Famous birthdays, deaths and events of 1977
January 1 - Keeley Hawes, British actress January 1 - Hasan Salihamidžić, Bosnian footballer January 2 - Ales Pisa, Czech ice hockey player January 2 - Scott Proctor, American baseball player January 3 - Lee Bowyer, English footballer January 3 - A.J. Burnett, American baseball player January 3 - Mayumi Iizuka, Japanese voice actress (seiyū) January 3 - Michelle Stephenson, English singer (The Spice Girls) January 4 - Irán Castillo, Mexican actress January 4 - Dan Shanahan, Irish hurler January 4 - Tim Wheeler, Irish singer (Ash) January 7 - Michelle Behennah, British model January 7 - Dustin Diamond, American actor January 8 - Amber Benson, American actress January 8 - Ron Pederson, Canadian actor January 8 - Lee Yoo-jin, Korean actress January 9 - Beth Troutman, American production assistant January 11 - Shomari Buchanan, American football player January 11 - Nadia Turner, American singer January 12 - Dominic Etli, American soccer player January 12 - Yoandy Garlobo, Cuban baseball player January 12 - Cade McNown, American football player January 12 - Piolo Pascual, Filipino actor January 13 - Orlando Bloom, English actor January 13 - James Posey, American basketball player January 14 - Narain Karthikeyan, Indian A1GP driver January 14 - Darren Purse, English footballer January 16 - Jeff Foster, American basketball player January 17 - Kevin Fertig, American professional wrestler January 17 - Leigh Whannell, Australian screenwriter/actor January 18 - Curtis Cregan, American actor January 18 - Alina Jidkova, Russian tennis player January 18 - Richard Archer, British singer (lead singer of Hard-Fi) January 19 - Lauren Etame Mayer, Cameroonian footballer January 19 - Nicole, Chilean singer January 19 - Cocco, Ryukyuan singer January 20 - Melody, Belgian singer January 21 - Al Baxter, Australian rugby union footballer January 21 - Phil Neville, English footballer January 21 - Rick Ross, American rapper January 22 - Jono Gibbes, New Zealand rugby union footballer January 22 - Hidetoshi Nakata, Japanese footballer January 26 - Vince Carter, American basketball player January 26 - Justin Gimelstob, American tennis player January 28 - Daunte Culpepper, American football player January 28 - Joey Fatone, American singer (*NSYNC) January 28 - Matt DeVries, American guitarist (Chimaira) January 28 - Takuma Sato, Japanese Formula One driver January 28 - Lyle Overbay, American baseball player January 29 - Justin Hartley, American actor January 30 - Deltha O'Neal, American football player January 31 - Mark Dutiaume, National Hockey League player January 31 - Shingo Katori, Japanese actor and singer (SMAP) January 31 - Jim Kleinsasser, National Football League tight end January 31 - Kate Shindle, American actress January 31 - Kerry Washington, American actress February 1 - Kevin Kilbane, Irish footballer February 2 - Heather Martin, American gospel singer February 2 - Shakira, Colombian singer February 2 - Libor Sionko, Czech football player February 3 - Daddy Yankee, reggaeton singer/rapper. February 4 - Gavin DeGraw, American musician February 4 - Mitra Hajjar, Iranian actress February 5 - Ben Ainslie, British sailor February 5 - Adam Everett, American baseball player February 5 - Ahmad Merritt, American football player February 6 - Jason Euell, English-born footballer February 7 - Paul Comrie, Canadian ice hockey player February 7 - Mariusz Pudzianowski, Polish strongman competitor February 8 - Dave Farrell, American musician (Linkin Park) February 8 - Barry Hall, Australian rules footballer February 8 - Bridgette Kerkove, American actress February 8 - Mathieu Turcotte, Canadian short-track speed skater February 10 - Salif Diao, Senegalese footballer February 11 - Mike Shinoda, American musician February 12 - Jimmy Conrad, American soccer player February 13 - Randy Moss, American football player February 13 - Ben Collins, British racing driver February 14 - Darren Bennett, a Professional Latin Ballroom Dancer February 14 - Cadel Evans, Australian cyclist February 14 - Darren Purse, English footballer February 14 - Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007) February 15 - Brooks Wackerman, American musician February 16 - Ian Clarke, Irish computer programmer February 16 - Ahman Green, American football player February 17 - Wong Choong Hann, Malaysian Badminton player February 18 - Ike Barinholtz, American actress February 18 - Kátia, Brazilian footballer February 18 - Sean Watkins, American guitarist and songwriter February 18 - Chrissie Wellington, British triathlete February 19 - Ola Salo, Swedish singer (The Ark) February 19 - Gianluca Zambrotta, Italian footballer February 20 - Bartosz Kizierowski, Polish swimmer February 20 - Stephon Marbury, American basketball player February 20 - T.J. Slaughter, American football player February 20 - Amal Hijazi, Lebanese singer and model February 21 - Steve Francis, American basketball player February 21 - Chad Hutchinson, baseball and football player February 22 - Timo Rose, German filmmaker February 22 - Hakan Yakin, Swiss footballer February 23 - Kristina Šmigun, Estonian cross-country skier February 24 - Floyd Mayweather Jr, American boxer February 24 - Jason Akermanis, Australian rules footballer February 24 - Bronson Arroyo, American baseball player February 25 - Sarah Jezebel Deva, English singer February 25 - Josh Wolff, American footballer February 26 - Marty Reasoner, American ice hockey player February 26 - Greg Rikaart, American actor February 26 - Josh Towers, Major League Baseball player February 26 - Shane Williams, Welsh International Rugby Player February 27 - Lance Hoyt, American professional wrestler February 27 - Ji Sung, South Korean actor February 27 - James Wan, Australian film director February 28 - Jason Aldean, American country singer March 1 - Rens Blom, Dutch athlete March 1 - Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and supermodel March 2 - Chris Martin, English musician (Coldplay) March 2 - Heather McComb, American actress March 2 - Andrew Strauss, English cricket player March 2 - Jay Gibbons, American baseball player March 3 - Ronan Keating, Irish singer March 3 - Stéphane Robidas, Canadian ice hockey player March 4 - Ana Gabriela Guevara, Mexican athlete March 4 - Juha Helppi, Finnish professional poker player March 4 - Daniel Klewer, German footballer March 4 - Jason Marsalis, American musician March 5 - Bryan Berard, American ice hockey player March 5 - Mike MacDougal, American baseball player March 