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March 17, 1977 St. Patrick's Day

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

46 years, 11 months, and 15 days have passed since March 17, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on March 17, 1977:

  • The BTK killer murders Shirley Ruth Vian Relford in Wichita.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 17, 1977:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 17, 1977

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Evergreen (Love Theme From "A Star Is Born") - Barbra Streisand
  • Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller
  • I Like Dreamin' - Kenny Nolan
  • Night Moves - Bob Seger
  • Blinded By The Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
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Rocky

Top movie

The movie "Rocky" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

St. Patrick's Day 1977 occurred 17,151 days ago. Approximately 572 months have passed. It was the 76th day of 1977, in week 11. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on March 17, 1977, are now 46 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 191 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to March 17, 1977

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is March 17, 1977, and it's a Thursday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has arrived, and the days are starting to get 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 at the top of the singles charts, while "Chanson D'amour" by Manhattan Transfer is the number-one song in the UK. Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie Rocky is at the top of the box office.

James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Soul Train", "Sanford and Son", "The Six Million Dollar Man", and "Quincy, M.E.". 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 still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!", "Star Trek: The Animated Series", and "The Muppet Show". Children are playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, Baby Alive (doll), Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle, and Cher dolls.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 17, 1977.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.
  • Time Person of the Year: 1977.

    Time Person of the Year: 1977

    Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was named Time Person of the Year in 1977 after he became the first Arab leader to travel to Israel.
  • "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.
  • The "Son of Sam" is terrorizing New York.

    The "Son of Sam" is terrorizing New York

    A serial killer called the "Son of Sam" terrorized New York City in 1976 and 1977. By the time he was finally 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 second half of the 1970s.
  • Disco music.

    Disco music

    Disco music became mainstream during the latter half of the 1970s. Nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around March 17, 1977.

  • February 22, 1977: The Eagles release their song "Hotel California".
  • March 9, 1977: Members of the Hanafi Movement take over three buildings in Washington D.C.
  • March 11, 1977:
    • Film director Roman Polanski is arrested for the sexual assault of 13-year-old Samantha Gailey.
    • The animated film "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" is released.
  • March 15, 1977: The first episode of "Three's Company" is aired.
  • This date: March 17, 1977
  • March 18, 1977: 6-year-old Mary Boyle disappears while walking back to her grandparents house in Ballyshannon, Ireland.
  • March 27, 1977: The Tenerife airport disaster occurs when two Boeing 747s collide, killing 583 people.
  • April 4, 1977: 72 people die when Southern Airways Flight 242 crashes in New Hope, Georgia.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 17, 1977, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • 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 17, 1977 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on March 17, 1977

People in March 1977 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from March 1977.

Eight Is Enough
Eight Is Enough
Three's Company
Three's Company
Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels
Black Sheep Squadron
Black Sheep Squadron
What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
The Bionic Woman
The Bionic Woman
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Barney Miller
Barney Miller
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
Baretta
Baretta
Police Woman
Police Woman
The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Good Times
Good Times
Happy Days
Happy Days
Kojak
Kojak
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
The Waltons
The Waltons

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.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in March 1977

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

The New Adventures of Batman
The New Adventures of Batman
Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
Jabberjaw
Jabberjaw

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
Toys

Toys in 1977

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Lego Technic
Lego Technic
Cher dolls
Cher dolls
Stretch Armstrong
Stretch Armstrong
Micronauts
Micronauts
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

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in March 1977.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Tank 1974
Tank

Were you born on March 17, 1977?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 17, 1983, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole

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

John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy

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

Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell

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

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe

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

Test

Test

Wrestler Deceased
Born on March 17, 1975
He turned 2 on this day in 1977.

Stephen Gately

Stephen Gately

Irish singer Deceased
Born on March 17, 1976
He turned 1 on this day in 1977.

Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian

TV personality
Born on March 17, 1987
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Grimes

Grimes

Musician
Born on March 17, 1988
She was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on March 17:

  • St. Patrick's Day
USA

US President

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

UK

UK Prime Minister

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 17, 1977 was most likely conceived around June 24, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 17, 1977 is close to December 8, 1977.

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Stats for March 17, 1977

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 17, 1977:

  • 17,151 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,450 weeks have passed.
  • 1,481,846,400 seconds have passed since March 17, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,728,820,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 764,632,742,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 246,974,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 127,438,790 steps. That's roughly 56,639 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,782,157 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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