May 20th, 1977, was a Friday. It was Day 140 of 1977. The decade was the Seventies.
46 years and 20 days have passed since May 20th, 1977.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.
People who were born on this exact date.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 20th, 1977.
A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date:
The top movie on this date was "Annie Hall".
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The date is May 20th, 1977, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Most people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
The summer of 1977 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song When I Need You by Leo Sayer is at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Free by Deniece Williams is the number-one hit song.
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 "All in the Family", "The Two Ronnies", "Kojak", and "Happy Days".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!", "Sesame Street", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", and "The New Adventures of Batman". Popular toys at the moment include Operation, Twister mat, Magna Doodle, and Micronauts.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 20th, 1977.
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.
The best NBA players in 1977 were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Thompson, Elvin Hayes, Pete Maravich and Paul Westphal.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 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" by Debby Boone and "Evergreen" by Barbra Streisand both won the Grammy for 1977's Song of the Year.
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.
The popularity of roller skates exploded during the second half of the 1970s.
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.
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 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.
Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
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Television shows that people were watching in May 1977.
Eight Is Enough
Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.
TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.
Black Sheep Squadron
TV show about a misfit squadron in World War Two.
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.
TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.
British sitcom about a hotel owner called Basil Fawlty.
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.
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.
Starring Angie Dickinson as Sgt. "Pepper" Anderson.
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
TV show that was set in the 1870s.
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
TV show about a bald New York detective.
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.
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).
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1977.
The New Adventures of Batman
Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
All in the Family
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1977.
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Dungeons & Dragons
Risk board game
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Popular video games that people were playing in May of 1977.
Arcade game published by Atari.
Wild West themed arcade shooter game.
Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.
Arcade game developed by Kee Games.
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 20th, 1983, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 20th.
Spanish soccer player.
Born on May 20th, 1981
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.
Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on May 20th, 1977.
James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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