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1977Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award

1977Eddie Murray hits his 1st HR

19776th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

1977Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame

19774th American Music Award: Olivia Newton-John & Elton John win

1977US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr

1977St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3

1977Alex Haley, author of "Roots", awarded Pulitzer Prize

1977Alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia

1977Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game

1977Ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado

197791st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Connors (36 62 61 57 64)

1977James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid & overworked

1977Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic

1977Israeli PM Menachem Begin meets Egyptian Pres Sadat in Egypt

1977Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" premieres in NYC

1977Orioles 1st baseman Eddie Murray wins AL Rookie of Year

197797th US Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beats Jimmy Connors (26 63 75 60)

1977Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson get into a dug out altercation

1977Pres Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran

197791st US Womens Tennis: Chris Evert L Mills beats W Turnbull (76 62)

1977Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sentenced on obscenity charges

1977Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881

197749th Academy Awards - "Rocky", Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win

197729th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Carroll O'Conner & Bea Arthur win

1977New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts

1977Egyptian Pres Anwar Sadat's 1st meeting with US President Jimmy Carter

1977Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premieres

1977Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

1977US President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders

1977Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth's series record

1977IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976

197741st Golf Masters Championship: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 276

1977106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

1977Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career

1977Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham v Aust Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings

1977Menachem Begin becomes Prime Minister of Israel

1977"Annie Hall", starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, is released

1977Walter Payton (Bears) rushes for NFL-record 275 yards

1977Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"

1977Last broadcast of "Mary Tyler Moore Show" on NBC-TV

1977Menachem Begin (Likud) becomes Israel's 6th PM

1977Howard Stern begins broadcasting at WRNW, Briarcliff Manor NY

1977Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year

1977Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated with fireworks

197784th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61)

19773rd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

1977Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament

1977Brazilian soccer great Pele retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games

1977Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame

1977Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

1977George Harrison releases "True Love"

