Historical Events for August 1977

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Events 1 - 52 of 52

1st - SF Giant Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th grand slammer
1st - Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he was flying in Los Angeles
3rd - Radio Shack issues a press release introducing TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered
3rd - United States Senate Hearing on MKULTRA.
4th - Pres Carter establishes Dept of Energy
4th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
6th - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate European Women's Golf Open
7th - "Shenandoah" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 1,050 performances
8th - Maurine Stuart, ordained as Zen priest by Eido Tai Shimano Roshi
8th - Texas Rangers turn their 1st triple play (vs A's)
9th - Chris Old completes a century in 37 mins, Yorks v Warwicks
9th - NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs
9th - The military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces that it will return the nation to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 for a President and Congress.
10th - US & Panamana sign Panama Canal Zone accord
10th - USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
10th - Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers NY, accused of being "Son of Sam" 44 caliber killer
11th - Geoff Boycott scores his 100th FC hundred, v Aust at Headingley
12th - For 2nd straight day, Oakland's Manny Sanguillen foils a no-hit bid
12th - High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit
12th - Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st atmospheric flight
13th - 1st test glide of shuttle
13th - Randy Bachman quits BTO, they disband
14th - 59th PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Cal
14th - 77,691 see NY Cosmos beat Fort Lauderdale Strikers 8-3 at Giant Stad
14th - Debbie Austin wins LPGA Long Island Charity Golf Classic
15th - England regain cricket Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead over Aust
15th - SS chief Kappler escapes from prison hospital in Rome
16th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
16th - Yanks blow 9-4 lead in 9th but beat Chicago 11-10 in bottom of 9th
17th - Russian nuclear sub "Artika" is 1st to North Pole
17th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
17th - Thomas Wessinghage/Harald Hudak/Michael Lederer/Karl Fleschen walk world record 4x1500m (14:38.8)
18th - 2 girls are killed by a runaway car outside of Graceland
18th - Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter
19th - USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
20th - NASA launches Voyager 2 towards Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune
21st - Debbie Austin wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
21st - Donna Patterson Brice sets high speed water skiing rec (111.11 mph)
23rd - 1st man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor)
23rd - Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in German DR
26th - Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77
27th - "Chicago" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 947 performances
27th - Army shoots on market vendor women in Conakry, Guineau
27th - Toby Harrah & Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park-homers off Yankee Ken Clay at Yankee Stadium, Rangers won 8-2
28th - Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
28th - NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0
28th - Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year
28th - NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship
29th - St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3
31st - Aleksandr Fedotov sets aircraft alt rec of 38.26 km (125,524')
31st - Spyros Kyprianou appointed president of Cyprus
31st - Ian Smith, espousing racial segregation, wins Rhodesian general election with 80% of overwhelmingly white electorate's vote

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