1977: On This Year


1977 (MCMLXXVII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1977th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1977 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1977 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1977, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1977, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1977, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1977, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1977.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1977 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1977 known for ?

  • With a major decade for tech development just ahead, 1977 was a significant year for technology. Laying the foundation for major tech advancements for the everyday person, there were two big events worth noting for this year.
  • The first event took place in Chicago, Illinois, with the demonstration of the world’s first, all-in-one, home computer – the Commodore PET. Along with this was the second event, the incorporation of Apple Computer. The combination of tech development for the everyday consumer and the incorporation of Apple would eventually lead to major tech breakthroughs in the coming decades.
  • In music, there were several notable developments. Fleetwood Mac, for instance, released their highly acclaimed album, Rumours. In another notable album release, The Clash released their debut, self-titled album, The Clash. In yet another album release this year, the Sex Pistols released their famous, or what some would call infamous, album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols. Queen also released their News of the World album, which included some of their most famous songs, including “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions.”
  • In another major music development, Elvis Presley gave his last concert at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana in June of 1977. He would pass away soon after this concert on August 16 at his home in Graceland.
  • There were some major developments in literature and film as well. In literature, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion was published. This final collection of legends from Middle-earth was published posthumously, with Tolkien’s son, Christopher, playing a big part in having these works published.
  • In film, Star Wars opened in movie theatres, launching an iconic franchise that has captured the collective imagination of our culture for generations. In other film developments, Saturday Night Fever was released this year, helping launch the acting career of John Travolta and Disney released the animated classic, The Rescuers. The 49th Academy Awards were held this year, with Best Picture going to Rocky, starring Sylvester Stallone.

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1977: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1977, during the 50th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 03/04/1978 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 1977:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1977?

Annie Hall
The Oscar for Best Movie went to Annie Hall, directed by Woody Allen, starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1977?

Annie Hall
The Oscar for Best Director went to Woody Allen, for the movie Annie Hall, starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1977?

The Goodbye Girl
The Oscar for Best Actor went to Richard Dreyfuss, for the movie The Goodbye Girl, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, Paul Benedict produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1977?

Annie Hall
The Oscar for Best Actress went to Diane Keaton, for the movie Annie Hall, starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1977?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Jason Robards, for the movie Julia, starring Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1977?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Vanessa Redgrave, for the movie Julia, starring Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell produced in the United States of America.
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1977: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Anwar Sadat
In 1977, Anwar Sadat was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Sadat, as President of Egypt, traveled to Israel in 1977—the first Arab leader to do so—to discuss normalization of Egypt-Israel relations.

1977: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1977 were:

Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Your Erroneous Zones


This bestseller sends a clear message: Avoid negative thinking and learn how to be self-actualized.

Trinity by Leon Uris



Leon Uris's favorite Irish novel, now available in the Avon mass market. The acclaimed author of Exodus, Battle Cry and QB VII, Topaz and other classics of twentieth century fiction, comes this epic, sweeping adventure that captures Ireland's "terrible beauty" …

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

Roots by Alex Haley



Roots, one of the most influential books and TV series, galvanized America and created a remarkable political, racial and cultural dialogue that had not been seen since the 1960s.

The Crash Of '79 by Paul E. Erdman

The Crash Of '79



Snake chinese zodiac sign

1977: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1977?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1977 was the Year of the Snake.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Snake sign.

Nobel Prize

1977: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

1977: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1977 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Ilya Prigogine

1977: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1977 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

1977: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1977 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Bertil Ohlin

1977: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1977 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Nevill Francis Mott

1977: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1977 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Vicente Aleixandre

1977: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1977 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Roger Guillemin
  • Andrew Schally

1977: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1977 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • James Meade

1977: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1977 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • John Hasbrouck Van Vleck

1977: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1977 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Philip Warren Anderson

1977: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1977 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Amnesty International
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1977: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1977 were Michael, Jason and Christopher for boys and Jennifer, Melissa and Amy for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1977: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1977 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Michael
  • Jason
  • Christopher
  • David
  • James
  • John
  • Robert
  • Brian
  • Matthew
  • Joseph

1977: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1977 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Jennifer
  • Melissa
  • Amy
  • Jessica
  • Heather
  • Angela
  • Michelle
  • Kimberly
  • Amanda
  • Kelly

vinyl songs

1977: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1977, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was I Just Want To Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb

