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February 26th, 1977.

February 26th, 1977, was a Saturday. It was day 57 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years, 7 months and 27 days have passed since February 26th, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 26th, 1977.

  • United States: Blinded By The Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  • United Kingdom: When I Need You - Leo Sayer
Play the top hits 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.
Rocky

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Rocky" was at the top of the box office on February 26th, 1977.

Take me back to February 26th, 1977!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 26th, 1977 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

In America, the song Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, When I Need You by Leo Sayer is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States and the movie Rocky is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, James Callaghan is the current Prime Minister. 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 Elvis Presley, Marc Bolan, Charlie Chaplin and Keith Moon would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Emergency!", "Kojak", "Wonder Woman" and "The Bionic Woman". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles 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 "Dynomutt, Dog Wonder". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Troll doll, Operation, Twister mat and Lite-Brite.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on February 26th, 1977.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Annie Hall.

    Annie Hall.

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

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • Time Person of the Year: 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 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.

  • The "Son of Sam" is terrorizing New York.

    The "Son of Sam" is terrorizing New York.

    During this period, a serial killer nicknamed the "Son of Sam" was terrorizing New York City. By the time he was 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 later half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    In the second half of the 1970s, disco music became mainstream. During this period, nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 44 years, 7 months and 27 days have passed since February 26th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 26th, 1977, will be 44 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1977 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 225763200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 26th, 1977.

  • January 29th, 1977: American comedian Freddie Prinze commits suicide at the age of 22.
  • January 30th, 1977: The final episode of the miniseries "Roots" is aired on television.
  • February 4th, 1977: Fleetwood Mac release their best-selling album Rumours.
  • February 5th, 1977: Boxing: Sugar Ray Leonard makes his debut in a win over Luis Vega.
  • February 22nd, 1977: The Eagles release their song "Hotel California".
  • This date: February 26th, 1977
  • March 9th, 1977: Members of the Hanafi Movement take over 3 buildings in Washington.
  • March 11th, 1977: Film director Roman Polanski is arrested for the sexual assault of 13-year-old Samantha Gailey.
  • March 15th, 1977: The first episode of "Three's Company" is aired.
  • March 18th, 1977: 6-year-old Mary Boyle disappears while walking back to her grandparents house in Ballyshannon, Ireland.
  • March 27th, 1977: The Tenerife airport disaster occurs when two Boeing 747s collide, killing 583 people.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 26th, 1977, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1977 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 26th, 1977 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from February, 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.

The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
American TV show that included characters such as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Kids' TV shows on February 26th, 1977.

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

The New Adventures of Batman
The New Adventures of Batman

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

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

Popular toys and games in 1977.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1977.

Lego Technic
Lego Technic

Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)

Cher dolls
Cher dolls

Micronauts
Micronauts

Stretch Armstrong
Stretch Armstrong

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.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out February 26th, 1983 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on February 26th.

Ariel Sharon

Israeli Prime Minister. Deceased
Born on February 26th, 1928
He turned 49 on this day in 1977.

Johnny Cash

Singer. Deceased
Born on February 26th, 1932
He turned 45 on this day in 1977.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Soccer manager.
Born on February 26th, 1973
He turned 4 on this day in 1977.

Pepe

Soccer player.
Born on February 26th, 1983
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on February 26th, 1977.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 26th, 1977.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 26th, 1977 was most likely conceived around June 5th, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 26th, 1977 is close to November 19th, 1977.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 26th, 1977.

  • A total of 16,313 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,330 weeks have passed.
  • 1,409,439,600 seconds have passed since the February 26th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,644,346,200 times.
  • Since February 26th, 1977, the earth has travelled approximately 727,270,833,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 234,906,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 121,211,806 steps. That's about 53,872 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,913,275 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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