1977 in History



January 1 1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means)
January 1 Belgium reapportions 2,359 communities into 596
January 1 Czechoslovakian intellects begin Human Rights Group Chapter 77
January 1 Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards in the Sugar Bowl
January 2 Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing
January 3 Apple Computers incorporated
January 3 Lindy McDaniel retires with 2nd most pitching appearances (987 games)
January 4 Mary Shane hired by Chicago White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play
January 5 Kenya president Jomo Kenyatta disbands parliament
January 6 EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
January 7 Huyman Rights Charta '77 established in Prague
January 9 "Porgy and Bess" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 122 performances
January 9 Superbowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat Minnesota Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR
January 10 20th hat trick in Islander history - Bobby Nystrom
January 11 Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow
January 11 Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
January 11 France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics
January 12 Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
January 12 "Ipi Tombi" opens at Harkness Theater New York City for 39 performances
January 15 Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live"
January 15 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
January 16 Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders
January 17 KC releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams
January 17 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14
January 17 Zaire president Mobutu visits Belgium
January 18 Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the SCG
January 19 Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame
January 19 President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
January 19 World's largest crowd-12.7 million-for Indian religious festival
January 20 George Bush, ends term as 11th director of CIA
January 20 Mr. Knoche, serves as acting director of CIA
January 21 Italy legalizes abortion
January 21 President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders
January 23 $1.5-million Serge Lepage dress exhibited, Paris
January 23 Miniseries "Roots" premieres on ABC
January 24 5 lawyers murdered by fascist in Madrid
January 26 Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai and Marine Tcherkasova are 1st to perform a quadruple twist lift, Helsinki
January 27 1st broadcast of "Roots" mini-series on ABC TV
January 27 President Carter pardons most Vietnam War draft evaders (10,000)
January 30 8th (final) part of "Roots" is most-watched entertainment show ever
January 30 Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW vs. Qld)
January 30 Edward W Stack replaces Paul Kerr president of Hall of Fame
January 31 Frenchman Francois Claustre freed, after 33 months as hostage in Chad
January 31 Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, and Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame
February 1 Heavy blizzard in New England claims 100 lives
February 1 Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball
February 2 Burn up of Salyut 4 Space Station (U.S.S.R.)
February 2 Radio Shack officially begins creating TRS-80 computer
February 2 Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman
February 3 Martin Dihigo John Lloyd elected to Hall of Fame
February 4 30th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 at Vancouver
February 4 Elevated train jumps track, crashes onto a Chicago Street (11 die, 200 hurt)
February 4 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" released
February 4 Wings release "Maybe I'm Amazed"
February 5 "CB Savage" by Rod Hart peaks at #67
February 5 "Dis-Gorilla (part 1)" by Rick Dees peaks at #56
February 5 General Mills Adventure Theater premieres on CBS radio
February 5 "In The Mood" by Henhouse 5 Plus Too (Ray Stevens) peaks at #40
February 5 Sugar Ray Leonard beats Luis Vega in 6 rounds in his 1st pro fight
February 5 "Turn Loose On My Leg" by Jim Stafford peaks at #98
February 5 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
February 5 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
February 5 "Up Your Nose" by Gabriel Kaplan peaks at #91
February 6 4th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 4-0
February 6 Alain Prieur jumps his motorcycle 65 m over 16 buses, near Paris
February 6 Harley Race beats Terry Funk in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ
February 7 Soyuz 24 launches with 2 cosmonauts
February 8 Earthquake in San Francisco, at 5.0, strongest since 1966
February 10 Bomb explosion in Moskouse metro
February 10 Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebee Raid (1976)
February 10 "Party with Comden and Green" opens at Morosco Theater New York City for 92 performances
February 10 Yehonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx named in honor of Bronx-born
February 11 20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia (heaviest known crustacean)
February 12 Toronto Maple Leafs shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
February 13 Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship
February 13 "Guys and Dolls" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 239 performances
February 13 "Ipi Tombi" closes at Harkness Theater New York City after 39 performances
February 13 Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
February 13 "Robber Bridegroom" closes at Biltmore Theater New York City after 145 performances
February 15 Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election
February 16 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
February 18 George Harrison releases "True Love"
February 18 Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on it's maiden flight
February 18 Test Cricket debuts of Colin Croft and Joel Garner vs. Pakistan Bridgetown
February 19 19th Grammy Awards: This Masquerade, Starland Vocal Band
February 19 A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
February 19 Doug Walters scores 250 vs. New Zealand, 217 stand for 7th wicket w/Gilmour
February 19 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album released
February 19 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
February 19 Shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner
February 20 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
February 20 "My Fair Lady" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 384 performances
February 21 74 Unification Church couples wed in New York City
February 24 President Carter announces U.S. foreign aid will consider human rights
February 25 New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts
February 25 Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons
February 25 Soyuz 24 returns to Earth
February 26 1st flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747)
February 27 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
February 27 Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada
February 28 1st killer whale born in captivity (Marineland, Los Angeles California)
February 28 Harbor strike in Rotterdam/Amsterdam ends
March 1 Bank of America adopts the name VISA for their credit cards
March 1 U.S. extends territorial waters to 200 miles
March 2 1st time Jay Leno appears on Tonight Show with host Johnny Carson
March 2 Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive Life Achievement Award
March 2 Libya amends constitution
March 3 Ice Pairs Champs at Tokyo won by Irina Rodnina/Alexandr Zaitsev (URS)
March 3 Islanders allow Red Wings only 11 shots on goal
March 3 Libyan Socialist Arabs People's Republic forms
March 3 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Tokyo won by Vladimir Kovalev (U.S.S.R.)
