May 1977 calendar

May 1977

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1977?


  • 01 May 1977 Empress Lilly dedicated
  • 02 May 1977 King & I opens at Uris Theater NYC for 719 performances
  • 03 May 1977 The light aircraft carrier ''HMS Invincible'' is launched at Barrow-in-Furness by Elizabeth II.
  • 04 May 1977 The Space Mountain attraction opens in Tomorrowland at Disneyland in California.
  • 06 May 1977 Beatles at Hollywood Bowl, released in the UK
  • 07 May 1977 Happy End opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 75 performances
  • 08 May 1977 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic.
  • 09 May 1977 Mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon
  • 11 May 1977 Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game
  • 12 May 1977 Emmy 4th Daytime Award presentation
  • 13 May 1977 Howard Stern begins broadcasting at WRNW, Briarcliff Manor, New York
  • 14 May 1977 Kansas City Royals' Jim Colborn no-hits the Texas Rangers, 6-0.
  • 15 May 1977 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic.
  • 16 May 1977 Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 round for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 17 May 1977 Menahem Begin's Likoed-party wins election in Israel.
  • 18 May 1977 Nightclub in Cincinnati fire kills 164
  • 19 May 1977 Smokey & the Bandit, premieres
  • 21 May 1977 Fiddler on the Roof closes at Winter Garden NYC after 167 performances
  • 22 May 1977 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic.
  • 23 May 1977 US Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals of Watergate wrong-doers H R Halderman, John Ehrlichman, and John Mitchell.
  • 24 May 1977 USSR President Podgorny resigns.
  • 25 May 1977 Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany released
  • 26 May 1977 Movie Star Wars debuts
  • 27 May 1977 New York City fines George Willig 1 cent for each of 110 stories of the World Trade Center he climbed.
  • 28 May 1977 In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside.
  • 29 May 1977 Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indy 500
  • 30 May 1977 Cleveland Indians' Dennis Eckersley no-hits California Angels, 2-0.
  • 31 May 1977 Beatlemania opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 920 performances

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A Special Day

A Special Day

Release year: 1977

Directed by: Ettore Scola

Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon, Françoise Berd



Release year: 1977

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens Scheitz, Wilhelm von Homburg

The Duellists

The Duellists

Release year: 1977

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Edward Fox

Country: United States of America

Amar Akbar Anthony

Amar Akbar Anthony

Release year: 1977

Directed by: Manmohan Desai

Starring: Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh


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Trinity by Leon Uris



Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that …

Everything You'Ve Always Wanted To Know About Energy But Were Too Weak To Ask by Naura Hayden

Everything You'Ve Always Wanted To Know About Energy But Were Too Weak To Ask


The simple secrets of body, mind, sex, and diet that power today's superstars! Naura Hayden, the ultimate optimist, a dynamo of new-found energy, shows how you too can be the supercharged,

East Wind, Rain by N. Richard Nash

East Wind, Rain



Passages by Gail Sheehy



At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow

Falconer by John Cheever



Stunning and brutally powerful, Falconer tells the story of a man named Farragut, his crime and punishment, and his struggle to remain a man in a universe bent on beating him