The 20th of October, 1977, fell on a Thursday. Day 293 of 1977. Decade: 1970s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 20th of October, 1977:
Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines die in a plane crash in Gillsburg, Mississippi.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 20th of October, 1977:
United States: You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
United Kingdom: Silver Lady - David Soul
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 20th of October, 1977.
Time Person of the Year: 1977.
Egyptian president Anwar Sadat was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1977 after he became the first Arab leader to travel to Israel.
1977 in movies.
Movies released in 1977 included Star Wars, Smokey and the Bandit, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Saturday Night Fever, The Goodbye Girl, A Bridge Too Far, The Deep, The Spy Who Loved Me, "Oh, God!", Annie Hall, Pete's Dragon and Eraserhead.
1977 in music.
Popular music artists in 1977 included Rod Stewart, Andy Gibb, The Emotions, ABBA, Barbra Streisand, Hot, Kenny Nolan, Thelma Houston, Rita Coolidge and Alan O'Day.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of October:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 20th of October, 1977, will have the star sign Libra.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1977 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
Native American Zodiac: The 20th of October, 1977 falls under the Raven.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 20th of October, 1977.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 20th of October, 1977 was probably conceived around the 10th of January, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 20th of October, 1977 is the 30th of July, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
20th of October
Events that have occurred on the 20th of October:
20th of October, 1962: The Sino-Indian War bar begins when China launches two separate attacks on Indian forces.
20th of October, 1973: U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus are fired by President Richard Nixon after they refuse to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
Logan's Run - Action series that was based on the movie of the same name.
Chips - TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
Soap - Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.
Eight Is Enough - Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
Quincy, M.E. - TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.
Charlie's Angels - TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.
Black Sheep Squadron - TV show about a misfit squadron in World War Two.
The Muppet Show - American TV show that included characters such as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 20th of October, 1977.
15,391 days have passed since this date.
1,329,786,000 seconds have passed since the 20th of October, 1977.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,551,417,000 times.
Since the 20th of October, 1977, earth has travelled approximately 686,169,576,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 221,631,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 114,361,596 steps. That's about 50,827 miles!
Since this date, 15,957,432 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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