March 3 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Tokyo won by Linda Fratianne (USA)
March 4 1st CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped, to Los Alamos Laboratories, New Mexico
March 4 Colin Croft takes 8-29 against Pakistan at Port-of-Spain
March 4 Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541
March 7 Ali Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party wins elections
March 7 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin meets President Carter
March 8 Henry L. Marsh III elected mayor of Richmond
March 8 Princess Anne announces she's expecting her 1st child (Peter)
March 9 Adm Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret), becomes 12th director of CIA replacing acting director Knoche
March 9 Hanafi Moslems invade 3 buildings in Washington D.C., siege ended Mar 11th
March 10 Rings of Uranus discovered during occulation of SAO
March 11 Moslems hold 130 hostages in Washington D.C.
March 12 Chile president Pinochet bans Christian-Democratic Party
March 12 Egypt's Anwar Sadat pledges to regain Arab territory from Israel
March 13 Dennis Lillee takes 6-26, England all out 95 in Centenary Test
March 15 "Eight is Enough" premiers on ABC-TV
March 15 U.S. House of Representatives begin 90 day test of televising its sessions
March 16 U.S. president Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland
March 17 Australia wins cricket Centenary Test by 45 runs, same result as 1877
March 18 Clash releases their 1st recording "White Riot"
March 18 U.S. restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea and Cambodia
March 18 Vietnam hands over MIA to U.S.
March 19 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
March 19 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.33)
March 19 "Side by Side by Sondheim" closes at Music Box New York City after 390 performances
March 20 Communists/socialists win French municipal elections
March 20 Parisians elect former Prime Minister Jacques Chirac as 1st mayor in a century
March 20 Premier Indira Gandhi loses election in India
March 22 Dutch Den Uyl government falls
March 22 Indira Gandhi resigns as Prime Minister of India
March 22 Uyl government falls
March 26 Elvis Costello releases his 1st record "Less Than Zero"
March 27 583 die in aviation's worst disaster KLM-Pan Am 747 crash on Tenerife
March 27 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
March 28 39th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Marquette beats North Carolina 67-59
March 28 49th Academy Awards - "Rocky," Peter Finch and Faye Dunaway win
March 28 Morarji Desai forms government in India
March 31 Michael Cristofer's "Shadow Box," premieres in New York City
April 1 Attempt for Moslem state in Chad fails
April 1 NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games
April 2 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors," album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 31 weeks
April 2 Mont Canadiens set NHL record of 34 straight home games without a lose
April 3 6th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
April 3 Boston Bruin Jean Ratelle scores his 1,000th NHL point
April 3 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat 1st meeting with President Jimmy Carter
April 3 Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg adopt summer time
April 5 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 6 Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released
April 6 Kingdome opens, Seattle Mariners 1st game, loses to Angels 7-0
April 7 Consumer Product Safety Comn bans "TRIS" flame-retardant
April 7 Toronto Blues Jays 1st game, they beat Chicago 9-5
April 8 Israel premier Rabin resigns
April 9 Communist party in Spain allowed legally after 40 years
April 10 41st Golf Masters Championship: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 276
April 10 Cleveland Indians set club record for longest, 9 inn game (3:17)
April 11 Ireland sets fishing zone at 50 mile
April 14 Supreme Court says people may refuse to display state motto on license
April 15 1st baseball game at Montreal's Olympic Stadium
April 16 Alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia
April 17 Christian-democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
April 17 "I Love My Wife" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 864 performances
April 17 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament
