Events in year of 1977

  • 01-011st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means)
  • 01-01Belgium reapportions 2,359 communities into 596
  • 01-01Czech intellects begin Human Rights Group Chapter 77
  • 01-01Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards in the Sugar Bowl
  • 01-02Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing
  • 01-03Apple Computers incorporate
  • 01-03Lindy McDaniel retires with 2nd most pitching appearances (987 games)
  • 01-04Mary Shane hired by Chicago White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play
  • 01-05Kenya President Jomo Kenyatta disbands parliament
  • 01-06EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
  • 01-09"Porgy & Bess" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances
  • 01-09Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat the Minnesota Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR
  • 01-1020th hat trick in Islander history - Bobby Nystrom
  • 01-11Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow
  • 01-11Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
  • 01-11France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics
  • 01-12"Ipi Tombi" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • 01-12Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
  • 01-15Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live"
  • 01-15Jane Blalock wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
  • 01-17Kansas City releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams
  • 01-17NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14
  • 01-17Zaire President Mobutu visits Belgium
  • 01-18Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the SCG
  • 01-19Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame
  • 01-20George Bush, ends term as 11th Director of CIA
  • 01-20Mr Knoche, serves as acting Director of CIA
  • 01-21President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders
  • 01-23$1.5-million Serge Lepage dress exhibited, Paris
  • 01-23Miniseries "Roots" premieres on ABC

People born in year of 1977

  • 01-03Beata Handra: San Francisco, California -- Dance skater (with Sinek - 1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd)
  • 01-06Amy Zappone: Wolcott, Connecticut -- Miss America - Connecticut (1996)
  • 01-06Stacey Gartrell: Sydney, NSW -- Swimmer (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-08Pearl Amoah: Miss Universe - Ghana (1996)
  • 01-08Ryan Frances: Actor (Trevor-Sisters)
  • 01-12Sara Walsh: South Bend, Indiana -- Fencer-foil (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-17Ali el Kattabi: Soccer player (Sparta)
  • 01-19Anne Miller: Midland, Michigan -- Tennis star (1995 Darmstadt Germany)
  • 01-19Taliesin Jaffe: Venice, California -- Actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief)
  • 01-24Lenka Cenkova: Trinec, Czechoslovakia -- Tennis star (1995 Futures-Vaihingen-GER)
  • 01-26Cindy Cesar: Miss Mauritius Universe (1997)
  • 01-26Justin Gimelstob: New Jersey, United States -- Tennis star (1994 doubles USTA Bakersfield)
  • 01-29Martin Hohenberger: Hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 01-31Naomi Darrell: Miss Bermuda Universe (1997)
  • 02-03Maitland Ward: Torrance, California -- Actress (Jessica - Bold and the Beautiful)
  • 02-07Christine Scheels: New Berlin, Wisconsin -- Speed skater (1994 Olympics)
  • 02-07Hillary Wolf: Chicago, Illinois -- Extra lightweight judoka (1996 Olympics)
  • 02-10Stephanie Ann Foisy: Concord, New Hampshire -- Miss America - NH (1996)
  • 02-11Jessica Carlson: Kalamazoo, Michigan -- Archer (1996 Olympics)
  • 02-11Stephanie Richardson: Toronto, Ontario -- 200m / 800m swimmer (1996 Olympics)
  • 02-11Veronica Marie Duka: Campbellsville, Kentucky -- Miss America (Ky-Top 10-1997)
  • 02-14Nathan Osmond: Utah, United States -- Vocalist (Osmond Boys)
  • 02-15Brook Wackman: Rocker
  • 02-16Alexei Morozov: NHL forward (Team Russia Olympics - Silver - 1998, Pittsburgh)
  • 02-16Trina Jackson: 4X200m freestyle swimmer (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 02-20Sarah Ryan: Adelaide, South Australia -- Swimmer (1996 Olympics)
  • 02-20Stephon Marbury: NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
  • 02-20Veronica Ledesma: Miss Universe - Argentina (1996)
  • 02-22Melanie Schnell: Radstadt, Austria -- Tennis star (1994 semi Surabaya)
  • 02-23Angie Trostel: Oxford, Ohio -- Diver (1996 Olympics)

