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January 6, 1977

January 6, 1977, was a Thursday. It was 47 years, 5 months, and 13 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on January 6, 1977?

  • The Sex Pistols are released from their contract with EMI.
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 6, 1977:

  • United States: "Tonight's The Night" by Rod Stewart
  • United Kingdom: "When A Child Is Born" by Johnny Mathis

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 6, 1977

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart
  • You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show) - Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
  • The Rubberband Man - The Spinners
  • You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Leo Sayer
  • More Than A Feeling - Boston
Play the top songs from 1977
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1977. Take a trip back to the days of Fleetwood Mac, the Commodores, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley and Queen.
King Kong

Top movie at the box office

The movie "King Kong" was at the top of the box office on January 6, 1977.

Facts

This date was 17,332 days ago. Approximately 578 months have passed. It was the 6th day of 1977, in week 01. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 47 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 193 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to January 6, 1977

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Thursday, January 6, 1977. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays.

In America, the song "Tonight's The Night" by Rod Stewart is at the top of the singles charts, while "When A Child Is Born" by Johnny Mathis is the number-one song in the UK. Gerald Ford is the President of the United States, and the movie King Kong is at the top of the box office. James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In fashion, clothes have become baggier and pants have become less flared. Sports clothing and the "disco look" are both popular at the moment. Women are wearing sundresses, strapless tops with t-shirts, shoulder pads, cardigans, knee-length skirts and daisy dukes. Meanwhile, men are wearing tracksuits, flare jeans, low-top sneakers and untucked collared shirts. Because it's 1977, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of The Eagles, Donna Summer, Wings, Boney M, Baccara, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand and Debby Boone. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Freddie Prinze, Elvis Presley, Marc Bolan, and Charlie Chaplin would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Two Ronnies", "Emergency!", "Maude", and "Kojak". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "All in the Family", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", and "The Muppet Show".

Popular toys at the moment include Etch A Sketch, Lite-Brite, Dungeons & Dragons, and Lego Technic.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 6, 1977.

  • 1977 in music.

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1977?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1977?

    The best NBA players in 1977 were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Thompson, Elvin Hayes, Pete Maravich and Paul Westphal.
  • 1977 in movies.

    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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    In 1977, the best soccer players were Allan Simonsen, Kevin Keegan, Michel Platini, Roberto Bettega, Johan Cruyff, Klaus Fischer, Tibor Nyilasi, Rob Rensenbrink, Dudu Georgescu, Emlyn Hughes, Steve Heighway and Berti Vogts.
  • Annie Hall.

    Annie Hall

    "Annie Hall" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1977.
  • Time Person of the Year: 1977.

    Time Person of the Year: 1977

    Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was named Time Person of the Year in 1977 after he became the first Arab leader to travel to Israel.
  • "You Light Up My Life" and "Evergreen"

    "You Light Up My Life" and "Evergreen"

    "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone and "Evergreen" by Barbra Streisand both won the Grammy for 1977's Song of the Year.
  • The "Son of Sam" is terrorizing New York.

    The "Son of Sam" is terrorizing New York

    A serial killer called the "Son of Sam" terrorized New York City in 1976 and 1977. By the time he was finally caught, David Berkowitz had murdered six people and injured seven others in eight separate gun attacks.
  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the second half of the 1970s.
  • Disco music.

    Disco music

    Disco music became mainstream during the latter half of the 1970s. Nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 6, 1977.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to January 6, 1977.

  • December 8, 1976: The Eagles release their album "Hotel California".
  • December 17, 1976: The movie King Kong is released.
  • December 28, 1976: Freddie King passes away.
  • This date: January 6, 1977
  • January 9, 1977: Super Bowl XI: The Oakland Raiders defeat the Minnesota Vikings 32-14 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
  • January 18, 1977:
    • The bodybuilding documentary "Pumping Iron" is released.
    • 83 people are killed when a train derails in Sydney, Australia.
    • SFR Yugoslavia's Prime minister Dzemal Bijedic is killed in a plane crash.
  • January 19, 1977: Snow falls in Miami for the only time in its history.
  • January 20, 1977: Jimmy Carter becomes the 39th President of the United States.
  • January 29, 1977: American comedian Freddie Prinze commits suicide at the age of 22.
  • January 30, 1977: The final episode of the miniseries "Roots" is aired on television.
  • February 4, 1977: Fleetwood Mac release their best-selling album Rumours.
  • February 5, 1977: Boxing: Sugar Ray Leonard makes his debut in a win over Luis Vega.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 6, 1977, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1977 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 6, 1977 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1977

The following TV shows were popular in January 1977:

TV shows from January 1977.

Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels
Black Sheep Squadron
Black Sheep Squadron
What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
The Bionic Woman
The Bionic Woman
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Barney Miller
Barney Miller
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons

Cars in 1977

1977 saw the introduction of cars such as the Dodge Diplomat, the Toyota Chaser, the Lincoln Versailles, the Dodge Omni, the Volkswagen Derby, and the Ford Thunderbird (seventh generation).

Cars in 1977.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on January 6, 1977

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1977:

Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
Jabberjaw
Jabberjaw
The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show

Bagpuss
Bagpuss
Happy Days
Happy Days
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
The Electric Company
The Electric Company
All in the Family
All in the Family
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1977

Toys and games that were popular in 1977:

Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Lego Technic
Lego Technic
Cher dolls
Cher dolls
Stretch Armstrong
Stretch Armstrong
Micronauts
Micronauts
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons
Connect Four
Connect Four
Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle
Risk board game
Risk board game
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Baby Alive (doll)
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox Odyssey
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in January 1977.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Tank 1974
Tank

Were you born on January 6, 1977?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1977.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 6, 1983, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 6.

Malcolm Young

Malcolm Young

Guitarist Deceased
Born on January 6, 1953
He turned 24 on this day in 1977.

Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

Actor
Born on January 6, 1955
He turned 22 on this day in 1977.

Denise Borino-Quinn

Denise Borino-Quinn

Actress Deceased
Born on January 6, 1964
She turned 13 on this day in 1977.

Anthony Scaramucci

Anthony Scaramucci

American financier
Born on January 6, 1964
He turned 13 on this day in 1977.

Eric Trump

Eric Trump

American businessman
Born on January 6, 1984
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk

Model
Born on January 6, 1986
She was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll

Soccer player
Born on January 6, 1989
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on January 6, 1977.

UK

UK Prime Minister

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 6, 1977 was most likely conceived around April 15, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 6, 1977 is close to September 29, 1977.

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Stats for January 6, 1977

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about January 6, 1977:

  • 17,332 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,476 weeks have passed.
  • 1,497,481,200 seconds have passed since January 6, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,747,061,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 772,700,299,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 249,580,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 128,783,383 steps. That's roughly 57,237 miles.
  • 17,969,774 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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