April 18 6th Boston Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman of California in 2:48:33
April 18 81st Boston Marathon won by Jerome Drayton of Canada in 2:14:46
April 18 Alex Haley, author of "Roots," awarded Pulitzer Prize
April 18 Eddie Murray hits his 1st home run
April 18 Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Cristofer for "Shadow Box"
April 18 "Side by Side by Sondheim" opens at Music Box New York City for 390 performances
April 18 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Side by Side" premieres in New York City
April 20 Supreme Court rules "Live Free or Die" may be covered on New Hampshire licenses
April 20 Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premieres
April 21 "Annie" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 2377 performances
April 21 Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beats Blue Jays 8-6
April 21 Broadway play "Annie" opens, 1st of 2,377 performances
April 21 C Strouse and M Charnins musical "Annie," premieres in New York City
April 21 Zia ur-Rahman appointed president of Bangladesh
April 22 Simon Peres becomes premier of Israel
April 23 ADO The Hague soccer team forms
April 23 Czechoslovakian chess master Vlastimil Hort plays 201 games simultaneously and only loses 10
April 23 Dr. Allen Bussey completes 20,302 yo-yo loops
April 23 Miltitary workers kill 300-500 students in Addis Ababa
April 24 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament
April 25 Cincinnati Reds tie record of 12 runs in 5th inning beating Braves 23-9
April 25 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 26 New York's famed disco Studio 54 opens
April 27 Bloody riots in Soweto South Africa
April 27 HCC, Hobby Computer Club, forms in Netherlands
April 28 Andreas Baader and members of Baader-Meinhoff jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany
April 28 Christopher Boyce convicted for selling secrets
April 29 British Aerospace forms
April 30 Billy Graham beats Bruno Sammartino in Baltimore, to become WWF champ
April 30 "Party with Comden and Green" closes at Morosco New York City after 92 performances
April 30 Ron Cey sets record of 29 RBIs in April
May 1 Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:35:15.4)
May 1 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
May 1 Empress Lilly dedicated
May 2 "King and I" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 719 performances
May 6 "Beatles at Hollywood Bowl," released in U.K.
May 7 103rd Kentucky Derby: Jean Cruguet on Seattle Slew wins in 2:02.2
May 7 "Happy End" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 75 performances
May 8 David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings
May 8 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
May 9 Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed
May 9 Mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to Rep of Cameroon
May 9 Patty Hearst let out of jail
May 11 Hamburger SV wins 17th soccer Europe Cup II
May 11 Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game
May 12 Emmy 4th Daytime Award presentation
May 13 Howard Stern begins broadcasting at WRNW, Briarcliff Manor, New York
May 14 English football international Bobby Moore retires
May 14 Kansas City Royals Jim Colborn no-hits Texas Rangers, 6-0
May 14 Netherlands State Delta Kappa Gamma Society forms
May 14 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
May 15 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
May 16 5 die as New York Airway helicopter topples on Pan Am building in New York City
May 16 Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 for heavywgt boxing title
May 17 Menahem Begins Likoed-party wins election in Israel
May 18 A nightclub fire in Cincinnati killed 164
May 18 Juventus wins 6th UEFA Cup at Bilbao
May 18 Menachem Begin becomes Israel's Prime Minister
May 18 Nightclub in Cincinnati fire kills 164
May 19 "Smokey and the Bandit," premieres
May 21 103rd Preakness: Jean Cruguet aboard Seattle Slew wins in 1:54.4
May 21 Albert Innaurato's "Gemini," premieres in New York City
May 21 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Winter Garden New York City after 167 performances
May 21 Fire in hotel Duc de Brabant Brussels, kills 19
May 21 San Diego Padres beat Mont Expos, 11-8, in 21 innings
May 22 Final European scheduled run of Orient Express (94 years)
May 22 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