1977: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1977 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. I Just Want To Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb
  2. You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone
  3. Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen) by Barbra Streisand
  4. Best Of My Love by The Emotions
  5. Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor
  6. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue by Crystal Gayle
  7. Boogie Nights by Heatwave
  8. Got To Give It Up (Part 1) by Marvin Gaye
  9. Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder
  10. Don't Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston

1977: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 1977, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Silver Lady by David Soul

1977: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 1977 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Silver Lady by David Soul
  2. Way Down by Elvis Presley
  3. Sideshow by Barry Biggs
  4. Float On by The Floaters
  5. Ma Baker by Boney M
  6. Lucille by Kenny Rogers
  7. Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul
  8. I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart
  9. Black Is Black by La Belle Epoque
  10. Yes Sir I Can Boogie by Baccara

1977: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1977 were:

Secret Army

Secret Army

Release year: 1977

Written by:

Starring: Bernard Hepton, Angela Richards, Clifford Rose, Juliet Hammond

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Office Romance

Office Romance

Release year: 1977

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili



Release year: 1977

Directed by: Georgiy Daneliya

Starring: Vakhtang Kikabidze, Mher Mkrtchyan, Elena Proklova, Evgeniy Leonov

Blankety Blanks

Blankety Blanks

Release year: 1977

Starring: Graham Kennedy, Ugly Dave Gray, Stuart Wagstaff

Country: Australia

The Professionals

The Professionals

Release year: 1977

Written by:

Starring: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

world population

1977: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 1977 was 4,229,506,060 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 38.0% of the total population, which is roughly 1.6 billion individuals.The annual population change in 1977 was an increase of +74.8 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.8% over the previous year.The average population density in 1977 was 17 persons per square mile (or 28 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 1977?

Here's what happened in 1977:

