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World Series Champions: New York Yankees.
They defeated the LA Dodgers.
Reggie Jackson became known as Mister October.
Pele played his last game at the Meadowlands in New
Jersey. He played the first half for the New York Cosmos
and the second half for his original Brazilian club, Santos.
On May 11, Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves
In the Sugar Bowl, the Pitt Panthers defeated the
Georgia Bulldogs, 27 to 3.
Tony Dorsett was Pitt’s running back and won the
Marquette wins the NCAA tournament defeating North
Bernard Thevenet of France won the Tour de France.
He was caught later that year taking drugs at the Paris-
Nice Race. Lance Armstrong is six years old.
The Super Bowl XI Champions were the Oakland
Raiders over the Minnesota Vikings.
The MVP was Fred Biletnikoff, Wide Receiver for
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1977: $125,000.
Lead dogs Andy and Old Buddy led human Rick
Swenson to win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
Cool Gus approves.
Tom Watson wins the Masters and the British Open.
He is the PGA Tour money leader earning $310,653
Hubert Green wins the US Open.
Lanny Wadkins wins the PGA Championship.
Seattle Slew wins all three Triple Crown races:
The Kentucky Derby
The horse was named after the owners’ hometown and
the sloughs once used to transport logs, changed to
Slew. They were a former lumberjack and flight attendant
who bought the horse for $17,500.
The Montreal Canadians defeated the Boston Bruins 4
games to 0 to win the Stanley Cup.
Grand Slam Men’s:
French Open— Guillermo Vilas
US Open—Guillermo Vilas
Grand Slam Women’s:
French Open—Mima Jausovec
US Open—Chris Evert
The first "High Five" that is widely acknowledged
occurred on October 2, 1977 between two members of
the Los Angeles Dodgers, Glen Burke and Dusty Baker.
Was Nike's "Just Do It" slogan inspired by the last words
of Gary Gilmore, “Let’s do it” which he spoke just before
being executed by firing squad?
On 1 February 1977, Hillsdale High School defeats
Person High School 2-0 in basketball.
Carl Yarborough wins the Daytona 500.
The Kingdome opens in Seattle and the Mariners lose
their first game.
Jerome Dayton of Canada and Miki Gorman of the US
win the Boston Marathon.
The Portland Trailblazers, led by Bill Walton, defeat the
Philadelphia 76ers, led by Dr. J, to win the NBA
Championship four games to two.
On 21 April Billy Martin pulls the Yankee starting line up
out of a hat.
They beat the Blue Jays 8-6.
On 20 November 1977, Walter Payton rushes for an NFL
Record 275 yards.
Ricky Bell from USC is the #1 pick of the NFL draft by the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Dallas Cowboys pick future Hall of Fame Tony
Dorsett with pick #2.
Lester Hays is picked #126 by the Raids.
Joe Klecko #144 by the Jets.
16 May 1977, Muhammad Ali defeats Alfredo Evangelist
in 15 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title.
On 29 May 1977, Janet Guthrie is the 1st woman to drive
in the Indianapolis 500.
On 15 June, just prior to the start of New York Minute,
the New York Mets trade Tom Seaver to the Reds.
Fans are disgusted.
On 2 September, transexual Rene Richards, who fought
for over a year for the right to play, is defeated by Virginia
Wade at the US Open.
On 18 June, just prior to the state of New York Minute,
Reggie Jackson and Billy Martin get into an altercation in
the dugout at Fenway Park.
New York City. 1970s.
Jack Reacher meets the Equalizer
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