May 22 Red Sox (6) and Brewers (5) tie single game home run record of 11
May 23 Benin adopts its constitution
May 23 Moluccan extremists hold 105 schoolchildren and 50 others hostage on a hijacked train in Netherlands, children released May 27, siege ends June 11
May 23 Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals of Watergate wrong doers H R Halderman, John Ehrlichman and John Mitchell
May 24 U.S.S.R. President Podgorny resigns
May 25 "Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released
May 25 "Brady Bunch Hour," last airs on ABC-TV
May 25 Dutch social democratic party wins parliamentary election
May 25 Liverpool wins 22nd Europe Cup 1 in Rome
May 25 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 26 George Willig climbs New York City World Trade Center
May 26 Movie "Star Wars" debuts
May 27 2 Boeing 747s by Pan Am and KLM collide in Canary Islands, killing 582
May 27 New York City fines George Willig 1 cents for each of 110 stories he climbed
May 28 165 killed in a fire at Beverly Hills Supper Club in Kentucky
May 29 A. J. Foyt wins Indianapolis 500 for a record 4th time
May 29 Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indy 500
May 29 NBC News and Information Service (24 hour news) ends on radio
May 29 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
May 29 Sue Press is 1st woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one
May 29 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
May 30 Cleveland Indian Dennis Eckersley no-hits California Angels, 2-0
May 31 "Beatlemania" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 920 performances
May 31 Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani becomes heir apparent to throne of Qatar
May 31 Trans Alaska oil pipeline completed
June 1 British Virgin Islands adopts constitution
June 1 Russia charges Jewish rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason
June 1 South Carolina Heerenveen soccer team forms in Heerenveen
June 2 New Jersey allows casino gambling in Atlantic City
June 3 Baltimore Orioles pull their 6th triple play (9-6-4-6-6 vs Kansas City Royals)
June 3 Belgium government of Tindemans forms
June 3 U.S. and Cuba talk about diplomatic relations
June 4 Violence during Puerto Rican Day in Chicago kills 2
June 5 31st NBA Championship: Port Trailblazers beat Philadelphia 76er, 4 games to 2
June 5 31st Tony Awards: Shadow Box and Annie win
June 5 Coup in Seychelles, National Day
June 5 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Talk Tournament '77 Golf Tournament
June 5 Los Angeles Dodgers retire Walt Alston's #24
June 6 Doobie Brothers sponsor a Golf Classic and Concert for United Way
June 6 Joseph L Howze installed as bishop of Roman Catholic diocese (Miss)
June 6 Supreme Court tosses out automatic death penalty laws
June 6 Washington Post reports U.S. has developed neutron bomb
June 7 Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law
June 7 White Sox draft Harold Baines #1
June 8 Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game
June 9 50th National Spelling Bee: John Paola wins spelling cambist
June 9 George and Patti Harrison divorce
June 9 Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth celebrated with fireworks
June 10 Apple Computer ships its 1st Apple II
June 10 James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison
June 11 109th Belmont: Jean Cruguet aboard Seattle Slew wins in 2:29.6
June 11 "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Fat Woman)" by Joe Tex hits #12
June 11 "Dance and Shake Your Tambourine" by Universal Robot Band peaks at #93
June 11 Dutch marines rescued hostages from a Moluccan held train in Holland
June 11 ELO releases "Telephone Line"
June 11 "I'm Your Boogie Man" by Kansas City and Sunshine Band peaks at #1
June 11 Main Street Electrical Parade premieres at Disney
June 12 23rd LPGA Championship won by Chako Higuchi
June 12 Ground-breaking ceremonies for President Kennedy library
June 12 "Pippin" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 1944 performances
June 13 Convicted Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray recaptured
June 15 New York Mets trade Tom Seaver to Reds for Pat Zachry
June 15 Spain's 1st free elections since 1936 (41 years)
June 15 Wim Polak becomes mayor of Amsterdam
June 16 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
June 16 Fianna Fail-party wins Irish elections
June 16 Leonid Brezhnev named president of U.S.S.R.
