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May 9th, 1977.

May 9th, 1977, was a Monday. It was day 129 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years and 10 days have passed since May 9th, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 9th, 1977?

  • 33 people are killed in a fire at Hotel Polen in Amsterdam.

Music charts.

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
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Take me back to May 9th, 1977!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 9th, 1977 and it's a Monday. 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 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 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 "Columbo.", "Welcome Back, Kotter", "Laverne & Shirley" and "Eight Is Enough".

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", "Sesame Street", "All in the Family" and "The Muppet Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Lite-Brite, Micronauts and Cher dolls.

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 9th, 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.

  • 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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1977.

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 44 years and 10 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 44 years of age.
  • Generation: 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 21st, 1977: The musical Annie opens on Broadway.
  • April 30th, 1977: The Cambodian-Vietnamese War begins.
  • This date: May 9th, 1977
  • 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.
  • 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.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • 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 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 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 9th, 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.

  • 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 May 9th, 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 9th of May.

  • May 9th, 1949: Billy Joel (Singer) turned 28 on this day in 1977.
  • May 9th, 1970: Ghostface Killah (Rapper) turned 7 on this day in 1977.
  • May 9th, 1971: Nicolas Ghesquière (French fashion designer) turned 6 on this day in 1977.

Holidays.

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

  • Victory Day (Russia)

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 9th, 1977.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 16,081 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,297 weeks have passed.
  • 1,389,398,400 seconds have passed since the May 9th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,620,964,800 times.
  • Since May 9th, 1977, the earth has travelled approximately 716,929,574,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 231,566,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 119,488,262 steps. That's about 53,106 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,672,781 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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