1977 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means) 
Jan 1
Belgium reapportions 2,359 communities into 596 
Jan 1
Czech intellects begin Human Rights Group Chapter 77 
Jan 1
Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards in the Sugar Bowl 
Jan 2
Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing 
Jan 3
Apple Computer, Inc incorporates 
Jan 3
Lindy McDaniel retires with 2nd most pitching appearances (987 games) 
Jan 4
Mary Shane hired by Chicago White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play 
Jan 6
EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols 
Jan 7
Human Rights Charter 77 established in Prague 
Jan 9
"Porgy & Bess" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances 
Jan 9
Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat Minnesota Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR 
Jan 10
20th hat trick in Islander history - Bobby Nystrom 
Jan 11
Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow 
Jan 11
Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner 
Jan 11
France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics 
Jan 12
"Ipi Tombi" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 39 performances 
Jan 12
Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes 
Jan 15
Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live" 
Jan 15
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament 
Jan 16
Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders 
Jan 17
KC releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams 
Jan 17
NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14 
Jan 17
Zaire president Mobutu visits Belgium 
Jan 18
Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the SCG 
Jan 18
Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease. 
Jan 19
Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame 
Jan 19
US President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) 
Jan 19
World's largest crowd gathering - the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people 
Jan 19
Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred. It also fell in the Bahamas. 
Jan 20
George H W Bush, ends term as 11th director of CIA 
Jan 20
Mr Knoche, serves as acting director of CIA 
Jan 21
Italy legalizes abortion 
Jan 21
US President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders 
Jan 23
$1.5-million Serge Lepage dress exhibited, Paris 
Jan 23
Miniseries "Roots" premieres on ABC 
Jan 24
5 lawyers murdered by fascist in Madrid 
Jan 24
Massacre of Atocha in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy. 
Jan 26
Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai & Marine Tcherkasova are 1st to perform a quadruple twist lift, Helsinki 
Jan 27
1st broadcast of "Roots" mini-series on ABC TV 
Jan 30
8th (final) part of "Roots" is most-watched entertainment show ever 
Jan 30
Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW v Qld) 
Jan 30
Edward W Stack replaces Paul Kerr president of Hall of Fame 
Jan 31
Frenchman Francois Claustre freed, after 33 months as hostage in Chad 
Jan 31
Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, & Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame 
Jan 31
4th American Music Award: Olivia Newton-John & Elton John win 
Feb 1
Heavy blizzard in New England claims 100 lives 
Feb 1
Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball 
Feb 2
Burn up of Salyut 4 Space Station (USSR) 
Feb 2
Radio Shack officially begins creating TRS-80 computer 
Feb 2
Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman 
Feb 3
Martin Dihigo John Lloyd elected to Hall of Fame 
Feb 4
30th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 at Vancouver 
Feb 4
Elevated train jumps track, crashes onto Chicago st (11 die, 200 hurt) 
Feb 4
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" released 
Feb 4
Wings release "Maybe I'm Amazed" 
Feb 5
"CB Savage" by Rod Hart peaks at #67 
Feb 5
"Dis-Gorilla (part 1)" by Rick Dees peaks at #56 
Feb 5
"In The Mood" by Henhouse 5 Plus Too (Ray Stevens) peaks at #40 
Feb 5
"Turn Loose On My Leg" by Jim Stafford peaks at #98 
Feb 5
"Up Your Nose" by Gabriel Kaplan peaks at #91 
Feb 5
General Mills Adventure Theater premieres on CBS radio 
Feb 5
Sugar Ray Leonard beats Luis Vega in 6 rounds in his 1st pro fight 
Feb 5
US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne 
Feb 5
US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner 
Feb 6
4th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 4-0 
Feb 6
Alain Prieur jumps his motorcycle 65 m over 16 buses, near Paris 
Feb 6
Harley Race beats Terry Funk in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ 
Feb 7
Soyuz 24 launches with 2 cosmonauts 
Feb 8
Earthquake in SF, at 5.0, strongest since 1966 
Feb 8
Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sentenced on obscenity charges 
Feb 10
"Party with Comden & Green" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 perfs 
Feb 10
Bomb explosion in Moscow metro 
Feb 10
Jonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx NY named in honor of Bronx-born Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebbe Raid (1976) 
Feb 11
20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia (heaviest known crustacean) 
Feb 12
Toronto Maple Leafs shutout Washington Capitals 10-0 
Feb 13
"Guys & Dolls" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 239 performances 
Feb 13
"Ipi Tombi" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 39 performances 
Feb 13
"Robber Bridegroom" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 145 perfs 
Feb 13
Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship 
Feb 13
Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic 
Feb 15
Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election 
Feb 16
USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan 
Feb 18
George Harrison releases "True Love" 
Feb 18
Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on it's maiden flight 
Feb 18
Test Cricket debuts of Colin Croft & Joel Garner v Pakistan Bridgetown 
Feb 19
19th Grammy Awards: This Masquerade, Starland Vocal Band 
Feb 19
A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000 
Feb 19
Doug Walters scores 250 v NZ, 217 stand for 7th wicket w/Gilmour 
Feb 19
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album released 
Feb 19
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Feb 19
Shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner 
Feb 20
"My Fair Lady" closes at St James Theater NYC after 384 performances 
Feb 20
Judy Rankin wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic 
Feb 21
74 Unification Church couples wed in NYC 
Feb 24
Pres Carter announces US foreign aid will consider human rights 
Feb 25
New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts 
