Bernays, Swiss mathematician (b. 1888)
25th - Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician, dies at 78
29th - Alexander Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, Russian composer, dies at 78

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