May 9th, 1977, fell on a Monday. It was day 129 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.
43 years, 3 months and 0 days have passed since May 9th, 1977.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 9th, 1977:
33 people are killed in a fire at Hotel Polen in Amsterdam.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 9th, 1977:
United States: Hotel California - Eagles
United Kingdom: Free - Deniece Williams
Take Me Back!
The date is May 9th, 1977 and it's a Monday. The summer of 1977 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song Hotel California by Eagles is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Free by Deniece Williams is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States. 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", "The Rockford Files", "The Bionic Woman" and "Charlie's Angels". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Happy Days" and "The Muppet Show".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle", "Dungeons & Dragons" and "Stretch Armstrong".
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 May 9th, 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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1977.
Basic facts and information about this date:
43 years, 3 months and 0 days have passed since May 9th, 1977.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1977.
Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 9th, 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 231980400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 9th, 1977:
May 28th, 1977: 165 people die when a fire breaks out at the Beverly Hills Supper Club .
June 5th, 1977: The Portland Trail Blazers win the 1977 NBA Finals after they defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 4-2.
June 7th, 1977: American serial killer Ted Bundy escapes from a courthouse in Aspen.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 9th, 1977, will have the star sign Taurus.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
Native American Zodiac: May 9th, 1977 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
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:
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Dungeons & Dragons
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 9th of May:
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 9th, 1977.
15,798 days have passed since this date.
1,364,947,200 seconds have passed since the May 9th, 1977.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,592,438,400 times.
Since May 9th, 1977, earth has travelled approximately 704,312,755,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 227,491,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 117,385,459 steps. That's about 52,171 miles!
Since this date, 16,379,366 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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