June 16 Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over Kansas City Royals
June 18 Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson get into a dug out altercation
June 18 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub
June 18 Space Shuttle test model "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft for 1st time, It was fixed to a modified Boeing 747
June 19 77th U.S. Golf Open: Hubert Green shoots a 278 at Southern Hills Tulsa
June 19 Indians fire manager Frank Robinson and replace him with Jeff Torborg
June 19 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
June 19 Pope Paul VI makes 19th-cen bishop John Neumann 1st U.S. male saint
June 19 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 home runs, all against Yankees
June 20 Menahem Begin forms Israeli government
June 20 Oil enters Trans-Alaska pipeline exits 38 days later at Valdez
June 21 Former White House chief of staff home run Haldeman enters prison
June 21 Menachem Begin (Likud), becomes Israel's 6th PM
June 22 Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison
June 22 Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released
June 23 13th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 6-4
June 24 IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976
June 25 Roy C. Sullivan of Virginia is struck by lightning for 7th time
June 26 42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia, Tennessee
June 26 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
June 26 Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, last performance of his career
June 27 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise
June 27 Djibouti (Afars and Issas) claims Independence from France
June 27 Willie McCovey smashes 2 home runs in inning for 2nd time (Apr 12, 1973)
June 28 Billy Hunter becomes Rangers' 4th manager in 6 days
June 28 Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers
June 29 Willie Stargell hits his 400th career home run
June 30 Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"
June 30 Marvel Comics publish "Kiss book" tributing rock group Kiss
June 30 U.S. Railway Post Office final train run, New York to Washington D.C.
June 30 Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive home runs in Toronto
July 1 84th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61)
July 1 FC Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam, Netherlands
July 1 Marlies Gohr runs Europen record 100m (10.88 sec)
July 2 91st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Connors (36 62 61 57 64)
July 3 5th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Judy Rankin
July 3 Turkey: premier Ecevit goes off
July 4 Cubs use fielder Larry Bittner as a pitcher
July 4 Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie
July 4 Red Sox wallop a major league-record 8 home runs beating Toronto 9-6
July 5 Pakistan's army, led by General Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, seizes power
July 6 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
July 7 12,000 police occupy university in Mexico City
July 8 Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hours)
July 9 106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland
July 10 "Happy End" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 75 performances
July 10 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic
July 11 Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Martin Luther King, Jr.
July 12 1st free flight test of space shuttle Enterprise
July 12 John Edrich scores his 100th 100, Surrey vs. Derbyshire at The Oval
July 13 New York City experiences 25 hour black-out
July 14 North Korea shoots down U.S. helicopter, killing 3
July 14 U.S. House establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
July 16 Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad and Tobago, crowned 26th Miss Universe
July 17 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
July 18 Hugh Leonard's "Da," premieres in London
July 18 Vietnam becomes member of U.N.
July 19 48th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-5 at Yankee Stadium, New York
July 19 All star MVP: Don Sutton (Los Angeles Dodgers)
July 19 Floods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 76
July 20 Flash flood hits Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 80 and causing $350 mil damage
July 21 Libyan-Egyptian border fights
July 21 Sri Lanka premier Bandaranaike loses election
July 23 Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Moslems on hostage charges
July 24 32nd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
July 24 Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881
July 24 Seattle's John Montague pitches 6 2/3 innings of perfect relief tying 2 game record of retiring 33 consecutive batsmen
July 26 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear Test
July 27 John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in U.S.
July 28 1st oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska
July 28 Roy Wilkins turn over NAACP leadership to Benjamin L Hooks
July 28 Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham vs. Australia Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings
July 31 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Pocono Northeast Golf Classic
July 31 E Henry Knoche, ends term as deputy director of CIA
July 31 John F. Blake promoted from acting to deputy director of CIA
August 1 San Francisco Giant Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th grand slammer
August 3 Radio Shack issues a press release introducing TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered
August 4 President Carter establishes Department of Energy
August 4 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 6 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate European Women's Golf Open
August 7 "Shenandoah" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 1,050 performances
August 8 Maurine Stuart, ordained as Zen priest by Eido Tai Shimano Roshi
August 8 Texas Rangers turn their 1st triple play (vs A's)
August 9 Chris Old completes a century in 37 minutes, Yorks vs. Warwicks
August 9 NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs
August 10 Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers, New York, accused of being "Son of Sam" 44 caliber killer
August 10 U.S. and Panamana sign Panama Canal Zone accord
August 10 U.S.S.R. performs (underground) nuclear test