5 - Wally Szczerbiak, American basketball player March 6 - Giorgos Karagounis, Greek soccer player March 6 - Marcus Thames, American baseball player March 7 - Gianluca Grava, Italian footballer March 7 - Ronan O'Gara, Irish rugby union footballer March 7 - Mitja Zastrow, German-born swimmer March 8 - James Van Der Beek, American actor March 8 - Johann Vogel, Swiss footballer March 9 - Yamila Diaz, Argentine supermodel March 9 - Radek Dvořák, Czech hockey player March 10 - Peter Enckelman, Finnish footballer March 10 - Shannon Miller, American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist March 10 - Colin Murray, British radio DJ March 10 - Bree Turner, American dancer and actress March 10 - Matt Rubano, American musician (Taking Back Sunday) March 10 - Robin Thicke, American singer March 10 - Rita Simons, American actress March 11 - Andre Nickatina, American rapper March 11 - Becky Hammon, American basketball player March 12 - Ramiro Corrales, American footballer March 13 - Ed Sloan, American musician (Crossfade) March 13 - Momo Sylla, Guinean footballer March 13 - Kay Tse, Hong Kong singer March 14 - Aki Hoshino, Japanese model March 15 - Joe Hahn, American musician March 15 - Brian Tee, American actor March 15 - Adrian Burnside, Australian baseball player March 16 - Donal Óg Cusack, Irish hurler March 18 - Danny Murphy, English footballer March 18 - Zdeno Chára, Slovak ice hockey player March 18 - Devin Lima, American singer March 18 - Willy Sagnol, French footballer March 18 - Terrmel Sledge, American baseball player March 18 - Fernando Rodney, Dominican baseball player March 19 - Jorma Taccone, American writer and comedian March 22 - Joey Porter, American football player March 23 - Jean Carlos Gamarra, Peruvian taekwondo practitioner March 24 - Corneille, Canadian-Rwandan singer March 24 - Darren Lockyer, Australian rugby league footballer March 26 - Kevin Davies, English footballer March 26 - Sylvain Grenier, Canadian professional wrestler March 27 - Violetta Blue, American porn star March 27 - Vitor Meira, Brazilian racing driver March 27 - Adrian Anca, Romanian footballer March 28 - Erik Rasmussen, American ice hockey player March 28 - Lauren Weisberger, American novelist March 31 - Toshiya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey) March 31 - Garth Tander, Australian racing driver April 1 - Haimar Zubeldia, Spanish cyclist April 2 - Jelena Abbou, Serbian fitness model April 2 - Michael Fassbender, Actor April 2 - Aiden Turner, British actor April 4 - Adam Dutkiewicz, American guitarist and producer(Killswitch Engage) April 4 - Stephen Mulhern, British magician April 4 - Omarr Ali Hasan Smith, American Arena Football League defensive back April 6 - Andy Phillips, American Baseball Player April 7 - Silvana Arias, Peruvian actress April 8 - Mark Spencer, American computer programmer April 9 - Gerard Way, American musician (My Chemical Romance) April 12 - Giovanny Espinoza, Ecuadorian footballer April 12 - Glenn Rogers, Scottish Cricket Player April 12 - Sarah Jane Morris, American actor April 12 - Jordana Spiro, American actor April 14 - Sarah Michelle Gellar, American actress April 15 - Brian Pothier, American ice hockey player April 16 - Alek Wek, Sudanese supermodel April 16 - Fredrik Ljungberg, Swedish footballer April 17 - Chad Hedrick, American speed skater April 17 - Phil Jamieson, Australian singer (Grinspoon) April 18 - Dan Lacouture, NHL hockey player April 19 - Joe Beimel, American baseball player April 19 - Lucien Mettomo, Cameroonian footballer April 19 - Dennys Reyes, Mexican baseball player April 20 - Johnny "The Bull" Stamboli, professional wrestler April 21 - Jamie Salé, Canadian figure skater April 21 - Doseone, American rapper April 22 - Mark van Bommel, Dutch footballer April 22 - Aaron Fink, American guitarist (Breaking Benjamin) April 23 - John Cena, American professional wrestler April 23 - Andruw Jones, Curaçaoan baseball player April 23 - Willie Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player April 23 - Kal Penn, American actor April 23 - Lee Young-Pyo, Korean footballer April 24 - Siarhey Balakhonau, Belarusian writer April 24 - Carlos Beltran, Puerto Rican baseball player April 25 - Constantinos Christoforou, Cypriot singer April 25 - Marguerite Moreau, American actress April 25 - Matthew West, American Christian singer April 25 - Ilias Kotsios, Greek footballer April 25 - Paavo Siljamäki, Finnish musician April 26 - Kosuke Fukudome, Japanese baseball player April 26 - Chris Johnston, Irish rugby player April 26 - Tom Welling, American actor April 27 - Khalid Zoubaa, French runner April 27 - Jerry Trainor, American actor April 29 - Rocío Carrasco, Spanish TV host and socialite April 29 - Claus Jensen, Danish footballer April 30 - Pell James, American actress May 1 - Vera Lischka, Austrian swimmer May 1 - Dan Regan, American musician (Reel Big Fish) May 2 - Luke Hudson, American baseball player May 2 - Jenna von Oy, American actress May 3 - Mashima Hiro, Japanese Mangaka of Rave Master and Fairy Tail May 3 - Ryan Dempster, American baseball player May 4 - Emily Perkins, Canadian actress May 4 - Mariano Pernía, Argentine-Spanish footballer May 5 - Choi Kang-hee, South Korean actress May 6 - Christophe Brandt, Belgian cyclist May 6 - Marc Chouinard, French Canadian ice hockey player May 7 - Lisa Kelly, Irish singer May 7 - Patrick Johnson, American broadcaster May 8 - Jennifer Walcott, American Playboy Playmate May 9 - Choi Jeong-yoon, South Korean actress May 9 - Iñigo Landaluze, Spanish cyclist May 10 - Henri Camara, Senegalese footballer May 10 - Nick Heidfeld, German Formula 1 driver May 10 - Denise Ho, Hong Kong singer May 10 - Chas Licciardello, Australian comedian May 11 - Janne Ahonen, Finnish ski jumper May 11 - Gonzalo Colsa, Spanish footballer May 11 - Pablo García, Uruguayan footballer May 11 - Victor Matfield, South African rugby union footballer May 11 - Matthew Newton, Australian actor May 12 - Graeme Dott, British snooker player May 12 - Rebecca Herbst, American actress May 13 - Ilse DeLange, Dutch singer May 13 - Neil Hopkins, American actor May 13 - Samantha Morton, English actress May 13 - Robby Hammock, baseball player May 14 - Sophie Anderton, English model and television personality May 14 - Roy Halladay, American baseball player May 14 - Ada Nicodemou, Australian actress May 16 - Dolcenera, Italian singer May 16 - Jean-Sébastien Giguère, Canadian ice hockey player May 18 - Lee Hendrie, English footballer May 18 - Danny Mills, English footballer