People died in year of 1977

  • 01-02Erroll Garner: Jazz pianist (Misty), dies at 53
  • 01-03Avraham Ofer: Israeli Minister of housing, commits suicide
  • 01-03Benno Stokvis: Dutch attorney / politician, dies at 75
  • 01-05Onslow Stevens: Actor (Mr Fisher-This is the Life), dies at 74
  • 01-09Alexey Kozlovsky: Composer, dies at 71
  • 01-09Hal Sawyer: TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62
  • 01-12Henri-Georges Clouzot: Director (Diabolique, Truth), dies at 69
  • 01-14Abdul Razak bin Hussain: Premier of Malaysia (1970-77), dies at 53
  • 01-14Anthony Eden: British Premier (1955-57), dies at 79
  • 01-17Gary Gilmore: Executed in Utah, 1st US execution since 1967
  • 01-18Carl Zuckmayer: German / Swiss / US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80
  • 01-18Paul Nordoff: US Composer (Frog Prince), dies at 67
  • 01-18Yvonne Printemps: Actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81
  • 01-19Geraldine Brooks: Actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51
  • 01-21John Vincent: Composer, dies at 74
  • 01-21Zoltan Vasarhelyi: Composer, dies at 76
  • 01-23Bernard "Toots" Shor: Barkeeper, dies at 73
  • 01-25Donald Kerr: Actor (Devil Bat, Killer Bats), dies at 85
  • 01-26Margaret Hayes: Actress (Robert Montgomery Presents), dies at 61
  • 01-27Walter Baldwin: Actor (Gay Amigo), dies at 88
  • 01-28Burt Mustin: Actor (All in the Family, Andy Griffith Show), dies at 92
  • 01-29Freddie Prinze: Comedian / actor (Chico & the Man), shoots himself at 22
  • 02-01Edmond [Moore] Hamilton: United States -- Sci-fi Author (Danger Planet), dies at 72
  • 02-05Izaak Boleslavski: Russian chess player, dies at 67
  • 02-07Herman Dooyeweerd: Dutch philosopher / lawyer, dies at 82
  • 02-09Denys Amiel: French dramatist / playwright (Le mouton noir), dies at 92
  • 02-09Gaus: An orangautan who lived to be 59
  • 02-09Sergei Ilyushin: Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin), dies at 82
  • 02-10Grace Mary Williams: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-11Louis J M Beel: Dutch Premier (1946-48, 58-59), dies at 74

Events in year of 1978

  • 01-01Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213
  • 01-01President Ford signs 1st major revision of copyright law since 1909
  • 01-02Rhino Records releases their 1st album "Wildmania"
  • 01-03Chandrasekar takes 6-52 and 6-52 at MCG in Indian innings win
  • 01-061st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
  • 01-06US hand over St. Stephan crown to Hungary
  • 01-07Angola revises its constitution
  • 01-09Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established
  • 01-10Soyuz 27 carring 2 Cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched
  • 01-11Gov Askew dedicates RCUC solar office building
  • 01-11Soyuz 27 links with Salyut 6 and Soyuz 26 (1st time 3 spacecraft link)
  • 01-15Super Bowl XII: Dallas Cowboys beat Denver Broncos, 27-10 in N Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Harvey Martin, Dallas, DE and Randy White, Dallas, DT
  • 01-15Theodore Bundy kills Florida State University coeds Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman
  • 01-165th American Music Award: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac and C Twitty
  • 01-16Soyuz 27 returns to Earth
  • 01-18Geoff Boycott captains England for the 1st time, vs. Pakistan Karachi
  • 01-18Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Ct collapses (no injuries)
  • 01-19Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame
  • 01-19Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI
  • 01-20Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie"
  • 01-23Belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris
  • 01-23NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 14-13
  • 01-2431st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 3-2 (OT) at Buffalo
  • 01-24Carter Executive Order on Intelligence (# 12036)
  • 01-25Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin and $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)
  • 01-26Frank Herbert completes his novel "Destination: Void"
  • 01-26International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit
  • 01-26Mario Soares forms Portuguese government
  • 01-26Strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40
  • 01-28"Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV

People born in year of 1978

  • 01-06Steve Hartsell: Ann Arbor, Michigan -- Pairs skater (with Danielle Hartsell)
  • 01-08Petra Minarova: Miss Czech Republic Universe (1997)
  • 01-17Irina A Borisova: Miss Universe - Ukraine (1996)
  • 01-25Christine Lakin: Actress (Alicia Lambert-Step by Step)
  • 01-25Mandy Carraway: Miss Kansas Teen USA (1996)
  • 01-26Reesa Starr, Jr.
  • 01-28Helga Bauer Salas: Miss Bolivia Universe (1997)
  • 01-30Lnd Girchoukevitch: NHL goaltender (Belarus, Olympics - 1998)
  • 02-02Annabel Ellwood: Canberra, Australia -- Tennis star (1995 Futures NC)
  • 02-04Laurence Borremans: Miss Belgium Universe (1997)
  • 02-05Kristina Cherina: Miss Croatia Universe (1997)
  • 02-08Christa Williams: Houston, Texas -- Softball pitcher (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 02-14Laurie Schwoy: Soccer forward (1996 Olympics)
  • 02-16Caroline Hunt: Chicago, Illinois -- Rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)
  • 02-20Andrea Moody: Abbotsford, British Columbia -- 4X100 swimmer (1996 Olympics)
  • 02-23Karolina Rantamaki: Ice hockey left wing (Finland, Olympics - 1998)
  • 02-24Louise Woodward: ELton, England -- Nanny who killed Matthew Eappen
  • 02-28Marissa Perez: Miss Connecticut Teen USA (1996)
  • 03-03Carol Aquino: Miss Guatemala Universe (1997)
  • 03-03Douglas Osmond: Provo, Utah -- Vocalist (Osmond Boys)
  • 03-05Kimberly McCullough: California, United States -- Actress (Robin- General Hospital)
  • 03-12Cristina Teuscher: New Rochelle, New York -- 4X200m freestyle (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 03-12Tara Mounsey: Ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics - 1998)
  • 03-18Dionne Bainbridge: Brisbane, Queensland -- NZ 200m swimmer (1996 Olympics)
  • 03-28Nafisa Joseph: Miss India Universe (1997)
  • 03-30Wendy Christina Roberts: Miss South Carolina Teen USA (1996)
  • 04-04Irene Skliva: Athens, Greece -- Miss World (1996)
  • 04-07Siobhan Drake-Brockman: Bunbury, Australia -- Tennis star (1994 Port Pirie)
  • 04-10Jessica Davis: Greenbrae, California -- Rhythmic gymnast (1996 Olympics - 27th Place)
  • 04-11Victor Sikora: Soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)

People died in year of 1978

  • 01-04Willem Bruynzeel: Dutch timber / lumber / wood manufacturer, dies at 76
  • 01-06John D MacArthur: US insurance billionaire, dies at 80
  • 01-10John D Rockefeller III: US billionaire / philanthropist, dies at 71
  • 01-10Zeb Turner: Country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag), dies at 62
  • 01-11Michael Bates: Actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57
  • 01-13Hubert Humphrey: (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minnesota
  • 01-13Joseph V McCarthy: Baseball manager (New York Yankees), dies at 96
  • 01-14Blossom Rock: Actress (Grandmamma-Addams Family), dies at 81
  • 01-14Robert Heger: Composer, dies at 91
  • 01-15Margaret Bowman & Janet Levy: Chi Omega, FSU, killed by Ted Bundy
  • 01-18Carl Betz: Actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show), dies at 67
  • 01-18Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky: Composer, dies at 68
  • 01-23Jack Oakie: Actor (Great Dictator, Gang Buster), dies at 74
  • 01-23Terry Kath: Rock guitarist (Chicago), accidently shot in head at 32
  • 01-25Tango Duke: Dies in Australia at 42 as the oldest known thoroughbred horse
  • 01-27Marguerite Canal: Composer, dies at 87
  • 01-27Oscar Homolka: Actor (7 Year Itch, Ball of Fire), dies at 79
  • 01-29Tim McCoy: Actor (Arizona Bound), dies at 86
  • 02-02Wendy Barrie: TV hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), dies at 65
  • 02-04Bergen Evans: English Professor ($64, 000 Question), dies at 73
  • 02-05Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor: Dutch Historian (Omzien), dies at 83
  • 02-05Frans van Immerseel: Belgian graphic artist, dies at 68
  • 02-09Kimberly Leach: Killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City, Florida at 12
  • 02-11James B Conant: Headmaster (Harvard University), dies at 84
  • 02-15Ilka Chase: Actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72
  • 02-18Charlotte Greenwood: Actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami), dies at 84
  • 02-18Derrick De Marney: Actor (Inheritance, Projected Man), dies at 71
  • 02-18Maggie McNamara: Actress (3 Coins in a Fountain, Cardinal), dies at 49
  • 02-22Phyllis McGinley: US poetess (Pulitzer 1961), dies at 72
  • 02-25Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr.: Retired Air Force General, dies at 58