August 11 Geoff Boycott scores his 100th FC hundred, vs. Australia at Headingley
August 12 For 2nd straight day, Oakland's Manny Sanguillen foils a no-hit bid
August 12 High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit
August 12 Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st atmospheric flight
August 13 Randy Bachman quits BTO, they disband
August 14 59th PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Cal
August 14 77,691 see New York Cosmos beat Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 8-3 at Giant Stad
August 14 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Long Island Charity Golf Classic
August 15 England regain cricket Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead over Australia
August 15 SS chief Kappler escapes from prison hospital in Rome
August 16 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 16 Yankees blow 9-4 lead in 9th but beat Chicago 11-10 in bottom of 9th
August 17 Russian nuclear sub "Artika" is 1st to North Pole
August 17 Thomas Wessinghage/Harald Hudak/Michael Lederer/Karl Fleschen walk world record 4x1500m (14:38.8)
August 17 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
August 18 2 girls are killed by a runaway car outside of Graceland
August 18 Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter
August 19 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
August 20 NASA launches Voyager 2 towards Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
August 21 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
August 21 Donna Patterson Brice sets high speed water skiing rec (111.11 mph)
August 23 1st man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor)
August 23 Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in East Germany
August 23 Yankees leap frog over Red Soxs game in 1st place to stay
August 26 Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77
August 27 Army shoots on market vendor women in Conakry Guinee
August 27 "Chicago" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 947 performances
August 27 Toby Harrah and Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park-homers off Yankee Ken Clay at Yankee Stadium, Rangers won 8-2
August 28 Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
August 28 N.Y. Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland, Oregon, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship
August 28 New York Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men and beats Texas Rangers 1-0
August 28 Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year
August 29 St. Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3
August 31 Aleksandr Fedotov sets aircraft altitude record of 38.26 km (125,524')
August 31 Ian Smith, espousing racial segregation, wins Rhodesian general election with 80% of overwhelmingly white electorate's vote
August 31 Spyros Kyprianou appointed president of Cyprus
September 1 1st TRS-80 Model I computer sold
September 1 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
September 3 Japan's Sadaharu Oh hits 756th home run to surpass Hank Aaron's total
September 3 Last broadcast of "Mary Tyler Moore Show" on NBC-TV
September 4 "Godspell" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 527 performances
September 4 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Rail Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
September 5 Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night"
September 5 Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
September 5 RAF kidnap West German work chairman Schleyer
September 5 Voyager 1 (U.S.) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn
September 6 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
September 7 Ethiopia drops diplomatic relations with Somalia
September 7 President Carter and General Herrera sign Panama Canal treaties
September 8 Interpol sends a resolution concerning video piracy
September 8 Jimmy McCullough quits Wings
September 9 1st TRS-80 computer sold
September 9 Tiger rookies Lou Whitaker and Allan Trammell debut together and will play together for 19 years
September 10 91st U.S. Womens Tennis: Chris Evert L Mills beats W Turnbull (76 62)
September 10 Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
September 10 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)
September 10 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
September 10 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
September 10 Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978
September 11 29th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Carroll O'Conner and Bea Arthur
September 11 97th U.S. Mens Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beats Jimmy Connors (26 63 75 60)
September 11 Joanne Carner wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
September 13 1st TV viewer discretion warning-Soap
September 13 General Motors introduces 1st U.S. diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88)
September 14 Christmas Tinto sentenced to 7 years in Robbeneiland South Africa
September 15 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 124 performances
September 15 Orioles forfeit to Blue Jays when manager Earl Weaver pulls team off field in 5th citing hazardous condition (small tarpaulin on bullpen mound)
September 15 President Carter meets with 15 record company executives
September 15 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 16 90 minute pilot of "Logan's Run" premieres on TV
September 16 Ringo releases "Drowning in Sea of Love"
September 16 Seattle beats Royals, 4-1, to end KC's winning streak at 16 games
September 17 22nd Ryder Cup: U.S., 12 -13 at Royal Lytham and St. Annes England
September 17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
September 17 Dave Kingman hits his 1st Yankee homer, Reggie hits 2 more
September 17 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" is #1 for 19th straight week
September 18 All 4 Kiss members release solo albums
September 18 Brooks Robinson Night in Baltimore
September 18 Courageous (U.S.) sweeps Australia (Australia) in 24th America's Cup
September 18 Joanne Carner/Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Team Golf Championship
September 18 U.S. Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth and Moon together
September 20 "Estrada" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 7 performances
September 20 Vietnam and Djibouti ask for membership in U.N.
