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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1977 AD


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: Beverly Klass wins LPGA Women's International Golf Satellite
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: 1st quadrophonic concert (Pink Floyd in London)
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: Apple II, the 1st personal computer, goes on sale
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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