July 1977 calendar

July 1977

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1977?


  • 01 Jul 1977 84th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove
  • 03 Jul 1977 5th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Judy Rankin
  • 04 Jul 1977 Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie
  • 05 Jul 1977 Military coup in Pakistan: Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, is overthrown.
  • 07 Jul 1977 12,000 police occupy university in Mexico City
  • 08 Jul 1977 Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance
  • 09 Jul 1977 106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland
  • 10 Jul 1977 Happy End closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 75 performances
  • 11 Jul 1977 US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 12 Jul 1977 1st free flight test of space shuttle Enterprise
  • 13 Jul 1977 New York City: Amidst a period of financial and social turmoil experiences an electrical blackout lasting nearly 24 hours that leads to widespread fires and looting.
  • 14 Jul 1977 North Korea shoots down US helicopter, killing 3
  • 15 Jul 1977 Anti-drug campaigner Donald Mackay disappears near Griffith, New South Wales (presumed murdered).
  • 16 Jul 1977 Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad and Tobago, crowned 26th Miss Universe
  • 17 Jul 1977 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • 18 Jul 1977 Vietnam becomes member of UN
  • 19 Jul 1977 48th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-5 at Yankee Stadium, New York
  • 20 Jul 1977 Flash flood hits Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 80 and causing US$350 million damage.
  • 21 Jul 1977 Libyan-Egyptian border fights
  • 22 Jul 1977 Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power.
  • 23 Jul 1977 Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Muslims on hostage charges.
  • 24 Jul 1977 Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881
  • 26 Jul 1977 The National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government.
  • 27 Jul 1977 John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in US.
  • 28 Jul 1977 1st oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska
  • 30 Jul 1977 Left-wing German terrorists Susanne Albrecht, Dresdner-Bank.com chairman of the Dresdner Bank in Oberursel, West Germany.
  • 31 Jul 1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Pocono Northeast Golf Classic
  • 05 Jul 1977 The Pakistan Armed Forces under Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq seize power in Operation Fair Play and begin 11 years of martial law. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, is overthrown.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)
  2. - Undercover Angel
  3. - Da Doo Ron Ron
  4. - Looks Like We Made It
  5. - I Just Want To Be Your Everything

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - So You Win Again
  2. - I Feel Love
  3. - Fanfare For The Common Man
  4. - Angelo
  5. - You Got What It Takes


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1977?

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.

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 Chancellor Manuscript by Robert Ludlum

The Chancellor Manuscript


Did J. Edgar Hoover die a natural death? Or was he assassinated? A group of intellectuals known as Inver Brass discovers a grave threat to the country.

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

Condominium by John D. MacDonald



Condominium, a "first-rate entertainment," New York Daily News describes it as a narrative from a master of suspense. It is a panemacular novel by a master of suspense. The story follows the disappearance and sale of an American paradise.