Feb 25
Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons 
Feb 25
Soyuz 24 returns to Earth 
Feb 26
1st flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747) 
Feb 27
Judy Rankin wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic 
Feb 27
Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada 
Feb 28
1st killer whale born in captivity (Marineland, Los Angeles California) 
Feb 28
Harbor strike in Rotterdam/Amsterdam ends 
Mar 1
Bank of America adopts the name VISA for their credit cards 
Mar 1
US extends territorial waters to 200 miles 
Mar 2
1st time Jay Leno appears on Tonight Show 
Mar 2
Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award 
Mar 2
Future Tonight Show host Jay Leno debuts with host Johnny Carson 
Mar 2
Libya amends constitution 
Mar 3
Ice Pairs Champs at Tokyo won by Irina Rodnina/Alexandr Zaitsev (URS) 
Mar 3
Islanders allow Red Wings only 11 shots on goal 
Mar 3
Libyan Socialist Arabs People's Republic forms 
Mar 3
Men's Figure Skating Champions in Tokyo won by Vladimir Kovalev (USSR) 
Mar 3
World Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Linda Fratianne (USA) 
Mar 4
1st CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped, to Los Alamos Laboratories, NM 
Mar 4
Colin Croft takes 8-29 against Pakistan at Port-of-Spain 
Mar 4
Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541 
Mar 5
3rd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV) 
Mar 7
Ali Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party wins elections 
Mar 7
Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin meets Pres Carter 
Mar 8
Henry L Marsh III elected mayor of Richmond, Virginia 
Mar 8
Princess Anne announces she's expecting her 1st child (Peter) 
Mar 9
Hanafi Muslims invade 3 buildings in Wash DC, siege ended Mar 11th 
Mar 9
Adm Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret), becomes 12th director of CIA replacing acting director Knoche 
Mar 10
Rings of Uranus discovered during occulation of SAO 
Mar 11
Moslems hold 130 hostages in Wash DC 
Mar 12
Chile president Pinochet bans Christian-Democratic Party 
Mar 12
Egypt's Anwar Sadat pledges to regain Arab territory from Israel 
Mar 13
Dennis Lillee takes 6-26, England all out 95 in Centenary Test 
Mar 15
"Eight is Enough" premiers on ABC-TV 
Mar 15
US House of Reps begin 90 day test of televising its sessions 
Mar 15
First official test cricket match is played between Australia and England at Melbourne 
Mar 16
US president Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland 
Mar 17
Australia wins cricket Centenary Test by 45 runs, same result as 1877 
Mar 18
Clash releases their 1st recording "White Riot" 
Mar 18
US restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea & Cambodia 
Mar 18
Vietnam hands over MIA to US 
Mar 19
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Mar 19
Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.33) 
Mar 20
Communists/socialists win French municipal elections 
Mar 20
Parisians elect former PM Jacques Chirac as 1st mayor in a century 
Mar 20
Premier Indira Gandhi loses election in India 
Mar 22
Dutch Den Uyl government falls 
Mar 22
Indira Gandhi resigns as PM of India 
Mar 22
Uyl government falls 
Mar 26
Elvis Costello releases his 1st record "Less Than Zero" 
Mar 26
Focus on the Family is founded by Dr. James Dobson 
Mar 27
583 die in aviation's worst disaster KLM-Pan Am 747 crash on Tenerife 
Mar 27
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic 
Mar 28
39th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Marquette beats NC 67-59 
Mar 28
49th Academy Awards - "Rocky", Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win 
Mar 28
Morarji Desai forms government in India 
Mar 31
Michael Cristofer's "Shadow Box" premieres in NYC 
Apr 1
Attempt for Moslem state in Chad fails 
Apr 1
NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games 
Apr 2
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks 
Apr 2
Mont Canadiens set NHL record of 34 straight home games without a lose 
Apr 3
6th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Kathy Whitworth 
Apr 3
Boston Bruin Jean Ratelle scores his 1,000th NHL point 
Apr 3
Egyptian Pres Anwar Sadat's 1st meeting with US President Jimmy Carter 
Apr 3
Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg adopt summer time 
Apr 5
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 6
Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released 
Apr 6
Kingdome opens, Seattle Mariners 1st game, loses to Angels 7-0 
Apr 7
Consumer Product Safety Comn bans "TRIS" flame-retardant 
Apr 7
Toronto Blues Jays 1st game, they beat Chicago 9-5 
Apr 7
German Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light. 
Apr 8
Israeli premier Rabin resigns 
Apr 9
Communist party in Spain allowed legally after 40 years 
Apr 10
41st Golf Masters Championship: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 276 
Apr 10
Beverly Klass wins LPGA Women's International Golf Satellite 
Apr 10
Cleveland Indians set club record for longest, 9 inn game (3:17) 
Apr 11
Ireland sets fishing zone at 50 mile 
Apr 14
Supreme Court says people may refuse to display state motto on license 
Apr 15
1st baseball game at Montreal's Olympic Stadium 
Apr 16
Alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia 
Apr 17
"I Love My Wife" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 864 performances 
Apr 17
Christian-democrats win Belgium parliamentary election 
Apr 17
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament 
Apr 18
"Side by Side" by Stephen Sondheim opens at Music Box NYC for 390 perfs 
Apr 18
6th Boston Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman of California in 2:48:33 
Apr 18
81st Boston Marathon won by Jerome Drayton of Canada in 2:14:46 
Apr 18
Alex Haley, author of "Roots", awarded Pulitzer Prize 
Apr 18
Eddie Murray hits his 1st HR 
Apr 18
Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Cristofer for "Shadow Box" 
Apr 20
Supreme Court rules "Live Free or Die" may be covered on NH licenses 
Apr 20
Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premieres 
Apr 20
"Annie Hall", starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, is released 
Apr 21
Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beats Blue Jays 8-6 
Apr 21
C Strouse & M Charnins musical "Annie" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 2377 performances 
Apr 21
Zia ur-Rahman appointed president of Bangladesh 
Apr 22
Simon Peres becomes premier of Israel 
Apr 23
ADO The Hague soccer team forms 
Apr 23
Dr Allen Bussey completes 20,302 yo-yo loops 
Apr 23
Milt workers kill 300-500 students in Addis Ababa 
Apr 23
Czech chess master Vlastimil Hort plays 201 games simultaneously & only loses 10 
Apr 24
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament 