  • Jan 1, 1977: 1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest
  • Jan 2, 1977: Bowie Kuhn suspends Atlanta Braves' owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing.
  • Jan 3, 1977: Lindy McDaniel retires with second most pitching appearances (987 games).
  • Jan 4, 1977: Mary Shane hired by Chicago White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play
  • Jan 5, 1977: Kenya President Jomo Kenyatta disbands parliament.
  • Jan 6, 1977: EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
  • Jan 8, 1977: Three bombs explode in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union, within 37 minutes, killing seven. The bombings are attributed to an Armenian separatist group.
  • Jan 9, 1977: Porgy & Bess closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances
  • Jan 10, 1977: 20th hat trick in New York Islanders' history - Bobby Nystrom.
  • Jan 11, 1977: France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
  • Jan 12, 1977: Ipi Tombi opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • Jan 14, 1977: Ana?s Nin, Cuban/American writer (Delta of Venus), dies at age 73.
  • Jan 15, 1977: Coneheads debut on Saturday Night Live
  • Jan 17, 1977: NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14
  • Jan 18, 1977: Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • Jan 19, 1977: US President Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri (Tokyo Rose), convicted in 1949 of treason, as witness testimony included lies under threat by the FBI and occupation police.
  • Jan 20, 1977: George Bush, ends term as 11th Director of CIA
  • Jan 21, 1977: U.S. President Jimmy Carter grants an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who evaded the draft during the Vietnam War.
  • Jan 23, 1977: Miniseries Roots premieres on ABC
  • Jan 24, 1977: The Atocha massacre occurs in Madrid during the Spanish transition to democracy.
  • Jan 26, 1977: Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai and Marine Tcherkasova are first to perform a quadruple twist lift, in Helsinki, Finland.
  • Jan 27, 1977: 1st broadcast of Roots mini-series on ABC TV
  • Jan 28, 1977: The first day of the Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977, which severely affects and cripples much of Upstate New York, but Buffalo, NY, Syracuse, NY, Watertown, NY, and surrounding areas are most affected, each area accumulating close to 10 feet (3.0 m) of snow on this one day.\ \ \ \ \ Disintegration of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • Jan 30, 1977: 8th (final) part of Roots is most-watched TV entertainment show to date.
  • Jan 31, 1977: Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, and Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Feb 1, 1977: Heavy blizzard in New England claims 100 lives.
  • Feb 2, 1977: Radio Shack officially begins creating TRS-80 computer
  • Feb 3, 1977: Martin Dihigo John Lloyd elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Feb 4, 1977: Elevated train jumps track, crashes onto Chicago street (11 die, 200 hurt).
  • Feb 5, 1977: CB Savage by Rod Hart peaks at #67
  • Feb 6, 1977: Harley Race beats Terry Funk in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to become NWA wrestling champion.
  • Feb 7, 1977: Soyuz 24 launches with two cosmonauts.
  • Feb 8, 1977: Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sentenced due to
  • Feb 10, 1977: Party with Comden & Green opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • Feb 11, 1977: 20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia, Canada (heaviest known crustacean).
  • Feb 12, 1977: Toronto Maple Leafs shutout Washington Capitals 10-0.
  • Feb 13, 1977: Guys & Dolls closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 239 performances
  • Feb 15, 1977: Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election.
  • Feb 18, 1977: George Harrison releases True Love
  • Feb 19, 1977: Shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner
  • Feb 20, 1977: My Fair Lady closes at St. James Theater NYC after 384 performances
  • Feb 21, 1977: 74 Unification Church couples wed in New York City, New York.
  • Feb 23, 1977: Oscar Romero becomes Archbishop of San Salvador.
  • Feb 24, 1977: US President Jimmy Carter announces US foreign aid will consider human rights.
  • Feb 25, 1977: Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons
  • Feb 26, 1977: 1st flight of Space Shuttle
  • Feb 27, 1977: Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada
  • Feb 28, 1977: Harbor strike in Rotterdam / Amsterdam ends
  • Mar 1, 1977: Bank of America adopts the name VISA for their credit cards.
  • Mar 2, 1977: 1st time Jay Leno appears on Tonight Show
  • Mar 3, 1977: Ice Pairs Champs at Tokyo won by Irina Rodnina / Alexandr Zaitsev
  • Mar 4, 1977: Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541
  • Mar 5, 1977: Formula One driver Tom Pryce dies after colliding with a track marshal at the South African Grand Prix in Kyalami.
  • Mar 7, 1977: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin meets US President Jimmy Carter.
  • Mar 8, 1977: Henry L Marsh III elected Mayor of Richmond
