March 1977 calendar

March 1977

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1977?


  • 01 Mar 1977 Bank of America adopts the name VISA for their credit cards.
  • 02 Mar 1977 1st time Jay Leno appears on Tonight Show
  • 03 Mar 1977 Ice Pairs Champs at Tokyo won by Irina Rodnina / Alexandr Zaitsev
  • 04 Mar 1977 Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541
  • 05 Mar 1977 Formula One driver Tom Pryce dies after colliding with a track marshal at the South African Grand Prix in Kyalami.
  • 07 Mar 1977 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin meets US President Jimmy Carter.
  • 08 Mar 1977 Henry L Marsh III elected Mayor of Richmond
  • 09 Mar 1977 Hanafi Moslems invade 3 buildings in Washington DC, siege ended March 11th
  • 10 Mar 1977 Rings of Uranus: Astronomers discover rings around Uranus.
  • 11 Mar 1977 Muslims hold 130 hostages in Washington DC.
  • 12 Mar 1977 The Centenary Test between Australia and England begins at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • 13 Mar 1977 Dennis Lillee takes 6-26, England all out 95 in Centenary Test.
  • 15 Mar 1977 Eight is Enough premiers on ABC-TV
  • 16 Mar 1977 US President Jimmy Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland.
  • 18 Mar 1977 Clash releases their 1st recording White Riot
  • 19 Mar 1977 Side by Side by Sondheim closes at Music Box NYC after 390 performances
  • 20 Mar 1977 Communists / socialists win French municipal elections
  • 22 Mar 1977 Uyl government falls
  • 26 Mar 1977 Elvis Costello releases his first record "Less Than Zero".
  • 27 Mar 1977 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby / Honda Civic Golf Classic
  • 28 Mar 1977 49th Academy Awards - Rocky, Peter Finch and Faye Dunaway win
  • 02 Mar 1977 Libya becomes the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya as the General People's Congress adopted the "Declaration on the Establishment of the Authority of the People".
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Music charts

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

  1. - Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)
  2. - Rich Girl
  3. - New Kid In Town
  4. - Fly Like An Eagle
  5. - Dancing Queen

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Chanson D'Amour
  2. - Knowing Me, Knowing You
  3. - Going In With My Eyes Open
  4. - Boogie Nights
  5. - Red Light Spells Danger


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1977?

How To Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong

How To Save Your Own Life


Erica Jong, like Isadora Wing her fictional doppelganger, was rich and famous, beautiful and brainy, and she enjoyed high-quality erotica in 1977, when this book was published for the first time.

Storm Warning by Jack Higgins

Storm Warning


A group of German ex-patriots in Brazil are forced to sail five thousand miles through turbulent waters during World War II. They must also face the death threats posed by American and British military power.

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.

Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

Sleeping Murder


Strange things began to happen soon after Gwenda moved in to her new house.

Changing by Liv Ullmann