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May 16, 1977

May 16, 1977, was a Monday. It was 46 years, 10 months, and 30 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on May 16, 1977

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 16, 1977:

  • United States: "When I Need You" by Leo Sayer
  • United Kingdom: "Free" by Deniece Williams

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 16, 1977

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • When I Need You - Leo Sayer
  • Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
  • Hotel California - Eagles
  • Southern Nights - Glen Campbell
  • Couldn't Get It Right - Climax Blues Band
Play the top songs 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.
Annie Hall

Top movie

The movie "Annie Hall" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 17,136 days ago. Approximately 571 months have passed. It was the 136th day of 1977, in week 20. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 46 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 190 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to May 16, 1977

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Monday, May 16, 1977. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

The summer of 1977 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. In America, the song "When I Need You" by Leo Sayer is at the top of the singles charts, while "Free" by Deniece Williams is the number-one song in the UK. Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie Annie Hall is at the top of the box office.

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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Elvis Presley, Marc Bolan, Charlie Chaplin, and Keith Moon would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Barnaby Jones", "Police Woman", "Barney Miller", and "Starsky & Hutch". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!", "All in the Family", and "The New Adventures of Batman". Popular toys at the moment include Etch A Sketch, Magna Doodle, Connect Four, and Stretch Armstrong.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 16, 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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 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

    A serial killer called the "Son of Sam" terrorized New York City in 1976 and 1977. By the time he was finally 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 second half of the 1970s.
  • Disco music.

    Disco music

    Disco music became mainstream during the latter half of the 1970s. Nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 16, 1977.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 16, 1977.

  • April 21, 1977: The musical Annie opens on Broadway.
  • April 30, 1977: The Cambodian-Vietnamese War begins.
  • May 9, 1977: 33 people are killed in a fire at Hotel Polen in Amsterdam.
  • This date: May 16, 1977
  • May 21, 1977: FA Cup Final 1977: Manchester United defeat Liverpool 2-1.
  • May 25, 1977:
    • Football: Liverpool win the European Cup after defeating Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1.
    • Star Wars is released in the US.
  • May 27, 1977: The Sex Pistols release their song "God Save the Queen".
  • May 28, 1977: 165 people are killed after a fire breaks out at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky.
  • June 4, 1977: JVC introduces its first VHS videotape.
  • June 5, 1977: The Portland Trail Blazers win the 1977 NBA Finals after they defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 4-2.
  • June 7, 1977:
    • American serial killer Ted Bundy escapes from a courthouse in Aspen.
    • 5 million people watch the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II on TV.
  • June 10, 1977: James Earl Ray (the man who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr.) escapes from prison in Tennessee.
  • June 13, 1977:
    • English child actor Matthew Garber, who played Michael Banks in Mary Poppins, passes away from pancreatitis at the age of 21.
    • Crime: Three girl scouts are raped and murdered at Camp Scott in Mayes County, Oklahoma.
    • Serial killer Ted Bundy is recaptured following his escape from a courthouse in Aspen, Colorado.
  • June 15, 1977: Spain has its first democratic elections.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 16, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 16, 1977 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on May 16, 1977

TV audiences were watching the following shows on May 16, 1977:

TV shows from May 1977.

Eight Is Enough
Eight Is Enough
Three's Company
Three's Company
Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels
Black Sheep Squadron
Black Sheep Squadron
What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
The Bionic Woman
The Bionic Woman
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch

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.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on May 16, 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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1977

Toys and games that were popular 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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in May 1977.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Tank 1974
Tank

Were you born on May 16, 1977?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 16, 1983, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 16.

Liberace

Liberace

American pianist Deceased
Born on May 16, 1919
He turned 58 on this day in 1977.

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

Actor
Born on May 16, 1953
He turned 24 on this day in 1977.

Krist Novoselic

Krist Novoselic

Nirvana
Born on May 16, 1965
He turned 12 on this day in 1977.

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

Singer
Born on May 16, 1966
She turned 11 on this day in 1977.

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Actor
Born on May 16, 1969
He turned 8 on this day in 1977.

Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson

TV presenter
Born on May 16, 1969
He turned 8 on this day in 1977.

Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling

Actress
Born on May 16, 1973
She turned 4 on this day in 1977.

Wee Man

Wee Man

Stunt performer
Born on May 16, 1973
He turned 4 on this day in 1977.

Chris Watts

Chris Watts

Murderer
Born on May 16, 1985
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Megan Fox

Megan Fox

American actress
Born on May 16, 1986
She was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Omos

Omos

Wrestler
Born on May 16, 1994
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on May 16, 1977.

UK

UK Prime Minister

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 16, 1977 was most likely conceived around August 23, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 16, 1977 is close to February 6, 1978.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 16, 1977:

  • 17,136 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,448 weeks have passed.
  • 1,480,550,400 seconds have passed since May 16, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,727,308,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 763,964,006,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 246,758,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 127,327,334 steps. That's roughly 56,590 miles.
  • 17,766,605 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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