April 1977 calendar

April 1977

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 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.

But much more happened on April 1977: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1977?


  • 01 Apr 1977 NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games.
  • 02 Apr 1977 Montreal Canadiens set NHL record of 34 straight home games without a loss.
  • 03 Apr 1977 Netherlands / Belgium / Luxembourg adopt summer time
  • 04 Apr 1977 Grundy, Virginia experienced a major flood that made around $15 million in damages to 228 residential and commercial structures. To date the town is still recovering.
  • 05 Apr 1977 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 06 Apr 1977 Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released
  • 07 Apr 1977 Toronto Blue Jays' first game, they beat Chicago Cubs 9-5.
  • 08 Apr 1977 Israel premier Yitzhak Rabin resigns.
  • 09 Apr 1977 Communist party legally allowed in Spain after 40 years.
  • 10 Apr 1977 Cleveland Indians set club record for longest, 9 inning game (3:17).
  • 11 Apr 1977 Ireland sets fishing zone at 50 miles.
  • 14 Apr 1977 US Supreme Court rules people may refuse to display state motto on car license.
  • 16 Apr 1977 Alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia
  • 17 Apr 1977 I Love My Wife opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 864 performances
  • 18 Apr 1977 Side by Side by Sondheim opens at Music Box NYC for 390 performances
  • 20 Apr 1977 Supreme Court rules Live Free or Die may be covered on NH licenses
  • 21 Apr 1977 Annie opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 2377 performances
  • 22 Apr 1977 Simon Peres becomes premier of Israel.
  • 23 Apr 1977 ADO The Hague soccer team forms.
  • 24 Apr 1977 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament.
  • 26 Apr 1977 New York's famed disco Studio 54 opens.
  • 27 Apr 1977 HCC, Hobby Computer Club, forms in the Netherlands
  • 28 Apr 1977 Andreas Baader and members of Baader-Meinhoff jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly two years in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • 29 Apr 1977 British Aerospace forms.
  • 30 Apr 1977 Party with Comden & Green closes at Morosco NYC after 92 performances
  • 04 Apr 1977 Southern Airways Flight 242 crashes in New Hope, Paulding County, Georgia, killing 72.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1977?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Rich Girl
  2. - Dancing Queen
  3. - Don't Give Up On Us
  4. - Don't Leave Me This Way
  5. - Southern Nights

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Knowing Me, Knowing You
  2. - I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest
  3. - Going In With My Eyes Open
  4. - Free
  5. - Red Light Spells Danger


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1977?

Passages by Gail Sheehy



This is your story. You will be able to recognize your family, friends and loved ones. You will see that every life crisis can be used as an opportunity to create change and growth.

A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion

A Book Of Common Prayer


Joan Didion writes with the telegraphic speed and microscopic sensitivity that make her one of our most respected journalists. She creates a sparkling novel of innocence, evil and wit.

The Users by Joyce Haber

The Users


This novel is a shocking look behind the scenes at New Hollywood, the world of politics, big business and the syndicate.

The Crash Of '79 by Paul E. Erdman

The Crash Of '79



Roots by Alex Haley



Roots, one of the most influential books and TV series, galvanized America and created a remarkable political, racial and cultural dialogue that had not been seen since the 1960s.