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May 20, 1977

May 20, 1977, was a Friday. It was the 140th day of 1977. The decade was the seventies.

46 years, 9 months, and 16 days have passed since May 20, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on May 20, 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 20, 1977:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 20, 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 top movie on this day was "Annie Hall".

Facts

This date was 17,091 days ago. Approximately 570 months have passed. It was the 140th 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. 190 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to May 20, 1977

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Friday, May 20, 1977. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

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 "Hawaii Five-O", "Soul Train", "The Jeffersons", and "The Bionic Woman". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Pink Panther Show", "The Muppet Show", and "The New Adventures of Batman". Popular toys at the moment include VertiBird (toy helicopter), Magna Doodle, Cher dolls, and Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 20, 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 20, 1977.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 20, 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 20, 1977

People in May 1977 were watching the following TV series:

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
Barney Miller
Barney Miller
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
Baretta
Baretta
Police Woman
Police Woman
The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Good Times
Good Times
Happy Days
Happy Days
Kojak
Kojak
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
The Waltons
The Waltons

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 20, 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

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
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
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
Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)
Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Twister mat
Twister mat
Operation
Operation
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch
Troll doll
Troll doll
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 20, 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 20, 1983, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 20.

David Proval

David Proval

Actor
Born on May 20, 1942
He turned 35 on this day in 1977.

Cher

Cher

Singer
Born on May 20, 1946
She turned 31 on this day in 1977.

Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes

Rapper
Born on May 20, 1972
He turned 5 on this day in 1977.

Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas

Spanish soccer player
Born on May 20, 1981
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Petr Cech

Petr Cech

Czech soccer player
Born on May 20, 1982
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Jack Gleeson

Jack Gleeson

Actor
Born on May 20, 1992
He was born exactly 15 years after this date.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on May 20, 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 20, 1977 was most likely conceived around August 27, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 20, 1977 is close to February 10, 1978.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 20, 1977:

  • 17,091 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,441 weeks have passed.
  • 1,476,666,000 seconds have passed since May 20, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,722,777,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 761,959,656,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 246,111,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 126,993,276 steps. That's roughly 56,441 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,719,992 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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