  • Mar 9, 1977: Hanafi Moslems invade 3 buildings in Washington DC, siege ended March 11th
  • Mar 10, 1977: Rings of Uranus: Astronomers discover rings around Uranus.
  • Mar 11, 1977: Muslims hold 130 hostages in Washington DC.
  • Mar 12, 1977: The Centenary Test between Australia and England begins at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • Mar 13, 1977: Dennis Lillee takes 6-26, England all out 95 in Centenary Test.
  • Mar 15, 1977: Eight is Enough premiers on ABC-TV
  • Mar 16, 1977: US President Jimmy Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland.
  • Mar 18, 1977: Clash releases their 1st recording White Riot
  • Mar 19, 1977: Side by Side by Sondheim closes at Music Box NYC after 390 performances
  • Mar 20, 1977: Communists / socialists win French municipal elections
  • Mar 22, 1977: Uyl government falls
  • Mar 26, 1977: Elvis Costello releases his first record "Less Than Zero".
  • Mar 27, 1977: Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby / Honda Civic Golf Classic
  • Mar 28, 1977: 49th Academy Awards - Rocky, Peter Finch and Faye Dunaway win
  • Apr 1, 1977: NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games.
  • Apr 2, 1977: Montreal Canadiens set NHL record of 34 straight home games without a loss.
  • Apr 3, 1977: Netherlands / Belgium / Luxembourg adopt summer time
  • Apr 4, 1977: Grundy, Virginia experienced a major flood that made around $15 million in damages to 228 residential and commercial structures. To date the town is still recovering.
  • Apr 5, 1977: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Apr 6, 1977: Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released
  • Apr 7, 1977: Toronto Blue Jays' first game, they beat Chicago Cubs 9-5.
  • Apr 8, 1977: Israel premier Yitzhak Rabin resigns.
  • Apr 9, 1977: Communist party legally allowed in Spain after 40 years.
  • Apr 10, 1977: Cleveland Indians set club record for longest, 9 inning game (3:17).
  • Apr 11, 1977: Ireland sets fishing zone at 50 miles.
  • Apr 14, 1977: US Supreme Court rules people may refuse to display state motto on car license.
  • Apr 16, 1977: Alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia
  • Apr 17, 1977: I Love My Wife opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 864 performances
  • Apr 18, 1977: Side by Side by Sondheim opens at Music Box NYC for 390 performances
  • Apr 20, 1977: Supreme Court rules Live Free or Die may be covered on NH licenses
  • Apr 21, 1977: Annie opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 2377 performances
  • Apr 22, 1977: Simon Peres becomes premier of Israel.
  • Apr 23, 1977: ADO The Hague soccer team forms.
  • Apr 24, 1977: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament.
  • Apr 26, 1977: New York's famed disco Studio 54 opens.
  • Apr 27, 1977: HCC, Hobby Computer Club, forms in the Netherlands
  • Apr 28, 1977: Andreas Baader and members of Baader-Meinhoff jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly two years in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Apr 29, 1977: British Aerospace forms.
  • Apr 30, 1977: Party with Comden & Green closes at Morosco NYC after 92 performances
  • May 1, 1977: Empress Lilly dedicated
  • May 2, 1977: King & I opens at Uris Theater NYC for 719 performances
  • May 3, 1977: The light aircraft carrier ''HMS Invincible'' is launched at Barrow-in-Furness by Elizabeth II.
  • May 4, 1977: The Space Mountain attraction opens in Tomorrowland at Disneyland in California.
  • May 6, 1977: Beatles at Hollywood Bowl, released in the UK
  • May 7, 1977: Happy End opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 75 performances
  • May 8, 1977: Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic.
  • May 9, 1977: Mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon
  • May 11, 1977: Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game
  • May 12, 1977: Emmy 4th Daytime Award presentation
  • May 13, 1977: Howard Stern begins broadcasting at WRNW, Briarcliff Manor, New York
  • May 14, 1977: Kansas City Royals' Jim Colborn no-hits the Texas Rangers, 6-0.
  • May 15, 1977: Jane Blalock wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic.
  • May 16, 1977: Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 round for heavyweight boxing title.
  • May 17, 1977: Menahem Begin's Likoed-party wins election in Israel.
  • May 18, 1977: Nightclub in Cincinnati fire kills 164
  • May 19, 1977: Smokey & the Bandit, premieres
  • May 21, 1977: Fiddler on the Roof closes at Winter Garden NYC after 167 performances
  • May 22, 1977: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic.
  • May 23, 1977: US Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals of Watergate wrong-doers H R Halderman, John Ehrlichman, and John Mitchell.
  • May 24, 1977: USSR President Podgorny resigns.
  • May 25, 1977: Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany released
  • May 26, 1977: Movie Star Wars debuts
  • May 27, 1977: New York City fines George Willig 1 cent for each of 110 stories of the World Trade Center he climbed.
  • May 28, 1977: In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside.
