February 1977 calendar

February 1977

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1977?


  • 01 Feb 1977 Heavy blizzard in New England claims 100 lives.
  • 02 Feb 1977 Radio Shack officially begins creating TRS-80 computer
  • 03 Feb 1977 Martin Dihigo John Lloyd elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 04 Feb 1977 Elevated train jumps track, crashes onto Chicago street (11 die, 200 hurt).
  • 05 Feb 1977 CB Savage by Rod Hart peaks at #67
  • 06 Feb 1977 Harley Race beats Terry Funk in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to become NWA wrestling champion.
  • 07 Feb 1977 Soyuz 24 launches with two cosmonauts.
  • 08 Feb 1977 Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sentenced due to
  • 10 Feb 1977 Party with Comden & Green opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • 11 Feb 1977 20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia, Canada (heaviest known crustacean).
  • 12 Feb 1977 Toronto Maple Leafs shutout Washington Capitals 10-0.
  • 13 Feb 1977 Guys & Dolls closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 239 performances
  • 15 Feb 1977 Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election.
  • 18 Feb 1977 George Harrison releases True Love
  • 19 Feb 1977 Shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner
  • 20 Feb 1977 My Fair Lady closes at St. James Theater NYC after 384 performances
  • 21 Feb 1977 74 Unification Church couples wed in New York City, New York.
  • 23 Feb 1977 Oscar Romero becomes Archbishop of San Salvador.
  • 24 Feb 1977 US President Jimmy Carter announces US foreign aid will consider human rights.
  • 25 Feb 1977 Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons
  • 26 Feb 1977 1st flight of Space Shuttle
  • 27 Feb 1977 Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada
  • 28 Feb 1977 Harbor strike in Rotterdam / Amsterdam ends
  • 18 Feb 1977 The Xinjiang 61st Regiment Farm fire started during Chinese New Year when a firecracker ignited the wreaths of late Mao Zedong, killing 694 personnel.[5][6] It remains the deadliest fireworks accidents in the world.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Torn Between Two Lovers
  2. - Blinded By The Light
  3. - New Kid In Town
  4. - Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)
  5. - Car Wash

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - When I Need You
  2. - Chanson D'Amour
  3. - Don't Cry For Me Argentina
  4. - Knowing Me, Knowing You
  5. - Don't Give Up On Us


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 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.

Raise The Titanic! by Clive Cussler

Raise The Titanic!


Dirk Pitt, a marine explorer, must rescue crucial material from the most notorious maritime disaster. This #1 New York Times bestseller is the result of orders from the Pentagon.

Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut



Slapstick is a humorous look at today's follies. It shows an apocalyptic vision through the eyes and ears of the King of Manhattan.

The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck

The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank


"She is a wonderful comedian, straight as a hypodermic and a virtuoso of the field suburban living Lovely stuff. "VOGUEIt is the expose to end all exposures--the truth about suburbia: where they planted trees

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.