May 19 - Manuel Almúnia, Spanish footballer May 19 - Brandon Inge, American baseball player May 20 - Matt Czuchry, American actor May 20 - Chad Muska, American Skateboarder for Element Skateboards May 20 - Leonardo Noeren Franco, Argentine footballer May 20 - Miriam Parrish, American television actress May 20 - Angela Goethals, American actress May 20 - Vesa Toskala, Finnish ice hockey player May 20 - Tiger Tyson, American gay-pornographic actor May 21 - Quinton Fortune, South African footballer May 21 - Ricky Williams, American football player May 22 - Alastair Ralphs, Canadian professional wrestler May 22 - Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, Irish hurler May 22 - Dre Bly, American Football Player May 22 - Vinnie Potestivo, American TV Producer May 23 - Ilia Kulik, Russian figure skater May 24 - Kym Valentine. Australian actress, May 25 - Giel Beelen, Dutch radio DJ May 26 - Mark Hunter, American musician (Chimaira) May 26 - Misaki Ito, Japanese actress May 26 - Luca Toni, Italian footballer May 27 - Abderrahmane Hammad, Algerian athlete May 27 - Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lankan cricketer May 27 - Tommie van der Leegte, Dutch footballer May 28 - Jeremy Borash, American professional wrestling announcer May 28 - Elisabeth Hasselbeck, American television panelist (The View) May 29 - Antonio Lebo-Lebo, Angolan footballer May 29 - Massimo Ambrosini, Italian footballer May 30 - Akwá, Angolan footballer May 30 - Rachael Stirling, British actress May 31 - Eric Christian Olsen, American actor May 31 - Theodoros Baev, Bulgarian-born Greek volleyball player May 31 - Debbie King, English TV presenter May 31 - Scott Klopfenstein, American musician (Reel Big Fish) May 31 - Phil Devey, Canadian baseball player May 31 - Domenico Fioravanti, Italian swimmer May 31 - Greg Leeb, Canadian ice hockey player May 31 - Joachim Olsen, Danish athlete May 31 - Joel Ross, British disc jockey May 31 - June Sarpong, British television presenter May 31 - Moses Sichone, Zambian footballer May 31 - Petr Tenkrát, Czech ice hockey player June 1 - Danielle Harris, American actress June 1 - Sarah Wayne Callies, American actress June 1 - Brad Wilkerson, American baseball player June 1 - Richard Williams, British racing driver June 2 - Zachary Quinto, American actor June 3 - Cris, Brazilian footballer June 3 - Az-Zahir Hakim, American football player June 3 - Travis Hafner, American baseball player June 4 - Dionisis Chiotis, Greek footballer June 4 - Berglind Icey, Icelandic actor June 4 - Quinten Hann, Australian former snooker player June 4 - Alex Manninger, Austrian footballer June 5 - Christian Martucci, American musician June 5 - Nourhanne, Lebanese singer June 5 - Navi Rawat, American actress June 5 - Liza Weil, American actress June 6 - David Connolly, Irish footballer June 6 - Bryn Williams, Welsh chef June 7 - Marcin Baszczyński, Polish football player June 7 - Joe Horgan, baseball player June 7 - Odalis Pérez, baseball player June 8 - Kanye West, American rapper June 9 - Roopa Mishra, Indian civil servant June 9 - Amisha Patel, Indian actress June 9 - Peja Stojakovic, Serbian basketball player June 10 - Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress June 10 - Mike Rosenthal, American football player June 11 - Geoff Ogilvy, Australian golfer June 11 - Ryan Dunn, American actor June 11 - Shane Meier, Canadian actor June 12 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American blues-rock guitarist June 12 - Wade Redden, Canadian ice hockey player June 13 - Alaura Eden, American porn actress June 14 - Chris McAlister, American football player June 14 - Massimiliano Neri, Italian Supermodel June 15 - Nina Liu, Australian actress June 15 - Michael Doleac, American basketball player June 16 - Kerry Wood, American baseball player June 16 - Petros Papadakis, American sportscaster June 17 - Roger Manganelli, American bassist (Less Than Jake) June 17 - Mark Tauscher, American football player June 17 - Branko Tomovic, Serbian actor June 19 - Peter Warrick, American football player June 19 - Veronika Vařeková, Czech supermodel June 20 - Gordan Giriček, Croatian basketball player June 21 - Jochen Hecht, German ice hockey player June 23 - Miguel Ángel Angulo, Spanish footballer June 23 - Hayden Foxe, Australian footballer June 23 - Jason Mraz, American singer and songwriter June 24 - Dimosthenis Dikoudis, Greek basketball player June 24 - Cas Jansen, Dutch actor June 24 - Jeff Farmer, Australian footballer June 26 - Mark Jindrak,American Professional Wrestler, June 27 - Raúl, Spanish footballer June 27 - Arkadiusz Radomski, Polish footbaler June 28 - Chris Spurling, American baseball player June 28 - Harun Tekin, Turkish musician June 29 - Zuleikha Robinson, English actress July 1 - Jarome Iginla, Canadian hockey player July 1 - Liv Tyler, American actress July 1 - Birgit Schuurman, Dutch musician July 4 - Katia Zygouli, Greek supermodel July 4 - Jonas Kjellgren, Swedish musician (Scar Symmetry) July 5 - Royce Da 5'9", American rapper July 5 - Nicolas Kiefer, German tennis player. July 6 - Con Blatsis, Australian footballer July 6 - Makhaya Ntini, South African cricketer July 6 - Craig Handley, British film director July 7 - Felix Vasquez, New York City Housing Authority employee July 8 - Wang Zhizhi, Chinese basketball player July 8 - Milo Ventimiglia, American actor July 9 - Isaac Brock, American musician July 10 - Schapelle Corby, Australian convicted drug smuggler July 10 - Gwendoline Yeo, American actress July 11 - Brandon Short, American football player July 12 - Neil Harris, English footballer July 12 - Steve Howey, American actor July 13 - Ashley Scott, American actress July 15 - Kitana Baker, American model (Miller Light Catfight commercial) July 15 - Faraz Anwar, Pakistani guitarist (Mizraab) July 15 - Lana Parrilla, American actress July 15 - Andre Nel, South African Cricketer July 17 - Maya Arulpragasam, British rapper July 17 - Lehmber Hussainpuri, Famous Indian Singer July 17 - Marc Savard, Canadian hockey player July 17 - Tiffany Taylor, American model July 18 - Dylan Lane, American television host July 18 - Alfian bin Sa'at, Singaporean writer July 19 - Ed Smith, English cricketer July 19 - Tony Mamaluke, American professional wrestler July 19 - Haitham Mustafa, Sudanese footballer July 19 - Jean-Sébastien Aubin, Canadian ice hockey goaltender July 20 - Kiki Musampa, Congolese footballer July 20 - Alessandro dos Santos, Brazilian-born Japanese footballer July 21 - Paul Casey, English golfer