Apr 25
Cin Reds tie record of 12 runs in 5th inning beating Braves 23-9 
Apr 25
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Apr 26
NY's famed disco Studio 54 opens 
Apr 27
Bloody riots in Soweto South Africa 
Apr 27
HCC, Hobby Computer Club, forms in Netherlands 
Apr 27
28 people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster. 
Apr 28
Christopher Boyce convicted for selling secrets 
Apr 28
Andreas Baader & members of Baader-Meinhoff jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany 
Apr 28
The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed. 
Apr 29
British Aerospace forms 
Apr 30
"Party with Comden & Green" closes at Morosco NYC after 92 perfs 
Apr 30
Billy Graham beats Bruno Sammartino in Baltimore, to become WWF champ 
Apr 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
36 people are killed in Taksim Square, Istanbul, during the Labour Day celebrations. 
May 2
"King & I" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 719 performances 
May 6
"Beatles at Hollywood Bowl" released in UK 
May 7
"Happy End" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 75 performances 
May 7
103rd Kentucky Derby: Jean Cruguet on Seattle Slew wins in 2:02.2 
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 NY 
May 14
English football international Bobby Moore retires 
May 14
KC 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 NY Airway helicopter topples on Pan Am bldg in NYC 
May 16
Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
May 17
Menahem Begins Likoed-party wins election in Israel 
May 18
Juventus wins 6th UEFA Cup at Bilbao 
May 18
Menachem Begin becomes Prime Minister of Israel 
May 18
Nightclub in Cincinnati fire kills 164 
May 19
"Smokey & the Bandit," premieres 
May 21
"Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 167 perfs 
May 21
103rd Preakness: Jean Cruguet aboard Seattle Slew wins in 1:54.4 
May 21
Albert Innaurato's "Gemini" premieres in NYC 
May 21
Fire in hotel Duc de Brabant Brussels, kills 19 
May 21
SD 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) & Brewers (5) tie single game HR record of 11 
May 23
Benin adopts its constitution 
May 23
Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals of Watergate wrong doers H R Halderman, John Ehrlichman & John Mitchell 
May 23
Moluccan extremists hold 105 schoolchildren & 50 others hostage on a hijacked train in Neth, children released May 27, siege ends June 11 
May 24
USSR 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
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
May 25
Original "Star Wars" movie ("part IV") released 
May 26
George Willig climbs NYC World Trade Center 
May 27
2 Boeing 747s by Pan Am & KLM collide in Canary Islands, killing 582 
May 27
New York City fines George Willig 1 cent for each of 110 stories he climbed 
May 28
165 killed in a fire at Beverly Hills Supper Club in Kentucky 
May 29
Indianapolis 500: A J Foyt wins for a record 4th time 
May 29
NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) ends on radio 
May 29
Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
May 29
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
May 29
Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indy 500 
May 29
Sue Press is 1st woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one 
May 30
Cleve Indian Dennis Eckersley no-hits California Angels, 2-0 
May 31
"Beatlemania" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 920 performances 
May 31
Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani becomes heir apparent to throne of Qatar 
May 31
Trans Alaska oil pipeline completed 
Jun 1
British Virgin Islands adopts constitution 
Jun 1
Russia charges Jewish rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason 
Jun 1
SC Heerenveen soccer team forms in Heerenveen 
Jun 2
NJ allows casino gambling in Atlantic City 
Jun 3
Balt Orioles pull their 6th triple play (9-6-4-6-6 vs KC Royals) 
Jun 3
Belgium government of Tindemans forms 
Jun 3
US & Cuba talk about diplomatic relations 
Jun 4
Violence during Puerto Rican Day in Chicago kills 2 
Jun 5
31st NBA Championship: Port Trailblazers beat Phila 76er, 4 games to 2 
Jun 5
31st Tony Awards: Shadow Box & Annie win 
Jun 5
Coup in Seychelles (National Day) 
Jun 5
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Talk Tournament '77 Golf Tournament 
Jun 5
LA Dodgers retire Walt Alston's #24 
Jun 6
"Washington Post" reports US has developed neutron bomb 
Jun 6
Doobie Brothers sponsor a Golf Classic & Concert for United Way 
Jun 6
Joseph L Howze installed as bishop of Roman Catholic diocese (Miss) 
Jun 6
Supreme Court tosses out automatic death penalty laws 
Jun 7
Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law 
Jun 7
White Sox draft Harold Baines #1 
Jun 8
Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game 
Jun 9
50th National Spelling Bee: John Paola wins spelling cambist 
Jun 9
Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated with fireworks 
Jun 10
Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers 
Jun 10
James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison 
Jun 10
International Labour Organisation and United Nations meet to discuss apartheid in South Africa and potential actions to prevent further violence and state repression. 
Jun 11
"Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Fat Woman)" by Joe Tex hits #12 
Jun 11
"Dance & Shake Your Tambourine" by Universal Robot Band peaks at #93 
Jun 11
"I Need A Man" by Grace Jones peaks at #83 
Jun 11
"I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC & Sunshine Band peaks at #1 
Jun 11
"Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold peaks at #7 
Jun 11
"The Pretender" by Jackson Browne peaks at #58 
Jun 11
"Watch Closely Now" by Kris Kristofferson peaks at #52 
Jun 11
109th Belmont: Jean Cruguet riding Seattle Slew wins in 2:29.6 
Jun 11
Dutch marines rescued hostages from a Moluccan held train in Holland 
Jun 11
ELO releases "Telephone Line" 
Jun 11
Main Street Electrical Parade premieres in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World 
Jun 12
"Pippin" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1944 performances 
Jun 12
23rd LPGA Championship won by Chako Higuchi 
Jun 12
Ground-breaking ceremonies for Pres Kennedy library 
Jun 13
Convicted Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray recaptured 
Jun 15
NY Mets trade Tom Seaver to Reds for Pat Zachry 
Jun 15
Spain's 1st free elections since 1936 (41 years) 
Jun 15
Wim Polak becomes mayor of Amsterdam 
Jun 16
"Beatlemania" opens on Broadway 
Jun 16
Fianna Fail-party wins Irish elections 
Jun 16
Leonid Brezhnev named president of USSR 
Jun 16
Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals 
Jun 16
Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates. 
Jun 18
Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson get into a dug out altercation 
Jun 18
Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten & Paul Cook, beaten & robbed by London pub 
Jun 18
Space Shuttle test model "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft for 1st time, It was fixed to a modified Boeing 747 
Jun 19
77th US Golf Open: Hubert Green shoots a 278 at Southern Hills Tulsa 
Jun 19
Indians fire manager Frank Robinson & replace him with Jeff Torborg 
Jun 19
Judy Rankin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic 
Jun 19
Pope Paul VI makes 19th-cen bishop John Neumann 1st US male saint 
Jun 19
Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks 
Jun 20
Menahem Begin forms Israeli government 
Jun 20
Oil enters Trans-Alaska pipeline exits 38 days later at Valdez 
Jun 21
Former White House chief of staff HR Haldeman enters prison 
Jun 21
Menachem Begin (Likud) becomes Israel's 6th PM 
Jun 22
Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison 
Jun 22
Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released 
Jun 23
13th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-4 
Jun 23
Violence erupts in Soweto, South Africa, again and the police make at least 146 arrests 
Jun 24
IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976 
Jun 24
Josiah Mutabuzi Isaya Kibira is the first African to be elected president of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) 
Jun 25
Roy C Sullivan of Va is struck by lightning for 7th time! 
Jun 26
42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn 
Jun 26
Debbie Austin wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic 
Jun 26
Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career 
Jun 26
The Yorkshire Ripper kills 16 year old shop assistant Jayne MacDonald in Leeds, changing public perception of the killer as she was the first victim who was not a prostitute. 
Jun 27
5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise 
Jun 27
Djibouti (Afars & Issas) claims Independence from France 
Jun 27
Willie McCovey smashes 2 HRs in inning for 2nd time (Apr 12, 1973) 
Jun 28
Billy Hunter becomes Rangers' 4th manager in 6 days 
Jun 28
Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers 
Jun 28
The United Party, main political opposition party in South Africa, is formally disbanded by the majority faction after members leave the party to join other new political parties 
Jun 29
Supreme Court rules out death penalty for rapists of adults 
Jun 29
Willie Stargell hits his 400th career HR 
Jun 29
South Africa opposition party, the New Republic Party (NRP), is formed after the integration of the United Party (UP) and Democratic Party (DP) 
Jun 30
Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52" 
Jun 30
Marvel Comics publish "Kiss book" tributing rock group Kiss 
Jun 30
US Railway Post Office final train run (NY to Wash DC) 
Jun 30
Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive HRs in Toronto 
Jul 1
84th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61) 
Jul 1
FC Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam Neth 
Jul 1
Marlies Gohr runs Europen record 100m (10.88 sec) 
Jul 2
91st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Connors (36 62 61 57 64) 
Jul 3
5th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Judy Rankin 
Jul 3
Turkey: premier Ecevit goes off 
Jul 3
The Senegalese Republican Movement (MRS) is founded. 
Jul 4
Cubs use fielder Larry Bittner as a pitcher 
Jul 4
Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie 
Jul 4
Red Sox wallop a major league-record 8 HRs beating Toronto 9-6 
Jul 5
Pakistan's army, led by Gen Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, seizes power 
Jul 6
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Jul 7
12,000 police occupy university in Mexico City 
Jul 8
Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs) 
Jul 9
106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland 
Jul 10
"Happy End" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 75 performances 
Jul 10
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic 
Jul 11
US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr 
Jul 12
John Edrich scores his 100th 100, Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval 
Jul 13
NYC experiences 25 hr black-out 
Jul 14
North Korea shoots down US helicopter, killing 3 
Jul 14
US House establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 
Jul 16
Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad & Tobago, crowned 26th Miss Universe 
Jul 17
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic 
Jul 18
Hugh Leonard's "Da" premieres in London 
Jul 18
Vietnam becomes member of UN 
Jul 19
48th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-5 at Yankee Stadium, NY 
Jul 19
All star MVP: Don Sutton (LA Dodgers) 
Jul 19
Floods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 76 
Jul 20
Flash flood hits Johnstown, Pa, kills 80 & causing $350 mil damage 
Jul 20
The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments. 
Jul 21
Libyan-Egyptian border fights 
Jul 21
Sri Lanka premier Bandaranaike loses election 
Jul 23
Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Moslems on hostage charges 
Jul 24
32nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy 
Jul 24
Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881 
Jul 24
Seattle's John Montague pitches 6 2/3 innings of perfect relief tying 2 game record of retiring 33 consecutive batsmen 
Jul 26
USSR performs underground nuclear Test 
Jul 26
The 'Committee of 10' formed by prominent Soweto residents, issues a programme for the election of a new community board to have total autonomy in Soweto, South Africa 
Jul 27
John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in US 
Jul 28
1st oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska 
Jul 28
Roy Wilkins turn over NAACP leadership to Benjamin L Hooks 
Jul 28
Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham v Aust Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings 
Jul 31
Debbie Austin wins LPGA Pocono Northeast Golf Classic 
Jul 31
E Henry Knoche, ends term as deputy director of CIA 
Jul 31
John F Blake promoted from acting to deputy director of CIA 
Aug 1
SF Giant Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th grand slammer 
Aug 1
Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he was flying in Los Angeles 
Aug 3
Radio Shack issues a press release introducing TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered 
Aug 3
United States Senate Hearing on MKULTRA. 
Aug 4
US President Carter establishes Department of Energy 
Aug 4
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Aug 6
Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate European Women's Golf Open 
