January 20th, 1977, fell on a Thursday. It was day 20 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.
43 years, 7 months and 29 days have passed since January 20th, 1977.
On This Date
Events that occurred on January 20th, 1977:
Jimmy Carter becomes the 39th President of the United States.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 20th, 1977:
United States: You Make Me Feel Like Dancin' - Leo Sayer
United Kingdom: Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul
Take Me Back!
The date is January 20th, 1977 and it's a Thursday. In America, the song You Make Me Feel Like Dancin' by Leo Sayer is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul is the number one hit song.
Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Little House on the Prairie", "Wonder Woman", "The Bionic Woman" and "The Muppet Show".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Sesame Street" and "Happy Days". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle", "Stretch Armstrong" and "Cher dolls".
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 January 20th, 1977.
Son of Sam.
During this period, serial killer David Berkowitz is terrorizing New York City. Berkowitz, who is also nicknamed the ".44 Caliber Killer", murders six people and injures seven others in eight separate gun attacks.
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.
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.
"You Light Up My Life" and "Evergreen"
"You Light Up My Life" and "Evergreen" are tied in the Grammy for 1977's Song of the Year.
"Annie Hall" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1977.
Basic facts and information about this date:
43 years, 7 months and 29 days have passed since January 20th, 1977.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1977.
Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on January 20th, 1977, will be 43 years of age.
People born in 1977 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 222566400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around January 20th, 1977:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 20th, 1977, will have the star sign Aquarius.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1977 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
Native American Zodiac: January 20th, 1977 falls under the Otter.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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.
What's Happening!! - Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.
Laverne & Shirley - Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.
The Bionic Woman - Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.
Wonder Woman - TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.
Welcome Back, Kotter - Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".
Starsky & Hutch - Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.
The Jeffersons - TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
Baretta - Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.
1977 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1977.
"The Muppet Show" - "Happy Days" - "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" - "All in the Family" - "Sesame Street" - "The Pink Panther Show" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "Captain Kangaroo"
1977 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1977:
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Dungeons & Dragons
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of January:
Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on January 20th, 1977.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on January 20th, 1977 was probably conceived around the 12th of April, 1976. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 20th, 1977 is the 30th of October, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Breakout - Arcade game published by Atari.
Gun Fight - Wild West themed arcade shooter game.
Pursuit - Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.
Tank - Arcade game developed by Kee Games.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about January 20th, 1977.
15,948 days have passed since this date.
1,377,903,600 seconds have passed since the January 20th, 1977.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,607,554,200 times.
Since January 20th, 1977, earth has travelled approximately 710,998,257,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 229,650,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 118,499,710 steps. That's about 52,667 miles!
Since this date, 16,534,843 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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