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May 4th, 1977.

May 4th, 1977, was a Wednesday. It was day 124 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years, 6 months and 30 days have passed since May 4th, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 4th, 1977.

  • United States: Southern Nights - Glenn Campbell
  • United Kingdom: Knowing Me Knowing You - ABBA

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 4th, 1977.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Southern Nights - Glen Campbell
  • Hotel California - Eagles
  • Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
  • When I Need You - Leo Sayer
  • I've Got Love On My Mind - Natalie Cole
Play the top hits 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.
It's Alive

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "It's Alive" was at the top of the box office on May 4th, 1977.

Take me back to May 4th, 1977!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 4th, 1977 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1977 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Southern Nights by Glenn Campbell 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 the movie It's Alive 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Elvis Presley, Marc Bolan, Charlie Chaplin and Keith Moon would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Soul Train", "Emergency!", "Kojak" and "The Rockford Files". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!", "Star Trek: The Animated Series" and "Dynomutt, Dog Wonder". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Big Jim (action figure), Baby Alive (doll) and Dungeons & Dragons.

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 May 4th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "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.

    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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 44 years, 6 months and 30 days have passed since May 4th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 4th, 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 231548400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 4th, 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.
  • April 30th, 1977: The Cambodian-Vietnamese War begins.
  • This date: May 4th, 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.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 4th, 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 4th, 1977 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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.

TV shows from May, 1977.

Eight Is Enough
Eight Is Enough
Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.

Three's Company
Three's Company
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.

Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.

Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels
TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.

Black Sheep Squadron
Black Sheep Squadron
TV show about a misfit squadron in World War Two.

What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.

Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.

The Bionic Woman
The Bionic Woman
Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.

Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
British sitcom about a hotel owner called Basil Fawlty.

Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".

Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Baretta
Baretta
Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.

The Rockford Files
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
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Good Times
Good Times
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kojak
Kojak
TV show about a bald New York detective.

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.

Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.

The Waltons
The Waltons
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.

Maude
Maude
Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.

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.

Kids' TV shows on May 4th, 1977.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1977.

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

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

Popular toys and games in 1977.

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

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.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Arcade game published by Atari.

Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Wild West themed arcade shooter game.

Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.

Tank 1974
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 May 4th, 1983 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 4th.

Hosni Mubarak

Egyptian President. Deceased
Born on May 4th, 1928
He turned 49 on this day in 1977.

Audrey Hepburn

Actress. Deceased
Born on May 4th, 1929
She turned 48 on this day in 1977.

Cesc Fabregas

Soccer player.
Born on May 4th, 1987
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 4th of May.

  • Greenery Day (Japan)
  • Star Wars Day

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on May 4th, 1977.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 4th, 1977.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 4th, 1977 was most likely conceived around August 11th, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 4th, 1977 is close to January 25th, 1978.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 4th, 1977.

  • A total of 16,284 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,326 weeks have passed.
  • 1,406,941,200 seconds have passed since the May 4th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,641,431,400 times.
  • Since May 4th, 1977, the earth has travelled approximately 725,981,659,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 234,490,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 120,996,943 steps. That's about 53,776 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,883,294 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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