July 21 - Jaime Murray, British actress July 22 - Gustavo Nery, Brazilian footballer July 23 - Neicer Reasco, Ecuadorian footballer July 23 - Scott Clemmensen, American ice hockey player July 24 - Danny Dyer, English actor and television presenter July 24 - Mehdi Mahdavikia, Iranian football player July 25 - Kenny Thomas, American basketball player July 26 - Martin Laursen, Danish footballer July 26 - Rebecca St. James, Australian-born singer July 27 - Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Irish actor July 28 - Manu Ginóbili, Argentine basketball player July 28 - Aki Berg, Finnish ice hockey player July 30 - Jaime Pressly, American actress July 30 - Ian Watkins, Welsh singer (Lostprophets) July 31 - Tim Couch, American football player August 1 - Marc Denis, Canadian ice hockey player August 1 - Damien Saez, French musician August 2 - Edward Furlong, American actor August 3 - Tom Brady, American football player August 3 - Tómas Lemarquis, Icelandic actor August 3 - Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist August 4 - Frankie Kazarian, American professional wrestler August 4 - Luís Boa Morte, Portuguese footballer August 5 - Eric Hinske, American baseball player August 5 - Michael Walsh, English footballer August 5 - Mark Mulder, American baseball player August 6 - Leandro Amaral, Brazilian footballer August 6 - Jennifer Lyons, American actress August 6 - Jimmy Nielsen, Danish footballer August 6 - Luciano Zavagno, Argentine footballer August 7 - Samantha Ronson, British DJ. August 8 - Kurt Bernard, Costa Rican footballer August 8 - Szilard Nemeth, Slovak footballer August 8 - Lindsay Sloane, American actress August 8 - Rocky Thompson, Canadian ice hockey player August 8 - Mohammad Wasim, Pakistani cricketer August 9 - Jason Frasor, American baseball player August 9 - Chamique Holdsclaw, American basketball player August 9 - Adewale Ogunleye, American football player August 9 - Mikael Silvestre, French footballer August 10 - Danny Griffin, Northern Irish footballer August 10 - Aaron Kamin, American musician (The Calling) August 10 - Matt Morgan, British comedian August 11 - Gemma Hayes, Irish born singer August 12 - Plaxico Burress, American football player August 12 - Jesper Grønkjær, Danish footballer August 12 - Park Yong-ha, South Korean actor and singer August 13 - Michael Klim, Australian swimmer August 14 - Juan Pierre, American baseball player August 15 - Martin Biron, Canadian ice hockey goaltender August 15 - Igor Cassina, Italian gymnast August 15 - Nicole Paggi, American actress August 15 - Ray Toro, American musician (My Chemical Romance) August 16 - Tamer Hosny, Egyptian singer/actor August 17 - Nathan Deakes, Australian race walker August 17 - William Gallas, French footballer August 17 - Thierry Henry, French footballer August 17 - Tarja Turunen, Finnish singer August 18 - Régine Chassagne, Canadian musician Arcade Fire August 19 - Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist August 20 - Felipe Contepomi, Argentine rugby player August 20 - Manuel Contepomi, Argentine rugby player August 20 - Ivar Ingimarsson, Icelandic footballer August 20 - Mayra Veronica, Cuban model and actress August 20 - James Ormond, England cricketer August 22 - Heiðar Helguson, Icelandic footballer August 22 - Jenna Leigh Green, American actress August 23 - Douglas Sequeira, Costa Rican footballer August 24 - Denílson, Brazilian footballer August 24 - Robert Enke, German footballer August 24 - Per Gade, Danish footballer August 24 - Jürgen Macho, Austrian footballer August 25 - Sophie Cadieux, Quebec actress August 25 - Diego Corrales, American boxer (d. 2007) August 25 - Jonathan Togo, American actor August 26 - Saeko Chiba, Japanese seiyū August 26 - Morris Peterson, American basketball player August 26 - Liam Botham, Hampshire cricketer and rugby league player August 27 - Deco, Portuguese footballer August 27 - Mase, American rapper August 29 - John Patrick O'Brien, American footballer August 29 - Aaron Rowand, American baseball player August 29 - Devean George, American basketball player August 29 - Roy Oswalt, American baseball player August 29 - Charlie Pickering, Australian comedian August 29 - Jo Weil, German actor August 30 - Shaun Alexander, American football player August 30 - Marlon Byrd, American baseball player August 30 - Elden Henson, American actor August 30 - Kamil Kosowski, Polish footballer August 30 - Jens Ludwig, German guitarist August 31 - Jeff Hardy, American professional wrestler August 31 - Ian Harte, Irish footballer August 31 - Craig Nicholls, Australian musician (The Vines) September 1 - Aaron Schobel, American football player September 1 - Raffaele Giammaria, Italian racing driver September 1 - Shoshana Bean, American stage actress September 1 - Aamir Ali, Indian television actor September 1 - David Albelda, Spanish footballer September 2 - Ramiro Muñoz, Colombian musician September 2 - Frédéric Kanouté, Malian footballer September 3 - Rui Marques, Angolan footballer September 3 - Olof Mellberg, Swedish footballer September 3 - Nate Robertson, American baseball player September 4 - Sun-Woo Kim, Korean Major League Baseball player September 4 - Lucie Silvas, English musician September 5 - Rosevelt Colvin, American football player September 5 - Joseba Etxeberria, Spanish football winger September 5 - Minoru Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler September 5 - Alexey Harkov, Russian bassist (Kipelov September 5 - Nazr Mohammed, American Basketball player September 6 - Kiyoshi Hikawa, Japanese enka singer September 7 - Nora Greenwald, American professional wrestler September 7 - Gianluca Grava, Italian footballer September 7 - Jon Macken, British Footballer September 8 - Jay McKee, Canadian hockey player September 9 - Chae Jung-an, South Korean actress and singer September 9 - Soulja Slim, American rapper (d. 2003) September 9 - Kyle Snyder, American baseball player September 11 - Ludacris, American rapper September 11 - Matthew Stevens, Welsh snooker player September 11 - Jon Buckland, British guitarist (Coldplay) September 12 - Nathan Bracken, Australian cricketer September 12 - Grant Denyer, Australian television personality and TV Host September 12 - Jeff Irwin, American musician September 12 - James McCartney, British musician and son of ex-Beatle Paul McCartney September 12 - Idan Raichel, Israeli musician September 12 - David Thompson, English footballer September 13 - Fiona Apple, American singer September 13 - Ivan De Battista, Maltese Actor September 