Aug 7
"Shenandoah" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 1,050 performances 
Aug 8
Maurine Stuart, ordained as Zen priest by Eido Tai Shimano Roshi 
Aug 8
Texas Rangers turn their 1st triple play (vs A's) 
Aug 9
Chris Old completes a century in 37 mins, Yorks v Warwicks 
Aug 9
NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs 
Aug 9
The military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces that it will return the nation to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 for a President and Congress. 
Aug 10
US & Panamana sign Panama Canal Zone accord 
Aug 10
USSR performs (underground) nuclear test 
Aug 10
Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers NY, accused of being "Son of Sam" 44 caliber killer 
Aug 10
About 100 White sympathisers joined evicted Black squatters in a protest against the demolition of shanty dwellings outside Cape Town, South Africa 
Aug 11
Geoff Boycott scores his 100th FC hundred, v Aust at Headingley 
Aug 12
For 2nd straight day, Oakland's Manny Sanguillen foils a no-hit bid 
Aug 12
High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit 
Aug 12
Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st atmospheric flight 
Aug 13
1st test glide of space shuttle 
Aug 13
Randy Bachman quits BTO, they disband 
Aug 14
59th PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Cal 
Aug 14
77,691 see NY Cosmos beat Fort Lauderdale Strikers 8-3 at Giant Stad 
Aug 14
Debbie Austin wins LPGA Long Island Charity Golf Classic 
Aug 15
England regain cricket Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead over Aust 
Aug 15
Herbert Kappler, head of Nazi police and security services in Rome during WWII, escapes from prison hospital in Rome 
Aug 16
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Aug 16
Yanks blow 9-4 lead in 9th but beat Chicago 11-10 in bottom of 9th 
Aug 17
Russian nuclear sub "Artika" is 1st to North Pole 
Aug 17
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Aug 17
Thomas Wessinghage/Harald Hudak/Michael Lederer/Karl Fleschen walk world record 4x1500m (14:38.8) 
Aug 18
2 girls are killed by a runaway car outside of Graceland 
Aug 18
Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter 
Aug 19
USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR 
Aug 20
NASA launches Voyager 2 towards Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune 
Aug 21
Debbie Austin wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic 
Aug 21
Donna Patterson Brice sets high speed water skiing rec (111.11 mph) 
Aug 23
1st man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor) 
Aug 23
Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in German DR 
Aug 26
Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77 
Aug 27
"Chicago" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 947 performances 
Aug 27
Army shoots on market vendor women in Conakry, Guineau 
Aug 27
Toby Harrah & Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park-homers off Yankee Ken Clay at Yankee Stadium, Rangers won 8-2 
Aug 28
Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic 
Aug 28
NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0 
Aug 28
Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year 
Aug 28
NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship 
Aug 29
St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3 
Aug 31
Aleksandr Fedotov sets aircraft alt rec of 38.26 km (125,524') 
Aug 31
Spyros Kyprianou appointed president of Cyprus 
Aug 31
Ian Smith, espousing racial segregation, wins Rhodesian general election with 80% of overwhelmingly white electorate's vote 
Sep 1
1st TRS-80 Model I computer sold 
Sep 1
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Sep 3
Japan's Sadaharu Oh hits 756th HR to surpass Hank Aaron's total 
Sep 3
Last broadcast of "Mary Tyler Moore Show" on NBC-TV 
Sep 4
"Godspell" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 527 performances 
Sep 4
Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Rail Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic 
Sep 5
Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night" 
Sep 5
Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon 
Sep 5
RAF kidnap West German work chairman Schleyer 
Sep 5
Voyager 1 (US) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn 
Sep 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 
Sep 7
Ethiopia drops diplomatic relations with Somalia 
Sep 7
Pres Carter & Gen Herrera sign Panama Canal treaties 
Sep 8
Interpol sends a resolution concerning video piracy 
Sep 8
Jimmy McCullough quits Wings 
Sep 9
1st TRS-80 computer sold 
Sep 9
Tiger rookies Lou Whitaker & Allan Trammell debut together & will play together for 19 years 
Sep 10
91st US Womens Tennis: Chris Evert L Mills beats W Turnbull (76 62) 
Sep 10
Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits 
Sep 10
Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5) 
Sep 10
Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation 
Sep 10
Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation 
Sep 10
Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978 
Sep 10
Hamida Djandoubi, convicted for torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France. 
Sep 11
29th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Carroll O'Conner & Bea Arthur win 
Sep 11
97th US Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beats Jimmy Connors (26 63 75 60) 
Sep 11
Joanne Carner wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open 
Sep 11
TV's Rhoda gets divorced 
Sep 13
1st TV viewer discretion warning-Soap 
Sep 13
2nd Test Cricket of Space Shuttle Enterprise 
Sep 13
General Motors introduces 1st US diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88) 
Sep 14
Christmas Tinto sentenced to 7 years in Robben Island, South Africa 
Sep 15
"Man of La Mancha" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 124 performances 
Sep 15
Orioles forfeit to Blue Jays when mgr Earl Weaver pulls team off field in 5th citing hazardous condition (small tarpaulin on bullpen mound) 
Sep 15
Pres Carter meets with 15 record company execs 
Sep 15
Rock Music Award 
Sep 15
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 16
90 minute pilot of "Logan's Run" premieres on TV 
Sep 16
Ringo releases "Drowning in Sea of Love" 
Sep 16
Seattle beats Royals, 4-1, to end KC's winning streak at 16 games 
Sep 17
22nd Ryder Cup: US, 12½-13½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes England 
Sep 17
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
Sep 17
Dave Kingman hits his 1st Yankee homer, Reggie hits 2 more 
Sep 17
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" is #1 for 19th straight week 
Sep 18
Brooks Robinson Night in Baltimore 
Sep 18
Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America's Cup 
Sep 18
Joanne Carner/Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Team Golf Championship 
Sep 18
US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth & Moon together 
Sep 20
"Estrada" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 7 performances 
Sep 20
Vietnam & Djibouti ask for membership in UN 
Sep 21
US minister of Foreign affairs Cyrus Vance dismissed 
Sep 22
Minn Twin Bert Blyleven no-hits California Angels, 9-0 
Sep 22
Preston Jones' "Texas Trilogy" premieres in NYC 
Sep 22
West German Red Army Faction terrorist kills policeman in Utrecht 
Sep 23
3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise 
Sep 23
Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on Charlie's Angels 
Sep 24
"Estrada" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 7 performances 
Sep 24
1st broadcast of "Love Boat" on ABC-TV 
Sep 24
Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards 
Sep 25
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament 
Sep 26
Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27 
Sep 26
Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY 
Sep 27
Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title 
Sep 29
"Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" by Meco hits #1 
Sep 29
Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship 
Sep 29
James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid & overworked 
Sep 29
Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Sep 29
Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini" premieres in Amsterdam 
Sep 29
Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit 
Sep 30
Dutch Antillean government-Evertsz resigns 
Sep 30
Ringo Starr releases "Ringo the 4th" album 
Sep 30
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Sep 30
Due to US budget cuts, the Apollo program's ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down. 
Sep 30
Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmeña III successfully escaped from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines 
Oct 1
Brazilian soccer great Pele retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games 
Oct 1
US Department of Energy established 
Oct 1
Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame 
Oct 1
Yanks win 2nd consecutive AL East title 
Oct 2
Pakistan general Zia ul-Haq bans all opposition 
Oct 2
Vivian Brownlee wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open 
Oct 2
Dusty Baker 30th HR joins teammates Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), & Ron Cey (30) in make Dodgers 1st team to boast 4 30-HR hitters 
Oct 3
"Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 perfs 
Oct 3
Indira Gandhi arrested 
Oct 4
Pier 39 opens in SF 
Oct 5
"Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 43 performances 
Oct 6
DL Coburns "Gin Game" premieres in NYC 
Oct 6
Yankees win AL pennant by rallying for 3 runs in 9th to beat KC Royals 5-3 in 5th & deciding playoff game 
Oct 6
In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed. 
Oct 7
Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis 
Oct 7
USSR adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution. 
Oct 8
Largest baseball crowd in Penns, 64,924 see Dodgers beat Phillies 4-1 in 4th NL championship game (Dodgers win pennant) 
Oct 9
Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic 
Oct 9
Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock 
Oct 9
Yanks rally for 3 in 9th & beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31 
Oct 10
11th Country Music Association Award: Ronnie Milsap wins 
Oct 11
Soyuz 25 returns to Earth 
Oct 12
"Throwaway Game" Catfish Hunter loses WS 6-1 resting Yank pitchers 
Oct 12
4th test of space shuttle Enterprise 
Oct 12
Psychic Romark attempts to drive blindfolded, smashed into cop van 
Oct 12
US Supreme Court heard arguments in "reverse discrimination" case of Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to University of California Med School 
Oct 14
Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem at World Series 
Oct 14
Princess Beatrice opens Amsterdam metro 
Oct 15
Arkansas' Steve Little kicks a record tying 67 yard field goal 
Oct 15
Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life" goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks 
Oct 15
Don Ritchie runs world record 100 mile (11:30:51) 
Oct 17
Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament 
Oct 17
West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia freeing all 86 hostages & killing 3 of 4 hijackers 
Oct 18
1st Islander 0-0 tie-Kings at Nassau-25th time shutout-Resch's 15th 
Oct 18
NY Yankees win their 21st World Championship, 4 games 
Oct 18
W German commandos liberate Boeing 737, 86 hostages at Mogadishu 
Oct 18
Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth's series record 
Oct 18
Yanks beat Dodgers 8-4 for 21st world championship, 1st in 15 years 
Oct 19
Corpse of kidnapped West German, H M Schleyer, found 
Oct 19
Supersonic Concorde jet's 1st landing in NYC 
Oct 20
David Mamet's "Life in the Theater," premieres in NYC 
Oct 20
Hamilton Deane & John Balderstons "Dracula," premieres in NYC 
Oct 20
Six killed in Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash in McComb, Mississippi including band members Ronnie Vanzant, Steve Gains, Cassie Gaines and Dean kilpatrick 
Oct 21
US recalls William Bowdler, ambassador to South Africa 
Oct 21
The European Patent Institute is founded. 
Oct 22
International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 & 2 launched into Earth orbit 
Oct 23
7th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:43:10 
Oct 23
8th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:38 
Oct 23
Panamanians vote 2:1 to approve new Canal treaties 
Oct 23
Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces that 34-billion-year-old one-celled fossils, the earliest life forms, had been discovered 
Oct 25
Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0. 
Oct 26
5th & final test of space shuttle Enterprise 
Oct 26
Dr Clifford R Wharton Jr named chancellor of State University of New York 
Oct 26
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Oct 26
The last natural case of smallpox was discovered in Merca district, Somalia. The WHO and the CDC consider this date the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination. 
Oct 27
Amsterdam businessman M Caransa kidnapped 
Oct 27
NASA launches space vehicle S-200 
Oct 29
"Act" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 233 performances 
Oct 29
Texas' Russell Erideben kicks his 3rd 60 yard field goal of the season 
Oct 29
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 30
Panama 747SP lands after polar flight around Earth in record 54:07 
