January 1977 calendar

January 1977

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1977.
The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1977: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1977?


  • 01 Jan 1977 1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest
  • 02 Jan 1977 Bowie Kuhn suspends Atlanta Braves' owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing.
  • 03 Jan 1977 Lindy McDaniel retires with second most pitching appearances (987 games).
  • 04 Jan 1977 Mary Shane hired by Chicago White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play
  • 05 Jan 1977 Kenya President Jomo Kenyatta disbands parliament.
  • 06 Jan 1977 EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
  • 08 Jan 1977 Three bombs explode in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union, within 37 minutes, killing seven. The bombings are attributed to an Armenian separatist group.
  • 09 Jan 1977 Porgy & Bess closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances
  • 10 Jan 1977 20th hat trick in New York Islanders' history - Bobby Nystrom.
  • 11 Jan 1977 France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
  • 12 Jan 1977 Ipi Tombi opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • 14 Jan 1977 Ana?s Nin, Cuban/American writer (Delta of Venus), dies at age 73.
  • 15 Jan 1977 Coneheads debut on Saturday Night Live
  • 17 Jan 1977 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14
  • 18 Jan 1977 Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • 19 Jan 1977 US President Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri (Tokyo Rose), convicted in 1949 of treason, as witness testimony included lies under threat by the FBI and occupation police.
  • 20 Jan 1977 George Bush, ends term as 11th Director of CIA
  • 21 Jan 1977 U.S. President Jimmy Carter grants an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who evaded the draft during the Vietnam War.
  • 23 Jan 1977 Miniseries Roots premieres on ABC
  • 24 Jan 1977 The Atocha massacre occurs in Madrid during the Spanish transition to democracy.
  • 26 Jan 1977 Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai and Marine Tcherkasova are first to perform a quadruple twist lift, in Helsinki, Finland.
  • 27 Jan 1977 1st broadcast of Roots mini-series on ABC TV
  • 28 Jan 1977 The first day of the Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977, which severely affects and cripples much of Upstate New York, but Buffalo, NY, Syracuse, NY, Watertown, NY, and surrounding areas are most affected, each area accumulating close to 10 feet (3.0 m) of snow on this one day.\ \ \ \ \ Disintegration of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • 30 Jan 1977 8th (final) part of Roots is most-watched TV entertainment show to date.
  • 31 Jan 1977 Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, and Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 15 Jan 1977 Linjeflyg Flight 618 crashes in Kälvesta near Stockholm Bromma Airport in Stockholm, Sweden, killing 22 people.