13 - Daisuke Tsuda, Japanese singer (Maximum the Hormone) September 15 - Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter September 15 - Sophie Dahl, English model September 15 - Leander Jordan, National Football League offensive lineman September 15 - Marisa Ramirez, American actress September 15 - Jason Terry, American basketball player September 15 - Tom Hardy, British actor September 17 - Simone Perrotta, Italian football player September 18 - Li Tie, Chinese footballer September 19 - Ryan Dusick, American drummer (Maroon 5) September 19 - Akash Chopra, Indian cricketer September 20 - Namie Amuro, Japanese pop singer September 21 - Brian Tallet, American baseball player September 22 - Paul Sculthorpe, English rugby league footballer September 23 - Rachael Yamagata, American singer and songwriter September 23 - Matthieu Descoteaux, Canadian ice hockey player September 23 - Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress (d. 2008) September 24 - Frank Fahrenhorst, German footballer September 25 - Clea DuVall, American actress September 25 - Mike Krahulik, Illustrator September 25 - Wil Nieves, Puerto Rican baseball player September 26 - Kaylynn, American porn star September 27 - Andrus Värnik, Estonian javelin thrower September 28 - Young Jeezy, American Rapper September 28 - Se Ri Pak, Korean golfer September 29 - Won Bin, South Korean actor September 29 - Wade Brookbank, Canadian ice hockey player September 29 - Debelah Morgan, American R&B singer September 29 - Jake Westbrook, American baseball player September 30 - Maia Brewton, American actress September 30 - Roy Carroll, Northern Irish footballer September 30 - Sun Jihai, Chinese footballer October 1 - Jeffrey van Hooydonk, Belgian race car driver October 6 - Daniel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player October 6 - Shimon Gershon, Israeli footballer October 6 - Vladimir Manchev, Bulgarian footballer October 6 - Wes Ramsey, American actor October 7 - Brandon Quinn, American actor October 7 - Meighan Desmond, New Zealand actress October 8 - Anne-Caroline Chausson, French mountain-bike rider October 8 - Erna Siikavirta, Finnish musician (Lordi) October 9 - Brian Roberts, American baseball player October 11 - Matthew Bomer, American actor October 11 - Desmond Mason, American basketball player October 11 - Ty Wigginton, American baseball player October 12 - Jessica Barker, Canadian actress October 12 - Bode Miller, American alpine ski-racer October 12 - Javier Toyo, Venezuelan footballer October 12 - Jay Jenkins, American rapper also known as "Young Jeezy" October 13 - Gareth Batty, English cricketer October 13 - Paul Pierce, American basketball player October 13 - Kiele Sanchez, American actress October 14 - Kelly Schumacher, Canadian basketball player October 14 - Bianca Beauchamp, adult model October 14 - Jonathan Kerrigan, English actor October 14 - Tina Dico, Danish singer-songwriter October 15 - Masato Kawabata, Japanese racing driver October 15 - Erin McKeown, American musician October 15 - David Trezeguet, French football player October 15 - Patricio Urrutia, Ecuadorian footballer October 16 - John Mayer, American musician October 17 - Dudu Aouate, Israeli footballer October 17 - Bryan Bertino, American film director and screenwriter October 18 - Ryan Nelsen, New Zealand footballer October 18 - David Vuillemin, Pro Motocross Rider October 19 - Louis-José Houde, Canadian stand-up comic October 19 - Jason Reitman, Canadian filmmaker October 19 - Raúl Tamudo, Spanish footballer October 20 - Matt Jansen, English footballer October 20 - Leila Josefowicz, Canadian classical violinist October 20 - Sam Witwer, American actor October 24 - Iván Kaviedes, Ecuadoran footballer October 25 - Birgit Prinz, German footballer October 26 - Jon Heder, American actor October 27 - Jiří Jarosík, Czech footballer October 27 - Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan cricketer October 29 - Brendan Fehr, Canadian actor October 30 - Jason Adelman, American actor October 30 - Eefke Mulder, Dutch hockey-international October 31 - Sylviane Félix, French athlete October 31 - Séverine Ferrer, French singer November 2 - Jason Cerbone, American actor (The Sopranos) November 2 - Randy Harrison, American actor November 3 - Aria Giovanni, American model November 4 - Larry Bigbie, American baseball player November 4 - So Ji-sub, South Korean swimmer November 4 - Tonicha Jeronimo, British actress November 5 - Brittney Skye, American pornographic actress November 5 - Richard Wright, English footballer November 6 - Patrícia Tavares, Portuguese actress November 8 - Jully Black, Canadian R&B singer November 8 - Nick Punto, American baseball player November 10 - Brittany Murphy, American actress November 10 - Matt Cepicky, American baseball player November 11 - Ben Hollioake, English cricketer (d. 2002) November 11 - Maniche, Portuguese footballer November 12 - Dalene Kurtis, American Playboy model November 12 - Benni McCarthy, South African footballer November 13 - Chanel Cole, Australian singer November 13 - Huang Xiaoming, Chinese actor and singer November 14 - Obie Trice, American rapper November 15 - Sean Murray, American actor November 15 - Peter Phillips, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II November 15 - Logan Whitehurst, American musician (d. 2006) November 16 - Oksana Baiul, Ukrainian figure skater November 16 - Maggie Gyllenhaal, American actress November 16 - Mauricio Ochmann, Mexican actor November 17 - Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer November 18 - Trent Barrett, Australian rugby league footballer November 18 - Fabolous, American rapper November 19 - Kerri Strug, American gymnast November 20 - Rudy Charles, American professional wrestling referee November 20 - Josh Turner, American singer November 21 - Bruno Berner, Swiss footballer November 21 - Myles Heskett, Australian musician (Wolfmother) November 21 - Jonas Jennings, American football player November 21 - Tobias Sammet, German singer (Edguy) November 22 - Michael Preston, English footballer November 23 - Myriam Boileau, Canadian diver November 23 - Adam Eaton, American baseball player November 24 - Colin Hanks, American actor November 25 - Guillermo Cañas, Argentine tennis player November 25 - Marcus Marshall, Australian racing driver November 26 - Ivan Basso, Italian bicyclist November 26 - John Parrish, American baseball player November 26 - Paris Lenon, American football player November 27 - Mika Tan, American pornographic actress November 28 - DeMya