September 20 Voyager 2 launched for fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
September 21 U.S. minister of Foreign affairs Cyrus Vance dismissed
September 22 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven no-hits California Angels, 9-0
September 22 Preston Jones' "Texas Trilogy," premieres in New York City
September 22 West German RAF terrorist kills policeman in Utrecht
September 23 3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise
September 23 Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on Charlie's Angels
September 24 1st broadcast of "Love Boat" on ABC-TV
September 24 "Estrada" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 7 performances
September 24 Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards
September 25 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
September 26 Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27
September 26 Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY
September 27 Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title
September 29 Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship
September 29 James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid and overworked
September 29 Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
September 29 Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini," premieres in Amsterdam
September 29 Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit
September 29 "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band," by Meco hits #1
September 30 Dutch Antillean government-Evertsz resigns
September 30 Ringo releases "Ringo the 4th" album
September 30 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
October 1 Brazilian soccer great Pele' retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games
October 1 Department Of Energy established
October 1 Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame
October 1 Peter Schats opera "Houdini" premieres in Amsterdam
October 1 Yankees win 2nd consecutive AL East title
October 2 Dusty Baker 30th home run joins teammates Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), and Ron Cey (30) in make Dodgers 1st team to boast 4 30-home run hitters
October 2 Pakistan general Zia ul-Haq bans all opposition
October 2 Vivian Brownlee wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
October 3 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial New York City for 66 performances
October 3 Indira Gandhi arrested
October 4 Pier 39 opens in San Francisco
October 5 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 43 performances
October 6 DL Coburns "Gin Game," premieres in New York City
October 6 Yankees win AL pennant by rallying for 3 runs in 9th to beat Kansas City Royals 5-3 in 5th and deciding playoff game
October 7 Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis
October 7 U.S.S.R. adopts constitution
October 8 Largest baseball crowd in Penns, 64,924 see Dodgers beat Phillies 4-1 in 4th NL championship game (Dodgers win pennant)
October 9 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic
October 9 Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock
October 9 Yankees rally for 3 in 9th and beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31
October 10 11th Country Music Association Award: Ronnie Milsap wins
October 11 Soyuz 25 returns to Earth
October 12 4th test of space shuttle Enterprise
October 12 Psychic Romark attempts to drive blindfolded, smashed into cop van
October 12 "Throwaway Game" Catfish Hunter loses WS 6-1 resting Yank pitchers
October 14 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem at World Series
October 14 Princess Beatrice opens Amsterdam metro
October 15 Arkansas' Steve Little kicks a record tying 67 yard field goal
October 15 Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life," goes #1 and stays #1 for 10 weeks
October 15 Don Ritchie runs world record 100 mile (11:30:51)
October 17 Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament
October 17 West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia freeing all 86 hostages and killing 3 of 4 hijackers
October 18 1st Islander 0-0 tie-Kings at Nassau-25th time shutout-Resch's 15th
October 18 New York Yankees win their 21st World Championship, 4 games
October 18 Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth's series record
October 18 W German commandos liberate Boeing 737, 86 hostages at Mogadishu
October 18 Yankees beat Dodgers 8-4 for 21st world championship, 1st in 15 years
October 19 Corpse of kidnapped West German, H. M. Schleyer, found
October 19 Supersonic Concorde jet's 1st landing in New York City
October 20 David Mamet's "Life in the Theater," premieres in New York City
October 20 Hamilton Deane and John Balderstons "Dracula," premieres in New York City
October 21 U.S. recalls William Bowdler, ambassador to South Africa
October 22 International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 and 2 launched into Earth orbit
October 23 7th New York City Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:43:10
October 23 8th New York City Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:38
October 23 Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces that 3.4-billion-year-old one-celled fossils, the earliest life forms, had been discovered
October 23 Panamanians vote 2:1 to approve new Canal treaties
October 26 5th and final test of space shuttle Enterprise
October 26 Dr. Clifford R Wharton, Jr. named chancellor of State University of NY
October 26 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 27 Amsterdam businessman M Caransa kidnapped
October 27 NASA launches space vehicle S-200
October 29 "Act" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 233 performances
October 29 Texas' Russell Erideben kicks his 3rd 60 yard field goal of the season
October 29 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 30 Panama 747SP lands after polar flight around Earth in record 54:07
November 1 Islander Goran Hogosta's only shut-out Flames 9-0-Trottier 4 goals
