Saturday December 31, 1977, NewYear’s Eve

US date format: 12/31/1977, UK date format: 31/12/1977

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 31, 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 Psy (entertainer) and Didi Schackman. 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. Coma, directed by Michael Crichton, 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 Video Olympics or Space Wars.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.

Events

  • Bubbling Brown Sugar closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 766 performances
  • Man of La Mancha closes at Palace Theater NYC after 124 performances
  • WFAT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • Donald Woods, a banned white editor flees South Africa.
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Movies

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Coma

Coma

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Geneviève Bujold, Elizabeth Ashley

Country: United States of America

Opening Night

Opening Night

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell

The Black Panther

The Black Panther

Directed by: Ian Merrick

Starring: Donald Sumpter, Debbie Farrington, Marjorie Yates, Sylvia O'Donnell

High Anxiety

High Anxiety

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman

Country: United States of America

Death Bed: The Bed That Eats

Death Bed: The Bed That Eats

Directed by: George Barry

Starring: Demene Hall, William Russ, Julie Ritter, Linda Bond

TV Series

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The Professionals

The Professionals

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Starring: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Newcomers

The Newcomers

Directed by: James Allen Bradley

On Our Own

On Our Own

Directed by: Lyman Dayton

Abarenbô Shôgun

Abarenbô Shôgun

Starring: Ken Matsudaira, Shinya Hashimoto

Country: Japan

Blake's 7

Blake's 7

Days to next December 31

If December 31, 1977 is your birthday you're 42 years, 9 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

The Thorn Birds

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“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.”—New York Times“A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.”—Chicago TribuneOne of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall …

Dynasty by Robert S. Elegant

Dynasty

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A story of three generations of the Sekloongs, Hong Kong merchant princes. The narrative follows the lives of the Sekloong brothers who are divided by ambition and adultery in a country

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

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This is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist's diary for the year 1906. Edith Holden recorded in words and paintings the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons of the year.

The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

The Amityville Horror

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In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers,

The Immigrants by Howard Fast

The Immigrants

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The first book in bestselling author Howard Fast's beloved family saga "A most wonderful book...there hasn't been a novel in years that can do a job on readers' emotions that the

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Depthcharge

Depthcharge

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin Taito

Video Olympics

Video Olympics

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Space Wars

Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Baseball

Baseball

Platform: RCA Studio II

Genre: Sport

Publisher: RCA

Circus

Circus

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 31, 1977?

On December 31, 1977 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is December 31, 1977?

On December 31, 1977 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 31, 1977?

On December 31, 1977 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 31, 1977?

On December 31, 1977 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 31, 1977?

On December 31, 1977 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 31, 1977?

On December 31, 1977 several famous people were born including, Psy (entertainer), Didi Schackman, Charline Vanhoenacker.

Which famous people died on December 31, 1977?

Famous people died on December 31, 1977 include, Nora Marlowe, Sabah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah.

What was the number one song in December 31, 1977?

The number one song in the week of December 31, 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 31, 1977?

The top hits on December 31, 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, Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul, Uptown Top Ranking by Althia & Donna in UK.


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