October 1977 calendar

October 1977

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1977?


  • 01 Oct 1977 Department Of Energy established
  • 02 Oct 1977 Dusty Baker 30th HR joins teammates Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), and Ron Cey (30) in make Dodgers 1st team to boast 4 30-HR hitters
  • 03 Oct 1977 Comedy with Music (Victor Borge) opens at Imperial NYC for 66 performances
  • 04 Oct 1977 Pier 39 opens in San Francisco, California.
  • 05 Oct 1977 Hair opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 43 performances
  • 06 Oct 1977 DL Coburns Gin Game, premieres in New York City
  • 07 Oct 1977 Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis
  • 08 Oct 1977 Largest baseball crowd in Pennsylvania, 64,924 see Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 in fourth National League championship game (Dodgers win pennant).
  • 09 Oct 1977 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic
  • 10 Oct 1977 11th Country Music Association Award: Ronnie Milsap wins
  • 11 Oct 1977 Soyuz 25 returns to Earth.
  • 12 Oct 1977 4th test of space shuttle Enterprise
  • 13 Oct 1977 The Atari 2600 game system is released.
  • 14 Oct 1977 Princess Beatrice opens Amsterdam metro
  • 15 Oct 1977 Don Ritchie runs world record 100 mile
  • 17 Oct 1977 Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament.
  • 18 Oct 1977 W German commandos liberate Boeing 737, 86 hostages at Mogadishu
  • 19 Oct 1977 Corpse of kidnapped West German, H M Schleyer, found
  • 20 Oct 1977 Hamilton Deane and John Balderstons Dracula, premieres in New York City
  • 21 Oct 1977 US recalls William Bowdler, ambassador to South Africa.
  • 22 Oct 1977 International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 and 2 launched into Earth orbit.
  • 23 Oct 1977 8th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:38
  • 24 Oct 1977 Veterans Day is observed on the fourth Monday in October for the seventh and last time. (The holiday is once again observed on November 11 beginning the following year.)
  • 25 Oct 1977 Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.
  • 26 Oct 1977 5th and final test of space shuttle Enterprise
  • 27 Oct 1977 Amsterdam businessman M Caransa kidnapped
  • 29 Oct 1977 Act opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 233 performances
  • 30 Oct 1977 Panama 747SP lands after polar flight around Earth in record 54:07
  • 07 Oct 1977 The Fourth Soviet Constitution is adopted.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band (Medley)
  2. - You Light Up My Life
  3. - Keep It Comin' Love
  4. - Nobody Does It Better
  5. - Don't Stop

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Silver Lady
  2. - Black Is Black
  3. - Yes Sir I Can Boogie
  4. - Way Down
  5. - Best Of My Love


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1977?

Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins

Dreams Die First


"Robbins eroticized commerce and, at the time, commercialized erotica. He dashing into an rich new market for dirty novels." --The New Yorker. "Robbins' dialog is moving... His people have the warmth

Oliver'S Story by Erich Segal

Oliver'S Story


Oliver loved Jenny. Two lonely years later, Jenny has passed away and Oliver Barrett IV feels that he will never, never, love again.

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

The Silmarillion


"Majestic! . . . The Silmarillion will appeal to readers of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. It contains medieval romances, fairy tales and even more brutal wars that ring with heraldic fury.

The Crash Of '79 by Paul E. Erdman

The Crash Of '79



The Dragons Of Eden by Carl Sagan

The Dragons Of Eden


Dr. Carl Sagan leads us on an amazing reading adventure. He shares his fascinating and startling insights into the brains of man and beast, how intelligence evolved, and the functions of the human brain.