February 28th, 1977

February 28th, 1977, fell on a Monday. It was day 59 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

43 years, 5 months and 14 days have passed since February 28th, 1977.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Jason Aldean: Singer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 28th, 1977:

  • United States: New Kid In Town - Eagles
  • United Kingdom: When I Need You - Leo Sayer

Take Me Back!

The date is February 28th, 1977 and it's a Monday. In America, the song New Kid In Town by Eagles 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. 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 "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "Maude", "Welcome Back, Kotter" and "Charlie's Angels".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Sesame Street", "All in the Family" and "The Muppet Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Etch A Sketch", "Big Jim (action figure)", "Micronauts" and "Lego Technic".


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 28th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 43 years, 5 months and 14 days have passed since February 28th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 09 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 28th, 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 225936000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 28th, 1977:

  • February 4th, 1977: Fleetwood Mac release their best-selling album Rumours.
  • March 9th, 1977: Members of the Hanafi Movement take over 3 buildings in Washington.
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 28th, 1977, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 28th, 1977 falls under the Wolf.
  • 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 28th of February:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on February 28th, 1977.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 28th, 1977 was probably conceived around the 21st of May, 1976. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 28th, 1977 is the 8th of December, 1977. (Rough Estimate).

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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 28th, 1977.

  • 15,874 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,371,510,000 seconds have passed since the February 28th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,600,095,000 times.
  • Since February 28th, 1977, earth has travelled approximately 707,699,160,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 228,585,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 117,949,860 steps. That's about 52,422 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,458,120 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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