  • May 29, 1977: Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indy 500
  • May 30, 1977: Cleveland Indians' Dennis Eckersley no-hits California Angels, 2-0.
  • May 31, 1977: Beatlemania opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 920 performances
  • Jun 1, 1977: British Virgin Islands adopts constitution
  • Jun 2, 1977: New Jersey allows casino gambling in Atlantic City.
  • Jun 3, 1977: Belgium government of Tindemans forms
  • Jun 4, 1977: Apple II, the 1st personal computer, goes on sale
  • Jun 5, 1977: 1st personal computer, Apple II, goes on sale
  • Jun 6, 1977: Washington Post reports US has developed neutron bomb
  • Jun 7, 1977: White Sox draft Harold Baines #1
  • Jun 8, 1977: Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game
  • Jun 9, 1977: 50th National Spelling Bee: John Paola wins spelling cambist
  • Jun 10, 1977: Apple Computer ships its first Apple II personal computer.
  • Jun 11, 1977: Dance & Shake Your Tambourine by Universal Robot Band peaks at #93
  • Jun 12, 1977: Pippin closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1944 performances
  • Jun 13, 1977: Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison three days before.
  • Jun 15, 1977: New York Mets trade Tom Seaver to Reds for Pat Zachry
  • Jun 16, 1977: Beatlemania opens on Broadway
  • Jun 18, 1977: Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub
  • Jun 19, 1977: 77th US Golf Open: Hubert Green shoots a 278 at Southern Hills Tulsa
  • Jun 20, 1977: Menahem Begin forms Israeli government
  • Jun 21, 1977: Former White House chief of staff Harry R Haldeman enters prison.
  • Jun 22, 1977: Former Attorney General John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison.
  • Jun 24, 1977: IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976
  • Jun 25, 1977: LBJ denies report he had a cancer during his presidency
  • Jun 26, 1977: Debbie Austin wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
  • Jun 27, 1977: Djibouti (Afars & Issas) claims Independence from France
  • Jun 28, 1977: US Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers.
  • Jun 29, 1977: Supreme Court rules out death penalty for rapists of adults
  • Jun 30, 1977: Marvel Comics publish Kiss book tributing rock group Kiss
  • Jul 1, 1977: 84th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove
  • Jul 3, 1977: 5th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Judy Rankin
  • Jul 4, 1977: Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie
  • Jul 5, 1977: Military coup in Pakistan: Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, is overthrown.
  • Jul 7, 1977: 12,000 police occupy university in Mexico City
  • Jul 8, 1977: Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance
  • Jul 9, 1977: 106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland
  • Jul 10, 1977: Happy End closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 75 performances
  • Jul 11, 1977: US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jul 12, 1977: 1st free flight test of space shuttle Enterprise
  • Jul 13, 1977: New York City: Amidst a period of financial and social turmoil experiences an electrical blackout lasting nearly 24 hours that leads to widespread fires and looting.
  • Jul 14, 1977: North Korea shoots down US helicopter, killing 3
  • Jul 15, 1977: Anti-drug campaigner Donald Mackay disappears near Griffith, New South Wales (presumed murdered).
  • Jul 16, 1977: Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad and Tobago, crowned 26th Miss Universe
  • Jul 17, 1977: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • Jul 18, 1977: Vietnam becomes member of UN
  • Jul 19, 1977: 48th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-5 at Yankee Stadium, New York
  • Jul 20, 1977: Flash flood hits Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 80 and causing US$350 million damage.
  • Jul 21, 1977: Libyan-Egyptian border fights
  • Jul 22, 1977: Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power.
  • Jul 23, 1977: Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Muslims on hostage charges.
  • Jul 24, 1977: Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881
  • Jul 26, 1977: The National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government.
  • Jul 27, 1977: John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in US.
  • Jul 28, 1977: 1st oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska
  • Jul 30, 1977: Left-wing German terrorists Susanne Albrecht, Dresdner-Bank.com chairman of the Dresdner Bank in Oberursel, West Germany.
  • Jul 31, 1977: Debbie Austin wins LPGA Pocono Northeast Golf Classic
  • Aug 1, 1977: Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he is flying in Los Angeles
  • Aug 3, 1977: Radio Shack issues a press release introducing TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered
  • Aug 4, 1977: President Carter establishes Department of Energy
  • Aug 7, 1977: Shenandoah closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 1,050 performances
  • Aug 8, 1977: Maurine Stuart, ordained as Zen priest by Eido Tai Shimano Roshi
