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April 23, 1977

April 23, 1977, was a Saturday. It was 47 years, 1 month, and 6 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on April 23, 1977

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On April 23, 1977, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Don't Give Up On Us" by David Soul
  • United Kingdom: "Knowing Me Knowing You" by ABBA

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 23, 1977

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
  • Southern Nights - Glen Campbell
  • Hotel California - Eagles
  • Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul
  • The Things We Do For Love - 10cc
Play the top singles 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

The top movie on this day was "Rocky".

Facts

This date occurred 17,203 days ago. Approximately 573 months have passed. It was the 113th day of 1977, in week 16. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on April 23, 1977, are now 47 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 191 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to April 23, 1977

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is April 23, 1977, and it's a Saturday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, attending dances, shopping, and watching sports.

The summer of 1977 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song "Don't Give Up On Us" by David Soul is at the top of the singles charts, while "Knowing Me Knowing You" by ABBA 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 "The Two Ronnies", "Maude", "Little House on the Prairie", and "Police Woman". 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", "The Pink Panther Show", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", and "The New Adventures of Batman". Children are playing with toys such as Troll doll, Twister mat, Risk board game, and Stretch Armstrong.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 23, 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on April 23, 1977.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around April 23, 1977.

  • 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.
  • April 21, 1977: The musical Annie opens on Broadway.
  • This date: April 23, 1977
  • April 30, 1977: The Cambodian-Vietnamese War begins.
  • May 9, 1977: 33 people are killed in a fire at Hotel Polen in Amsterdam.
  • May 21, 1977: FA Cup Final 1977: Manchester United defeat Liverpool 2-1.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 23, 1977, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1977 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 23, 1977 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in April 1977

In April 1977, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from April 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

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 April 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

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
All in the Family
All in the Family
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Toys

Toys in 1977

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in April 1977.

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

Were you born on April 23, 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 April 23, 1983, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 23.

James Buchanan

James Buchanan

US President Deceased
Born on April 23, 1791
He was not alive on this date.

Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison

Singer Deceased
Born on April 23, 1936
He turned 41 on this day in 1977.

Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Filmmaker
Born on April 23, 1954
He turned 23 on this day in 1977.

Dan Frischman

Dan Frischman

Actor
Born on April 23, 1959
He turned 18 on this day in 1977.

Timothy McVeigh

Timothy McVeigh

American terrorist Deceased
Born on April 23, 1968
He turned 9 on this day in 1977.

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid

Model
Born on April 23, 1995
She was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Prince Louis

Prince Louis

Prince of Wales
Born on April 23, 2018
He was born exactly 41 years after this date.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on April 23, 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 April 23, 1977 was most likely conceived around July 31, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 23, 1977 is close to January 14, 1978.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 23, 1977:

  • 17,203 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,457 weeks have passed.
  • 1,486,339,200 seconds have passed since April 23, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,734,062,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 766,951,027,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 247,723,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 127,825,171 steps. That's roughly 56,811 miles.
  • 17,836,070 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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