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March 17th, 1977.

March 17th, 1977, was a Thursday. It was day 76 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years, 4 months and 12 days have passed since March 17th, 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 March 17th, 1977.

  • United States: Love Theme From A Star Is Born - Barbra Streisand
  • United Kingdom: Chanson D'amour - Manhattan Transfer
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Rocky

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Rocky" was at the top of the box office on March 17th, 1977.

Take me back to March 17th, 1977!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 17th, 1977 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has arrived and the days have become longer.

It's St. Patrick's Day, which means that a sizeable amount of people are spending their day in bars. Parades are being held in major cities throughout the world. In America, the song Love Theme From A Star Is Born by Barbra Streisand is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Chanson D'amour by Manhattan Transfer 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Emergency!", "Happy Days", "Good Times" and "The Bionic Woman". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Sesame Street" and "The Muppet Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, VertiBird (toy helicopter), Connect Four and Cher dolls.

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 March 17th, 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 44 years, 4 months and 12 days have passed since March 17th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 11 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 17th, 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 227404800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around March 17th, 1977.

  • February 22nd, 1977: The Eagles release their song "Hotel California".
  • 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.
  • This date: March 17th, 1977
  • 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.
  • April 4th, 1977: 72 people die when Southern Airways Flight 242 crashes in New Hope, Georgia.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 17th, 1977, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Pisces is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 17th, 1977 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

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.

  • Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
  • Eight Is Enough - Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
  • 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.
  • 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 - TV show that was set in the 1870s.
  • Good Times - American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.
  • Happy Days - TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Kojak - TV show about a bald New York detective.
  • Barnaby Jones - Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.

Kid's TV shows on March 17th, 1977.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1977.

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

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

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 March 17th, 1983 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on March 17th.

Nat King Cole

Singer. Deceased
Born on March 17th, 1919
He was not alive on this date.

John Wayne Gacy

Serial killer. Deceased
Born on March 17th, 1942
He turned 35 on this day in 1977.

Kurt Russell

Actor.
Born on March 17th, 1951
He turned 26 on this day in 1977.

Rob Lowe

Actor.
Born on March 17th, 1964
He turned 13 on this day in 1977.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of March.

  • St. Patrick's Day

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on March 17th, 1977.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 17th, 1977.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 17th, 1977 was most likely conceived around the 7th of June, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 17th, 1977 is close to the 25th of December, 1977.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 17th, 1977.

  • A total of 16,206 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,315 weeks have passed.
  • 1,400,194,800 seconds have passed since the March 17th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,633,560,600 times.
  • Since March 17th, 1977, the earth has travelled approximately 722,500,516,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 233,365,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 120,416,753 steps. That's about 53,519 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,802,338 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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