Walker, American basketball player November 28 - Greg Somerville, New Zealand rugby union footballer November 28 - Fabio Grosso, Italian footballer November 28 - Gavin Rae, Scottish footballer November 29 - Maria Petrova, Russian figure skater November 30 - Iván Guerrero, Honduran footballer November 30 - Kazumi Saitoh, Japanese baseball player November 30 - Olivier Schoenfelder, French ice dancer December 1 - Brad Delson, American guitarist (Linkin Park) December 1 - Jared Fogle, American Subway spokesperson December 2 - Siyabonga Nomvethe, South African footballer plays for Aalborg BK December 3 - Chad Durbin, American baseball player December 3 - Adam Małysz, Polish ski-jumper December 3 - Troy Evans, American football player December 4 - Big Pokey, American rapper December 6 - Kevin Cash, American baseball player December 6 - Andrew Flintoff, English cricketer December 6 - Paul McVeigh, Irish footballer December 7 - Dominic Howard, English drummer (Muse) December 7 - Eric Chavez, American baseball player December 8 - Elsa Benítez, Mexican supermodel December 8 - Sébastien Chabal, French rugby union footballer December 8 - Ryan Newman, American NASCAR driver December 9 - Saskia Garel, Canadian actress December 9 - Shayne Graham, American football player December 9 - Imogen Heap, English singer-songwriter December 10 - Emmanuelle Chriqui, Canadian actress December 11 - Mark Streit, Swiss ice hockey player December 12 - Nicole, Erica and Jaclyn Dahm December 12 - Bridget Hall, American supermodel December 12 - Orlando Hudson, American baseball player December 12 - Colin White, Canadian ice hockey player December 13 - Sascha Kindred, British Paralympic swimmer December 13 - Peter Stringer, Irish rugby union footballer December 14 - KaDee Strickland, American actress December 15 - Dave Mackintosh, Scottish Drummer (Dragonforce) December 16 - Éric Bélanger, Canadian ice hockey player December 16 - Sylvain Distin, French footballer December 17 - Arnaud Clement, French tennis player December 18 - José Acevedo, Dominican baseball player December 18 - Lindsay Armaou, Irish Singer December 19 - Jorge Garbajosa, Spanish basketball player December 20 - Saukrates, Canadian rapper December 21 - Toby Rand Lead Singer for Juke Kartel, December 22 - Steve Kariya, Canadian ice hockey player December 23 - Alge Crumpler, American football player December 23 - Jari Mäenpää, Finnish guitarist and singer December 23 - Paul Shirley, American basketball player December 25 - Jim Greco, American skateboarder December 25 - Uhm Ji-won, South Korean actress December 25 - Israel Vasquez, Current WBC Super bantamweight champion December 27 - Jacqueline Pillon, Canadian actress December 28 - Shane Elford, Australian rugby league player December 29 - Katherine Moennig, American actress December 29 - Jimmy Journell, American baseball player December 30 - Laila Ali, American boxer December 30 - Grant Balfour, Australian baseball player December 30 - Scott Lucas, Australian rules footballer December 30 - Kenyon Martin, American basketball player December 30 - Kazuyuki Toda, Japanese footballer December 31 - Wardy Alfaro, Costa Rican footballer December 31 - Donald Trump Jr., son of Donald Trump and Ivana Trump
January 2 - Errol Garner, American musician (b. 1921) January 12 - Henri-Georges Clouzot, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1907) January 14 - Peter Finch, English-born actor (b. 1916) January 14 - Anaïs Nin, French author (b. 1903) January 21 - Sandro Penna, Italian poet (b. 1906) January 23 - Toots Shor, New York restaurateur (b. 1903) January 29 - Buster Nupen, South African cricketer (b. 1902) January 29 - Freddie Prinze, American actor and comedian (b. 1954) February 4 - Brett Halliday, American writer (b. 1904) February 8 - Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and ethnomusicologist (b. 1901) February 16 - Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (b. 1897) February 18 - Andy Devine, American actor (b. 1905) February 19 - Mike González, Cuban baseball player (b. 1890) February 27 - John Dickson Carr, American author (b. 1905) February 28 - Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, American actor (b. 1905) March 4 - Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (b. 1951) March 4 - Toma Caragiu, Romanian actor (b. 1925) March 5 - Tom Pryce, Welsh Formula One driver (b. 1949) March 10 - E. Power Biggs, English-born American organist (b. 1906) March 11 - Alberto Rodriguez Larreta, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934) March 15 - Antonino Rocca, Argentine professional wrestler March 15 - Hubert Aquin, Quebec novelist March 16 - Kamal Jumblatt, leader of the Lebanese Druze (b. 1917) March 18 - José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1944) March 27 - Diana Hyland, American actress (b. 1936) March 30 - Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (b. 1929) April 11 - Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter (b. 1900) April 21 - Gummo Marx, American actor and comedian (b. 1892) April 27 - Stanley Adams, American actor (b. 1915) May 9 - James Jones, American writer (b. 1921) May 10 - Joan Crawford, American actress (b. 1905) May 25 - Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (b. 1904) May 26 - William Powell, American singer (The O'Jays) (b. 1942) May 31 - William Castle, American film director (b. 1914) June 2 - Stephen Boyd, Northern Irish actor (b. 1931) June 3 - Archibald Vivian Hill, English physiologist June 3 - Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director (b. 1906) June 13 - Matthew Garber, British child actor (Mary Poppins) (b. 1956) June 14 - Robert Middleton, American actor (b. 1911) June 19 - Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist (b. 1933) June 22 - Peter Laughner, American singer July 2 - Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-born writer (b. 1899) July 20 - Gary Kellgren, American music producer (b. 1939) August 1 - Gary Powers, American spy plane pilot (b. 1929) August 3 - Alfred Lunt, American actor (b. 1892) August 8 - Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian August 16 - Elvis Presley, American singer and actor (b. 1935) August 19 - Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (b. 1890) August 22 - Sebastian Cabot, English-born actor (b. 1918) August 24 - Buddy O'Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916) August 29 - Jean Hagen, American actress (b. 1923) August 29 - Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver (b. 