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January 7th, 1977

January 7th, 1977, was a Friday. It was Day 7 of 1977. The decade was the Seventies.

46 years, 5 months, and 3 days have passed since January 7th, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Birthdays

Born on January 7th, 1977.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 7th, 1977.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 7th, 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 singles from the year 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 7th, 1977.

Take me back to January 7th, 1977!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 7th, 1977, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Most people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

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. Over in the UK, When A Child Is Born by Johnny Mathis is the number-one hit song.

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. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Waltons", "Little House on the Prairie", "The Bionic Woman", and "Laverne & Shirley".

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.

People are playing video games such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Animated Series", "Bagpuss", "The Muppet Show", and "Jabberjaw". Children are playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Big Jim (action figure), Risk board game, and Dungeons & Dragons.

News

News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 7th, 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.

Information

Facts.

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 46 years, 5 months, and 3 days have passed since January 7th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 1 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was not a leap year.
  • Age: People born on January 7th, 1977, are now 46 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1977 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 221443200.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 7th, 1977.

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Events

Around this time.

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around January 7th, 1977.

Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 7th, 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 7th, 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.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows in 1977.

Television shows that people were watching in January 1977.

TV shows from January, 1977.

Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.

Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels
TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.

Black Sheep Squadron
Black Sheep Squadron
TV show about a misfit squadron in World War Two.

What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.

Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.

The Bionic Woman
The Bionic Woman
Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.

Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
British sitcom about a hotel owner called Basil Fawlty.

Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".

Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Baretta
Baretta
Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.

Police Woman
Police Woman
Starring Angie Dickinson as Sgt. "Pepper" Anderson.

The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.

Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Good Times
Good Times
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kojak
Kojak
TV show about a bald New York detective.

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.

Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.

The Waltons
The Waltons
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.

Maude
Maude
Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.

Emergency!
Emergency!
TV series about a fire department in LA.

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 7th, 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

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

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1977.

Toys and games that were popular on this date 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

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Twister mat
Twister mat

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in January of 1977.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Arcade game published by Atari.

Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Wild West themed arcade shooter game.

Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.

Tank 1974
Tank
Arcade game developed by Kee Games.

Were you born on this date?

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 7th, 1983, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 7th.

Hallie Todd

Actress.
Born on January 7th, 1962
She turned 15 on this day in 1977.

Rand Paul

American politician.
Born on January 7th, 1963
He turned 14 on this day in 1977.

Nicolas Cage

Actor.
Born on January 7th, 1964
He turned 13 on this day in 1977.

Lewis Hamilton

Formula One driver.
Born on January 7th, 1985
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Eden Hazard

Soccer player.
Born on January 7th, 1991
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Lamar Jackson

NFL player.
Born on January 7th, 1997
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 7th of January.

  • Epiphany Day
  • Christmas Day (Russia)
USA

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on January 7th, 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 7th, 1977 was most likely conceived around April 16th, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 7th, 1977 is close to September 30th, 1977.

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Stats for January 7th, 1977

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 7th, 1977.

  • A total of 16,956 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,422 weeks have passed.
  • 1,464,994,800 seconds have passed since the January 7th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,709,160,600 times.
  • Since January 7th, 1977, the Earth has travelled approximately 755,937,316,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 244,165,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 125,989,553 steps. That's about 55,995 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,579,938 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
  • How many years ago was 1977?

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