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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1977?


Events

  • 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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Movies

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City of God

City of God

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Country: United States of America

The Pianist

The Pianist

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Country: United States of America

L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Country: United States of America

A Face in the Crowd

A Face in the Crowd

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Country: United States of America

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Directed by: Mansoor Khan

Starring: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1977?
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Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Your Erroneous Zones

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This best selling guide sends a simple but profound message - avoid the trap of negative thinking and master the art of self-actualization.

Roots by Alex Haley

Roots

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One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn’t been seen since the

Oliver'S Story by Erich Segal

Oliver'S Story

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Oliver loved Jenny. Now, two lonely years later, Jenny is gone and Oliver Barrett IV feels he will never love again--should never love again.

The Rich Are Different by Susan Howatch

The Rich Are Different

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Dinah Slade is a young Englishwoman of immense vitality, great sensual power, and fierce ambition. When the handsome and powerful Paul Van Zale commits the imprudence of falling in love with

How To Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong

How To Save Your Own Life

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Erica Jong--like Isadora Wing, her fictional doppelganger--was rich and famous, brainy and beautiful, and soaring high with erotica and marijuana in 1977, the year this book was first published.