1945) September 1 - Ethel Waters, American singer (b. 1896) September 4 - Jean Rostand, French biologist (b. 1894) September 4 - Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek musician (b. 1899) September 5 - Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and wallon militant (b. 1897) September 8 - Zero Mostel, American actor (b. 1915) September 12 - Robert Lowell American poet, (b.1917) September 16 - Marc Bolan, English musician (b. 1947) September 16 - Maria Callas, Greek-American soprano (b. 1923) September 30 - Mary Ford, American singer (Les Paul and Mary Ford) (b. 1924) October 8 - Giorgos Papasideris, Greek country singer October 10 - Angelo Muscat, Maltese actor (b. 1930) October 11 - MacKinlay Kantor, American author (b. 1904) October 14 - Bing Crosby, American singer and actor (b. 1903) October 18 - Red Army Faction Stammheim Prison suicides, October 18 - Andreas Baader, (b. 1943) October 18 - Gudrun Ensslin, (b. 1940) October 18 - Jan-Carl Raspe, (b. 1944) October 27 - James M. Cain, American novelist (b. 1892) November 5 - René Goscinny, French comic book writer (b. 1926) November 8 - Bucky Harris, American baseball player (b. 1896) November 9 - Fred Haney, American baseball player (b. 1898) November 11 - Greta Keller, Vienna-born cabaret singer and actress (b. 1903) November 11 - Abraham Sarmiento, Jr. November 13 - Ingrid Schubert, German terrorist (b. 1944) November 18 - Victor Francen, Belgian actor (b. 1888) November 28 - Trevor Bardette, American actor (b. 1902) November 28 - Bob Meusel, American baseball player (b. 1896) November 30 - Terrence Rattigan, British writer and playwright (b. 1911) December 16 - Risto Jarva, Finnish filmmaker (b. 1934) December 24 - Samael Aun Weor, Columbian writer (b. 1917) December 25 - Charlie Chaplin, English actor (b. 1889) December 26 - Howard Hawks, American film director and writer (b. 1896) December 31 - Sabah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, ruler of Kuwait (b. 1924)
January 3 - Apple Computer is incorporated. January 15 - The Kälvesta air disaster kills 22 people, the worst air crash in Sweden's history. January 17 - Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by a firing squad in Utah, ending a ten-year moratorium on Capital punishment in the United States. January 18 - Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease. January 18 - Australia's worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83. January 19 - President Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (a.k.a. "Tokyo Rose"). January 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. January 21 - President Jimmy Carter pardons nearly all American Vietnam War draft evaders, some of whom had emigrated to Canada. January 24 - Massacre of Atocha in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy. February 18 - The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle goes on its maiden "flight" while sitting on top of a Boeing 747. March 4 - The 1977 Bucharest Earthquake in southern and eastern Europe kills more than 1,500. March 4 - The first Cray-1 supercomputer is shipped to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico. March 9 - The 1977 Hanafi Muslim Siege: Approximately a dozen armed Hanafi Muslims take over three buildings in Washington, D.C., killing two people and taking more than 130 hostages. The hostage situation ends two days later. March 10 - Rings of Uranus: Astronomers discover rings around Uranus. March 11 - The 1977 Hanafi Muslim Siege: more than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hanafi Muslims are set free after ambassadors from three Islamic nations join negotiations. March 16 - Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War. March 26 - Focus on the Family is founded by Dr. James Dobson March 27 - Tenerife disaster: Two Boeing 747 airliners collide on a foggy runway on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 583 (all 248 on KLM and 335 on Pan Am) and 61 survived on the Pan Am flight. April 7 - German Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light. April 27 - 28 people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster. April 28 - The Red Army Faction trial ends, with Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe found guilty of four counts of murder and more than 30 counts of attempted murder. April 28 - The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed. May 1 - 36 people are killed in Taksim Square, Istanbul, during the Labour Day celebrations. May 23 - Two terrorist actions unfold in The Netherlands: several dozen hostages are taken on board a train, and about 100 others (mostly children) are held at a school. The train siege lasts until June 11. May 25 - Star Wars is released. It rapidly becomes a cult classic and is the start of a six-movie franchise. May 26 - George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City's World Trade Center. May 28 - In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside. May 31 - The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System completed. June 5 - A coup takes place in Seychelles. June 5 - The Apple II, the first practical personal computer, goes on sale. June 6 - Apple Computer's first mass produced microcomputer product, the Apple II goes on sale. June 7 - 500 million people watch on television as the high day of Jubilee gets underway for Queen Elizabeth II. June 10 - James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee, but is recaptured on June 13. June 10 - Apple Computer ships its first Apple II personal computer. June 13 - Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison three days before. June 16 - Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates. June 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. June 27 - France grants independence to Djibouti. June 30 - Virginia Wade wins the Ladies Singles title at Wimbledon, the last British champion at the All England Club to date. July 3 - The Senegalese Republican Movement (MRS) is founded. July 5 - Military coup in Pakistan Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto the very first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan overthrown. July 8 - The ashes of Ahn Eak-tai, a Korean conductor and the composer of the national anthem Aegukga, are transferred from the island of Majorca to the Korean National Cemetery. July 11 - Martin Luther King Jr. is posthumously awarded the Medal of Freedom. July 20 - Johnstown is hit by a flash flood that kills eighty and causes $350 million in