February 5th, 1977

February 5th, 1977, fell on a Saturday. It was day 36 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

43 years, 11 months and 17 days have passed since February 5th, 1977.


On This Date

Events that occurred on February 5th, 1977:

  • Boxing: Sugar Ray Leonard makes his debut in a win over Luis Vega.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 5th, 1977:

  • United States: Car Wash - Rose Royce
  • United Kingdom: Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul

Take Me Back!

The date is February 5th, 1977 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

In America, the song Car Wash by Rose Royce 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 and James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 "Columbo.", "Good Times", "The Bionic Woman" and "Quincy, M.E.". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Pink Panther Show", "Sesame Street", "All in the Family" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Lite-Brite", "Battleship (game)", "Baby Alive (doll)" and "Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle".


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 February 5th, 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

    "Annie Hall" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1977.

  • Who were the best football players in 1977?

    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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 43 years, 11 months and 17 days have passed since February 5th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 5th, 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 223948800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 5th, 1977:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 5th, 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: February 5th, 1977 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

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:

  • Lego Technic
  • Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
  • Cher dolls
  • Micronauts
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video Games

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of February:


US President

Who was the US President on February 5th, 1977?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 5th, 1977?

  • James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 5th, 1977 was probably conceived around the 28th of April, 1976. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 5th, 1977 is the 15th of November, 1977. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 5th, 1977.

  • 16,057 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,387,324,800 seconds have passed since the February 5th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,618,545,600 times.
  • Since February 5th, 1977, earth has travelled approximately 715,859,596,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 231,220,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 119,309,933 steps. That's about 53,027 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,647,898 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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