August 1977 calendar

August 1977

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1977: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1977?


  • 01 Aug 1977 Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he is flying in Los Angeles
  • 03 Aug 1977 Radio Shack issues a press release introducing TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered
  • 04 Aug 1977 President Carter establishes Department of Energy
  • 07 Aug 1977 Shenandoah closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 1,050 performances
  • 08 Aug 1977 Maurine Stuart, ordained as Zen priest by Eido Tai Shimano Roshi
  • 09 Aug 1977 Chris Old completes a century in 37 mins, Yorks vs. Warwicks
  • 10 Aug 1977 US and Panamana sign Panama Canal Zone accord
  • 11 Aug 1977 Geoff Boycott scores his 100th FC hundred, vs. Aust at Headingley
  • 12 Aug 1977 Space shuttle Enterprise makes first atmospheric flight.
  • 13 Aug 1977 1st test glide of shuttle
  • 14 Aug 1977 59th PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach, California
  • 15 Aug 1977 SS chief Kappler escapes from prison hospital in Rome
  • 17 Aug 1977 Russian nuclear sub Artika is 1st to North Pole
  • 18 Aug 1977 2 girls are killed by a runaway car outside of Graceland
  • 19 Aug 1977 Julius (Groucho) Marx, comedian (Marx Bros), dies in Los Angeles at age 86.
  • 20 Aug 1977 NASA launches Voyager 2 towards Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
  • 21 Aug 1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
  • 23 Aug 1977 Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in German DR
  • 26 Aug 1977 Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77
  • 27 Aug 1977 Chicago closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 947 performances
  • 28 Aug 1977 Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • 31 Aug 1977 Spyros Kyprianou appointed President of Cyprus
  • 03 Aug 1977 Tandy Corporation announces the TRS-80, one of the world's first mass-produced personal computers.
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Music charts

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

  1. - I Just Want To Be Your Everything
  2. - Best Of My Love
  3. - I'm In You
  4. - (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher
  5. - My Heart Belongs To Me

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Angelo
  2. - I Feel Love
  3. - Float On
  4. - You Got What It Takes
  5. - Ma Baker


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1977?

It Didn'T Start With Watergate by Victor Lasky

It Didn'T Start With Watergate


Reprint of JFK: The Man and the Myth by the best-selling author. This book, which is meticulously documented, reveals the hypocrisy that has gripped the beltway as well as the streets.

Delta Of Venus by Anais Nin

Delta Of Venus


A collection of exotic and richly written erotica from Anais Nin, the mistress of erotica writing in Delta of Venus. Anais Nin creates a magical, lush world where her characters have the most universal of needs and the best of …

Illusions by Richard Bach



A man places his faith in his biplane's propeller in cloudy airspace between the Illinois cornfields and blue infinity. Richard Bach, a disillusioned writer who is also an itinerant barnstormer, believes that belief is as real and as true as …

Dynasty by Robert S. Elegant



Three generations of the Sekloongs are Hong Kong merchant princes. The story follows the lives and times of three generations of Sekloong brothers, who are split by ambition and adultery.

Falconer by John Cheever



Falconer's story is stunning and powerful. It tells the story about Farragut, his crime, punishment and struggle to be a man in an universe that wants him dead.