damage. July 20 - The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments. July 21 - The start of a four day long Libyan-Egyptian War takes place. July 22 - Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power. July 24 - End of a four day long Libyan-Egyptian War. July 26 - The National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government. August 1 - Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he was flying in Los Angeles August 3 - United States Senate Hearing on MKULTRA. August 4 - US President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy. August 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. August 10 - In Yonkers, New York, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam") is arrested for a series of killings in the New York City area over the period of one year. August 12 - The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise. August 15 - The Big Ear, a radio telescope operated by The Ohio State University as part of the SETI project, receives a radio signal from deep space; the event is named the "Wow! signal" from the notation made by a volunteer on the project. August 18 - Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 in King William's Town, South Africa. He would later die of the injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to South Africa's apartheid policies. August 20 - Voyager Program: NASA launches the Voyager 2 spacecraft. August 23 - The Gossamer Condor wins the Kremer prize for human powered flight. August 26 - The Charter of the French Language is adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec September 5 - Hanns Martin Schleyer, is kidnapped in Cologne, West Germany by the Red Army Faction and is later murdered. September 5 - Voyager program: Voyager 1 is launched after a brief delay. September 7 - The Torrijos-Carter Treaties between Panama and the United States on the status of the Panama Canal are signed. The United States agrees to transfer control of the canal to Panama at the end of the 20th century. September 10 - Hamida Djandoubi, convicted for torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France. September 12 - South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko is killed in police custody. September 18 - Voyager I takes first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together. September 20 - The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations. September 27 - The 300 metre tall CKVR-TV transmission tower in Barrie, Ontario, Canada is hit by a light aircraft in a fog, causing it to collapse. All aboard the aircraft are killed. September 30 - Due to US budget cuts and dwindling power reserves, the Apollo program's ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down. September 30 - Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmeña III successfully escapes from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines. October 6 - In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed. October 6 - The first prototype of the MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight. October 7 - The adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution. October 13 - Four Palestinians hijack Lufthansa Flight 181 to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction. October 17 - German Autumn: Four days after it was hijacked, Lufthansa Flight 181 lands in Mogadishu, Somalia, where a team of German GSG 9 commandos later rescues all remaining hostages on board. October 18 - German Autumn: a set of events revolving around the kidnapping of Hanns-Martin Schleyer and the hijacking of a Lufthansa flight by the Red Army Faction (RAF) comes to an end when Schleyer is executed and various RAF members allegedly commit suicide. The West German government states that it would never again negotiate with terrorists. October 20 - A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot. October 21 - The European Patent Institute is founded. October 24 - Veterans Day is observed on the fourth Monday in October for the seventh and last time. (The holiday is once again observed on November 11 beginning the following year.) October 25 - Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0. October 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. November 6 - The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls Bible College near Toccoa, Georgia, fails, killing 39. November 8 - Manolis Andronikos, a Greek archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina. November 19 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets with Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement. November 19 - Transportes Aereos Portugueses Boeing 727 crashes in Madeira islands killing 130. November 21 - Minister of Internal Affairs Hon Allan Highet announces that 'the national anthems of New Zealand shall be the traditional anthem "God Save the Queen" and the poem "God Defend New Zealand", written by Thomas Bracken, as set to music by John Joseph Woods, both being of equal status as national anthems appropriate to the occasion. November 22 - British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service. November 22 - First three nodes of the ARPAnet are connected, in what would eventually become the Internet. November 25 - Former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. was found "guilty" by the Philippine Military Commission No. 2 and was sentenced to death by firing squad. November 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. December 2 - The first World Series Cricket "supertest" match played between Australia and West Indies December 4 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 653 is hijacked and crashes in Tanjong Kupang, Johor, killing 100. December 5 - Egypt breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and South Yemen. The move is in retaliation for the Declaration of Tripoli against Egypt. December 6 - South Africa grants independence to Bophuthatswana, although it is not recognized by any other country. December 13 - A DC-3 aircraft chartered from the Indianapolis-based National Jet crashes near Evansville Regional Airport, killing 29, including the University of Evansville basketball team, support staff and boosters of the team. December 25 - Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin meets in Egypt with President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat. December 30 - For the second time, Ted Bundy escapes from his cell in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.