  • Aug 9, 1977: Chris Old completes a century in 37 mins, Yorks vs. Warwicks
  • Aug 10, 1977: US and Panamana sign Panama Canal Zone accord
  • Aug 11, 1977: Geoff Boycott scores his 100th FC hundred, vs. Aust at Headingley
  • Aug 12, 1977: Space shuttle Enterprise makes first atmospheric flight.
  • Aug 13, 1977: 1st test glide of shuttle
  • Aug 14, 1977: 59th PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach, California
  • Aug 15, 1977: SS chief Kappler escapes from prison hospital in Rome
  • Aug 17, 1977: Russian nuclear sub Artika is 1st to North Pole
  • Aug 18, 1977: 2 girls are killed by a runaway car outside of Graceland
  • Aug 19, 1977: Julius (Groucho) Marx, comedian (Marx Bros), dies in Los Angeles at age 86.
  • Aug 20, 1977: NASA launches Voyager 2 towards Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
  • Aug 21, 1977: Debbie Austin wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
  • Aug 23, 1977: Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in German DR
  • Aug 26, 1977: Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77
  • Aug 27, 1977: Chicago closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 947 performances
  • Aug 28, 1977: Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • Aug 31, 1977: Spyros Kyprianou appointed President of Cyprus
  • Sep 1, 1977: 1st TRS-80 Model I computer sold
  • Sep 3, 1977: Last broadcast of Mary Tyler Moore Show on NBC-TV
  • Sep 4, 1977: Godspell closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 527 performances
  • Sep 5, 1977: RAF kidnap West German work Chairman Schleyer
  • Sep 6, 1977: Angels acquire Dave Kingman from Padres for cash 9 days later Yankees buy Kingman (started with Mets) who plays in all 4 divisions in 1977
  • Sep 7, 1977: Ethiopia drops diplomatic relations with Somalia
  • Sep 8, 1977: Jimmy McCullough quits Wings
  • Sep 9, 1977: 1st TRS-80 computer sold
  • Sep 10, 1977: 91st US Womens Tennis: Chris Evert L Mills beats W Turnbull
  • Sep 11, 1977: 97th US Mens Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beats Jimmy Connors
  • Sep 12, 1977: South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko is killed in police custody.
  • Sep 13, 1977: 1st TV viewer discretion warning-Soap
  • Sep 14, 1977: Christmas Tinto sentenced to 7 years in Robbeneiland South Africa
  • Sep 15, 1977: Man of La Mancha opens at Palace Theater NYC for 124 performances
  • Sep 16, 1977: Ringo releases Drowning in Sea of Love
  • Sep 17, 1977: Dave Kingman hits his first New York Yankees' homer, Reggie Jackson hits two more.
  • Sep 18, 1977: All 4 Kiss members release solo albums
  • Sep 19, 1977: Under pressure from the Carter Administration, President Anastasio Somoza Debayle lifts the state of siege in Nicaragua.
  • Sep 20, 1977: Estrada opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Sep 21, 1977: US Minister of Foreign Affairs Cyrus Vance dismissed
  • Sep 22, 1977: West German RAF terrorist kills policeman in Utrecht
  • Sep 23, 1977: 3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise
  • Sep 24, 1977: Estrada closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Sep 25, 1977: Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
  • Sep 26, 1977: Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27
  • Sep 27, 1977: Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title
  • Sep 28, 1977: The Porsche 928 debuts at the Geneva Auto Convention.
  • Sep 29, 1977: Star Wars Theme / Cantina Band, by Meco hits #1
  • Sep 30, 1977: Dutch Antillean government-Evertsz resigns
  • Oct 1, 1977: Department Of Energy established
  • Oct 2, 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
  • Oct 3, 1977: Comedy with Music (Victor Borge) opens at Imperial NYC for 66 performances
  • Oct 4, 1977: Pier 39 opens in San Francisco, California.
  • Oct 5, 1977: Hair opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 43 performances
  • Oct 6, 1977: DL Coburns Gin Game, premieres in New York City
  • Oct 7, 1977: Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis
  • Oct 8, 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).
  • Oct 9, 1977: Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic
  • Oct 10, 1977: 11th Country Music Association Award: Ronnie Milsap wins
  • Oct 11, 1977: Soyuz 25 returns to Earth.
  • Oct 12, 1977: 4th test of space shuttle Enterprise
  • Oct 13, 1977: The Atari 2600 game system is released.
  • Oct 14, 1977: Princess Beatrice opens Amsterdam metro
  • Oct 15, 1977: Don Ritchie runs world record 100 mile
  • Oct 17, 1977: Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament.
  • Oct 18, 1977: W German commandos liberate Boeing 737, 86 hostages at Mogadishu
  • Oct 19, 1977: Corpse of kidnapped West German, H M Schleyer, found
  • Oct 20, 1977: Hamilton Deane and John Balderstons Dracula, premieres in New York City
  • Oct 21, 1977: US recalls William Bowdler, ambassador to South Africa.
  • Oct 22, 1977: International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 and 2 launched into Earth orbit.
  • Oct 23, 1977: 8th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:38
  • Oct 24, 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.)