November 1 President Carter raises minimum wages of $2.30 to $3.35 for Jan 1 1981
November 1 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 2 Phillies' Steve Carlton wins 2nd Cy Young Award
November 3 Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic
November 4 U.N. Security council proclaims weapon embargo against South Africa
November 5 NCAA passing record set at 571 yards (Marc Wilson, Brigham Young)
November 6 1st Emmy Sports Award presentation
November 6 39 killed in an earthen dam burst at Toccoa Falls Bible College, Ga
November 6 "Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater New York City after 43 performances
November 9 Reds' George Foster wins NL MVP
November 10 Amsterdam: RAF-terrorists Gert Schneider/Christof Wackernagel arrested
November 10 Major Indoor Soccer League officially organized (New York City)
November 11 Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" and "Girl's School"
November 12 Ernest N. Morial elected mayor of New Orleans
November 12 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
November 12 New Orleans elects 1st black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial
November 13 25th Islander shut-out Resch 6-0 Gilles scores on 5th penalty shot
November 13 Final Al Capp comic strip of "Li'l Abner" (1934-77)
November 13 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
November 14 Egypt President Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Cronkite
November 15 President Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran
November 16 Rod Carew wins AL MVP award
November 17 Bernard Pomerance's "Elephant Man," premieres in London
November 17 Egyptian President Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel
November 17 Miss World Contest - Miss U.K. wears $9,500 platinum bikini
November 19 Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 3rd penalty shot against Islanders
November 19 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel
November 19 Egyptian president Sadat visits Israel
November 19 Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
November 20 Egyptian President Sadat became 1st Arab leader to address Israeli Knesset
November 20 Steve Largent begins NFL streak of 177 consecutive game receptions
November 20 Walter Payton (Bears) rushes for NFL-record 275 yards
November 21 1st flight of Concorde, London to New York
November 21 Orioles 1st baseman Eddie Murray wins AL Rookie of Year
November 22 Regular Concorde passenger service between New York and Europe begins
November 23 European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral
November 23 "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 96 performances
November 24 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
November 24 Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St. Louis (55-14)
November 25 David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hours 15 minutes
November 25 Miss Teenage America Pageant
November 25 Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight
November 27 65th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 41-6
November 27 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Imperial New York after 66 perf
December 4 Hollis Stacy/Jerry Pate wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Championship
December 4 Jean-Bedel Bokassa, ruler of Central African Empire, crowns himself
December 4 Neil Simon's "Chapter Two," premieres in New York City
December 4 NFL's 5,000th game, Cincinnati beats Kansas City 27-7
December 5 Egypt breaks dipl relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and S Yemen
December 6 South Africa grants Bophuthatswana independence
December 7 Islander Billy Smith's 10th shut-out opponent-Black Hawks 4-0
December 8 43rd Heisman Trophy Award: Earl Campbell, Texas (RB)
December 8 Portugal's premier Soares resigns
December 10 Soyuz 26 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
December 11 Billboard Awards
December 12 Yankees purchase Andy Messersmith from Braves
December 13 14 University of Evansville basketball players die in plane crash
December 14 Egypt and Israel reps gather in Cairo for 1st formal peace conference
December 14 Red Sox trade Fergie Jenkins to Rangers for John Poloni and cash
December 14 "Saturday Night Fever,"starring John Travolta, premieres in New York City
December 14 Test Cricket debut of Abdul Qadir, vs. England at Lahore
December 14 War criminal Pieter Menten sentenced in Amsterdam to 15 years
December 17 Bobby Simpson scores 176 Australia vs. India at the WACA, aged 41
December 17 Elvis Costello and The Attractions 1st U.S. TV appearance (SNL)
December 17 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
December 18 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 42, Nate Thumond
December 18 Dutch Antilles: premier Boy Rozendal points independence off
December 19 Dutch government of Van Agt/Wiegel forms
December 20 1st Space walk made by G Grechko from Salyut
December 20 RAF-terrorist Knut Folkerts sentenced to 20 years
December 22 36 die as grain elevator at Continental Grain Company plant explodes
December 25 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin meets Egyptian President Sadat in Egypt
December 26 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 29 Ronald Ribman's "Cold Storage," premieres in New York City
December 30 Carter holds 1st news conference by U.S. President in Eastern Europe (Warsaw)
December 31 Amir Sheikh Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir Al Sabah becomes leader of Kuwait
December 31 "Bubbling Brown Sugar" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 766 performances
December 31 Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with Vietnam
December 31 Donald Woods, a banned white editor flees South Africa
December 31 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 124 performances
December 31 Ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado












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