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
  • 18 May 1977 Likud party wins the 1977 Israeli legislative election, with Menachem Begin, its founder, as the sixth Prime Minister of Israel.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Southern Nights
  2. - Hotel California
  3. - When I Need You
  4. - Sir Duke
  5. - Don't Leave Me This Way

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest
  2. - Free
  3. - Ain't Gonna Bump No More
  4. - The Shuffle
  5. - Lucille


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in May 1977?

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.

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

The Thorn Birds


"Beautiful....Compelling entertainment."--New York Times"A heart-rending epic...truly marvelous."--Chicago TribuneOne of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough's sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall …

Changing by Liv Ullmann




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.

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