Saturday December 24, 1977, Christmas Eve
US date format: 12/24/1977, UK date format: 24/12/1977
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 24, 1977). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Michael Raymond-James and Gil Seong-joon.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees.
In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits.
Opening Night, directed by John Cassavetes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Professionals.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blackjack or Boot Hill.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 24, 1977?
- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
- Samael Aun Weor: Columbian writer (Born 1917).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 24, 1977?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou
- L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
- Linda Ronstadt - It's So Easy
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
- Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
- Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady
- Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
Sport Games on December 24, 1977
- Oakland Raiders - Baltimore Colts : 37 - 31
- Pittsburgh Steelers - Denver Broncos : 21 - 34
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 24If December 24, 1977 is your birthday you're 42 years, 9 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 23 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on December 24, 1977?
On December 24, 1977 the day of the week was Saturday.
What zodiac sign is December 24, 1977?
On December 24, 1977 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on December 24, 1977?
On December 24, 1977 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 24, 1977?
On December 24, 1977 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).
Who was the Pope on December 24, 1977?
On December 24, 1977 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 24, 1977?
On December 24, 1977 several famous people were born including, Michael Raymond-James, Gil Seong-joon, Irvin Mayfield.
Which famous people died on December 24, 1977?
Famous people died on December 24, 1977 include, Samael Aun Weor.
What was the number one song in December 24, 1977?
The number one song in the week of December 24, 1977 was How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees in US and Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings in UK.
What were the top hits on December 24, 1977?
The top hits on December 24, 1977 were How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees, You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone, Blue Bayou by Linda Ronstadt in US and Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings, Floral Dance by The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band in UK.