Nov 1
Islander Goran Hogosta's only shut-out Flames 9-0-Trottier 4 goals 
Nov 1
US President Jimmy Carter raises the minimum wage from $2.30 to $3.35 an hour, effective from 1st Jan 1981 
Nov 1
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Nov 2
Phillies' Steve Carlton wins 2nd Cy Young Award 
Nov 2
Microbiologist Carl R. Woese and scientists from the University of Illinois announce the identification of methanogens, a form of microbial life (Archaea) dating back some 3.5 billion years 
Nov 3
Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic 
Nov 4
UN Security council proclaims weapon embargo against South Africa 
Nov 5
NCAA passing record set at 571 yards (Marc Wilson, Brigham Young) 
Nov 6
"Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 43 performances 
Nov 6
1st Emmy Sports Award presentation 
Nov 6
39 killed in an earthen dam burst at Toccoa Falls Bible College, Ga 
Nov 8
Manolis Andronikos, a Greek Archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina. 
Nov 9
Reds' George Foster wins NL MVP 
Nov 10
Amsterdam: Red Army Faction terrorists Gert Schneider/Christof Wackernagel arrested 
Nov 10
Major Indoor Soccer League officially organized (NYC) 
Nov 11
Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" & "Girl's School" 
Nov 12
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Nov 12
New Orleans elects 1st black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial 
Nov 13
25th Islander shut-out Resch 6-0 Gilles scores on 5th penalty shot 
Nov 13
Final Al Capp comic strip of "Li'l Abner" (1934-77) 
Nov 13
Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open 
Nov 14
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Walter Cronkite 
Nov 15
Pres Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran 
Nov 16
Rod Carew wins AL MVP award 
Nov 17
Bernard Pomerance's "Elephant Man" premieres in London 
Nov 17
Egyptian Pres Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel 
Nov 17
Miss World Contest - Miss UK wears $9,500 platinum bikini 
Nov 19
-21] Egyptian president Sadat visits Israel 
Nov 19
Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 3rd penalty shot against Islanders 
Nov 19
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel 
Nov 19
Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt 
Nov 20
Egyptian Pres Sadat became 1st Arab leader to address Israeli Knesset 
Nov 20
Steve Largent begins NFL streak of 177 consecutive game receptions 
Nov 20
Walter Payton (Bears) rushes for NFL-record 275 yards 
Nov 21
First flight of Concorde (London to New York) 
Nov 21
Orioles 1st baseman Eddie Murray wins AL Rookie of Year 
Nov 22
Regular Concorde passenger service between NY & Europe begins 
Nov 22
First three nodes of the ARPAnet are connected, in what would eventually become the Internet. 
Nov 23
"Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 96 perfs 
Nov 23
European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral 
Nov 24
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Nov 24
Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St Louis (55-14) 
Nov 25
David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hrs 15 mins 
Nov 25
Miss Teenage America Pageant 
Nov 25
Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight 
Nov 26
'Vrillon', claiming to be the representative of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', takes over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes at 5:12 PM. 
Nov 27
"Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Imperial NY after 66 perf 
Nov 27
65th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 41-6 
Dec 4
Hollis Stacy/Jerry Pate wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Championship 
Dec 4
Jean-Bedel Bokassa crowns himself ruler of Central African Empire 
Dec 4
NFL's 5,000th game, Cincinnati beats KC 27-7 
Dec 4
Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" premieres in NYC 
Dec 4
66th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (3-1) 
Dec 5
Egypt breaks dipl relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq & S Yemen 
Dec 6
South Africa grants Bophuthatswana independence 
Dec 7
Islander Billy Smith's 10th shut-out opponent-Black Hawks 4-0 
Dec 8
43rd Heisman Trophy Award: Earl Campbell, Texas (RB) 
Dec 8
Portugal's premier Soares resigns 
Dec 10
Soyuz 26 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station 
Dec 11
Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams, leaders of the group 'Peace People' (an organisation dedicated to encouraging a peaceful resolution of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland) receive the Nobel Peace Prize 
Dec 12
Yanks purchase Andy Messersmith from Braves 
Dec 13
14 University of Evansville basketball players die in plane crash 
Dec 14
"Saturday Night Fever" starring John Travolta, premieres in NYC 
Dec 14
Egypt & Israel reps gather in Cairo for 1st formal peace conference 
Dec 14
Red Sox trade Fergie Jenkins to Rangers for John Poloni & cash 
Dec 14
Test Cricket debut of Abdul Qadir, v England at Lahore 
Dec 14
War criminal Pieter Menten sentenced in Amsterdam to 15 years 
Dec 17
Bobby Simpson scores 176 Australia v India at the WACA, aged 41 
Dec 17
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 1st US TV appearance (SNL) 
Dec 17
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Dec 18
Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 42, Nate Thumond 
Dec 18
Dutch Antilles: premier Boy Rozendal points independence off 
Dec 19
Dutch government of Van Agt/Wiegel forms 
Dec 20
1st Space walk made by G Grechko from Salyut 
Dec 20
RAF -terrorist Knut Folkerts sentenced to 20 years 
Dec 22
36 die as grain elevator at Continental Grain Company plant explodes 
Dec 24
"Ghost to the Post", Raiders tight end Dave Casper ("The Ghost") catches a 42-yard reception to set up the Raiders' tying field goal near the end of regulation (Raiders win in OT) 
Dec 25
Israeli PM Menachem Begin meets Egyptian Pres Sadat in Egypt 
Dec 26
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Dec 29
Ronald Ribman's "Cold Storage," premieres in NYC 
Dec 30
Carter holds 1st news conference by US pres in Eastern Europe (Warsaw) 
Dec 31
"Bubbling Brown Sugar" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 766 perfs 
Dec 31
"Man of La Mancha" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 124 performances 
Dec 31
Amir Sheikh Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir Al Sabah becomes leader of Kuwait 
Dec 31
Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with Vietnam 
Dec 31
Donald Woods, a banned white editor flees South Africa 
Dec 31
Ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado 
Dec 31
WFAT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM 
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