  • Oct 25, 1977: Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.
  • Oct 26, 1977: 5th and final test of space shuttle Enterprise
  • Oct 27, 1977: Amsterdam businessman M Caransa kidnapped
  • Oct 29, 1977: Act opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 233 performances
  • Oct 30, 1977: Panama 747SP lands after polar flight around Earth in record 54:07
  • Nov 1, 1977: President Carter raises minimum wages of $2.30 to $3.35 for Jan 1 1981
  • Nov 2, 1977: The worst storm in Athens' modern history causes havoc across the Greek capital and kills 38 people.
  • Nov 3, 1977: Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 4, 1977: UN Security council proclaims weapon embargo against South Africa
  • Nov 5, 1977: NCAA passing record set at 571 yards (Marc Wilson, Brigham Young).
  • Nov 6, 1977: Hair closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 43 performances
  • Nov 8, 1977: Bucky Harris dies on his 81st birthday in Bethesda, Maryland, USA; Major League Baseball player-manager for the Washington Senators in the 1920s.
  • Nov 9, 1977: Gen. Hugo Banzer, president of the military government of Bolivia, announces that the constitutional democracy will be restored in 1978 instead of 1980 as previously provided.
  • Nov 10, 1977: Amsterdam: RAF-terrorists Gert Schneider / Christof Wackernagel arrested
  • Nov 12, 1977: Ernest N Morial elected Mayor of New Orleans
  • Nov 13, 1977: Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
  • Nov 14, 1977: Egypt President Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Cronkite
  • Nov 15, 1977: US President Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran.
  • Nov 16, 1977: Rod Carew wins AL MVP award
  • Nov 17, 1977: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel.
  • Nov 19, 1977: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement.
  • Nov 20, 1977: Steve Largent begins NFL streak of 177 consecutive game receptions
  • Nov 21, 1977: Orioles 1st baseman Eddie Murray wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 22, 1977: Regular Concorde passenger service between New York and Europe begins.
  • Nov 23, 1977: Jesus Christ Superstar opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 96 performances
  • Nov 24, 1977: Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs. St. Louis
  • Nov 25, 1977: Miss Teenage America Pageant
  • Nov 26, 1977: An unidentified hijacker named Vrillon, claiming to be the representative of the "Ashtar Galactic Command", takes over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes, starting at 5:12 pm.
  • Nov 27, 1977: Comedy with Music (Victor Borge) closes at Imperial New York after 66 performances
  • Nov 30, 1977: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) founded as specialized agency of the United Nations.
  • Dec 4, 1977: Hollis Stacy / Jerry Pate wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Championship
  • Dec 5, 1977: Egypt breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and South Yemen. The move is in retaliation for the Declaration of Tripoli against Egypt.
  • Dec 6, 1977: South Africa grants independence to Bophuthatswana, although it is not recognized by any other country.
  • Dec 8, 1977: 43rd Heisman Trophy Award: Earl Campbell, Texas (RB).
  • Dec 10, 1977: Soyuz 26 carries two cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station.
  • Dec 11, 1977: Billboard Awards
  • Dec 13, 1977: Entire University of Evansville basketball team (14 players) die in plane crash.
  • Dec 14, 1977: Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta, premieres in New York City
  • Dec 16, 1977: Mikhail Baryshnikov's 1976 production of Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet ''The Nutcracker'' comes to CBS a year after premiering onstage at the Kennedy Center. This adaptation will become the most popular television production of the work.
  • Dec 17, 1977: Elvis Costello and The Attractions 1st US TV appearance
  • Dec 18, 1977: Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey number 42 (Nate Thumond).
  • Dec 19, 1977: Dutch government of Van Agt / Wiegel forms
  • Dec 20, 1977: Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations.
  • Dec 22, 1977: 36 die as grain elevator at Continental Grain Company plant explodes.
  • Dec 25, 1977: Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin meets in Egypt with President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat.
  • Dec 30, 1977: US President Jimmy Carter holds first news conference by US President in Eastern Europe (Warsaw, Poland).
  • Dec 31, 1977: Bubbling Brown Sugar closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 766 performances
  • Jan 15, 1977: Linjeflyg Flight 618 crashes in Kälvesta near Stockholm Bromma Airport in Stockholm, Sweden, killing 22 people.


What does the year 1977 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1977 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 78th year of the 20th century and the 7th year of the 1970s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1976 and precedes 1978.

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