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April 30th, 1977.

April 30th, 1977, was a Saturday. It was day 120 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years and 7 days have passed since April 30th, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on April 30th, 1977?

  • The Cambodian-Vietnamese War begins.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 30th, 1977.

  • United States: Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
  • United Kingdom: Knowing Me Knowing You - ABBA

Take me back to April 30th, 1977!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 30th, 1977 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1977 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song Don't Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston 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. 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!", "M*A*S*H", "Welcome Back, Kotter" and "The Bionic Woman". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Sesame Street", "All in the Family", "Happy Days" and "The Muppet Show".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of VertiBird (toy helicopter), Big Jim (action figure), Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle and Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game).

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 April 30th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 44 years and 7 days have passed since April 30th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 30th, 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 231202800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 30th, 1977.

  • April 4th, 1977: 72 people die when Southern Airways Flight 242 crashes in New Hope, Georgia.
  • April 21st, 1977: The musical Annie opens on Broadway.
  • This date: April 30th, 1977
  • May 9th, 1977: 33 people are killed in a fire at Hotel Polen in Amsterdam.
  • May 21st, 1977: FA Cup Final 1977: Manchester United defeat Liverpool 2-1.
  • May 25th, 1977: Football: Liverpool win the European Cup after defeating Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1.
  • May 25th, 1977: Star Wars is released in the US.
  • May 27th, 1977: The Sex Pistols release their song "God Save the Queen".
  • May 28th, 1977: 165 people are killed after a fire breaks out at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 30th, 1977, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 30th, 1977 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

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.

Kid's TV shows on April 30th, 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
  • 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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 30th of April.

  • April 30th, 1933: Willie Nelson (Singer) turned 44 on this day in 1977.
  • April 30th, 1959: Stephen Harper (Canadian Prime Minister) turned 18 on this day in 1977.
  • April 30th, 1982: Kirsten Dunst (Actress) was born exactly 5 years after this date.
  • April 30th, 1992: Travis Scott (Rapper) was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 30th of April.

  • Walpurgis Night (Sweden)

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on April 30th, 1977.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 30th, 1977.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 30th, 1977 was most likely conceived around the 21st of July, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 30th, 1977 is close to the 7th of February, 1978.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 30th, 1977.

  • A total of 16,078 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,296 weeks have passed.
  • 1,389,139,200 seconds have passed since the April 30th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,620,662,400 times.
  • Since April 30th, 1977, the earth has travelled approximately 716,795,827,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 231,523,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 119,465,971 steps. That's about 53,096 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,669,670 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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