May 9th, 1977

May 9th, 1977, fell on a Monday. Day 129 of 1977. Decade: 1970s.

43 years, 0 months and 28 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.


Music Singles

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

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

    "Annie Hall" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1977.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 43 years, 0 months and 28 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:

  • April 30th, 1977: The Cambodian-Vietnamese War begins.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

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 9th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 9th of May:

  • Victory Day (Russia)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on May 9th, 1977.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 9th, 1977 was probably conceived around the 30th of July, 1976. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 9th, 1977 is the 16th of February, 1978. (Rough Estimate).

Computer 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.

9th of May

Events that have occurred on the 9th of May:

  • May 9th, 1865: The American Civil War ends.
  • May 9th, 1970: 100,000 people demonstrate against the Vietnam War in Washington D.C.
  • May 9th, 1987: 183 people are killed when LOT Flight 5055 Tadeusz Kosciuszko crashes in Warsaw, Poland.
  • May 9th, 2001: 129 football fans die in a stampede in Ghana.
  • May 9th, 1950: L. Ron Hubbard publishes his book "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health"
  • May 9th, 1980: Friday the 13th (1980) is released.
  • May 9th, 1992: The final episode of "The Golden Girls" is aired.
  • May 9th, 1992: Liverpool win the FA Cup final after defeating Sunderland 2-0.
  • May 9th, 2010: Chelsea win the Premier League title after defeating Wigan 8-0 on the final day of the season.
  • May 9th, 2011: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver end their relationship after 25 years of marriage.
  • May 9th, 2012: Minecraft is released on the XBox 360.
  • May 9th, 2013: Football: Manchester United announce that David Moyes will be taking over as manager.
  • May 9th, 2017: Donald Trump fires FBI Director James Comey.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 9th, 1977.

  • 15,734 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,359,417,600 seconds have passed since the May 9th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,585,987,200 times.
  • Since May 9th, 1977, earth has travelled approximately 701,459,481,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 226,569,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 116,909,914 steps. That's about 51,960 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,313,011 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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