This Day In History
Thursday, December 13, 2018
On This Day

1977

Events

January 3, 1977

Apple Computer is incorporated.
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Apple Computer is incorporated. Apple Inc. formerly Apple Computer, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company's best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system; the iTunes media browser; the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software; the iWork suite of productivity software; Aperture, a professional photography package; Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio and film-industry software products; Logic Studio, a suite of music production tools; the Safari web browser; and iOS, a mobile operating system. As of July 2011, the company operates 357 retail stores in ten countries, and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. As of September 2011, Apple has recently been the largest publicly traded company in the world by market capitalization, and the largest technology company in the world by revenue and profit.
Apple

March 10, 1977

Astronomers discover rings around...
Astronomers discover rings around Uranus. The planet Uranus has a system of rings intermediate in complexity between the more extensive set around Saturn and the simpler systems around Jupiter and Neptune. The rings of Uranus were discovered on March 10, 1977, by James L. Elliot, Edward W. Dunham, and Douglas J. Mink. More than 200 years ago, William Herschel also reported observing rings (in 1789); some modern astronomers are skeptical that he could have actually seen them, as they are very dark and faint – others are not.
Rings of Uranus, Uranus, rings, space

November 22, 1977

British Airways inaugurates a...
British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service. Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde was a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner, a supersonic transport (SST). It was a product of an Anglo-French government treaty, combining the manufacturing efforts of Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued commercial flights for 27 years.
Concorde, airliner

Births

January 13, 1977
Orlando Bloom

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom is an English actor. He had his break-through roles in 2001 as the elf-prince Legolas in “The Lord of the Rings” and starring in 2003 as blacksmith Will Turner in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series, and subsequently established himself as a lead in Hollywood films, including “Elizabethtown” and “Kingdom of Heaven”.
November 10, 1977
Brittany Murphy

Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack, known professionally as Brittany Murphy, was an American actress and singer.

Deaths

April 11, 1977
Jacques Prevert

acques Prévert was a French poet and screenwriter. His poems became and remain very popular in the French-speaking world, particularly in schools. Some of the movies he wrote are extremely well regarded, with Les Enfants du Paradis considered one of the greatest films of all time.
June 16, 1977
Wernher von Braun

Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun was a German-born rocket scientist, aerospace engineer, space architect, and one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany during World War II and, subsequently, the United States.
August 16, 1977
Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".
December 25, 1977
Charlie Chaplin

Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin was an English comic actor, film director and composer best known for his work during the silent film era.
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