Fans celebrate the victory of basketball team Maccabi Tel Aviv after winning the European Cup, 1977. Photo by Moshe Shai/FLASH90

• Maccabi Tel Aviv wins the European Basketball Championship.

• Israeli director Moshé Mizrahi wins an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for “Madame Rosa.”

• AfiMilk introduces the world’s first electronic milk meter.

• Rummikub, invented by a Romanian who immigrated to Israel in the 1930s, becomes the bestselling game in the United States.