April 16th, 1977

April 16th, 1977, fell on a Saturday. It was day 106 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

43 years, 7 months and 10 days have passed since April 16th, 1977.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 16th, 1977:

  • United States: Dancing Queen - ABBA
  • United Kingdom: Knowing Me Knowing You - ABBA

Take Me Back!

The date is April 16th, 1977 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1977 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song Dancing Queen by ABBA is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Knowing Me Knowing You by ABBA 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 "Barnaby Jones", "Kojak", "The Muppet Show" and "Quincy, M.E.".

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", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Happy Days" and "The Muppet Show". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Dungeons & Dragons", "Cher dolls" and "Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)".


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 April 16th, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 43 years, 7 months and 10 days have passed since April 16th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 15 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 16th, 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 229993200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 16th, 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.
  • April 30th, 1977: The Cambodian-Vietnamese War begins.
  • May 9th, 1977: 33 people are killed in a fire at Hotel Polen in Amsterdam.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 16th, 1977, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1977 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 16th, 1977 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

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 16th of April:


US President

Who was the US President on April 16th, 1977?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 16th, 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 April 16th, 1977 was probably conceived around the 7th of July, 1976. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 16th, 1977 is the 24th of January, 1978. (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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 16th, 1977.

  • 15,930 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,376,355,600 seconds have passed since the April 16th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,605,748,200 times.
  • Since April 16th, 1977, earth has travelled approximately 710,199,489,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 229,392,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 118,366,582 steps. That's about 52,607 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,516,267 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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