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May 27th, 1977.

May 27th, 1977, was a Friday. It was day 147 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years, 3 months and 23 days have passed since May 27th, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On this day.

What happened on May 27th, 1977?

  • The Sex Pistols release their song "God Save the Queen".

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 27th, 1977.

  • United States: Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
  • United Kingdom: I Don't Want To Talk About It / The First Cut Is The Deepest - Rod Stewart
Play the top hits 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.
The Greatest

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Greatest" was at the top of the box office on May 27th, 1977.

Take me back to May 27th, 1977!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 27th, 1977 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Currently, 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 Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Don't Want To Talk About It / The First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart is the number one hit song.

Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Greatest is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, James Callaghan is the current Prime Minister. 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. A new song called "God Save the Queen" has recently been released by English punk band The Sex Pistols. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Elvis Presley, Marc Bolan, Charlie Chaplin and Keith Moon would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Maude", "Fawlty Towers", "The Bionic Woman" and "Black Sheep Squadron". 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", "Happy Days" 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, Micronauts, Lego Technic and Star Wars action figures.

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 27th, 1977.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1977?

    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.

    "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"

    "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone and "Evergreen" by Barbra Streisand both won the Grammy for 1977's Song of the Year.

  • 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.

  • Time Person of the Year: 1977.

    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.

    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.

  • The "Son of Sam" is terrorizing New York.

    The "Son of Sam" is terrorizing New York.

    During this period, a serial killer nicknamed the "Son of Sam" was terrorizing New York City. By the time he was 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 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, 3 months and 23 days have passed since May 27th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 27th, 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 233535600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 27th, 1977.

  • April 30th, 1977: The Cambodian-Vietnamese War begins.
  • May 9th, 1977: 33 people are killed in a fire at Hotel Polen in Amsterdam.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 27th, 1977
  • 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.
  • June 13th, 1977: English child actor Matthew Garber, who played Michael Banks in Mary Poppins, passes away from pancreatitis at the age of 21.
  • June 13th, 1977: Crime: Three girl scouts are raped and murdered at Camp Scott in Mayes County, Oklahoma.
  • June 13th, 1977: Serial killer Ted Bundy is recaptured following his escape from a courthouse in Aspen.
  • June 15th, 1977: Spain has its first democratic elections.
  • June 26th, 1977: Elvis Presley holds his last concert.
  • June 26th, 1977: A 16-year-old girl called Jayne Macdonald is murdered by the Yorkshire Ripper in Leeds, England.

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 27th, 1977, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • 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 27th, 1977 falls under the Deer.
  • 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.
  • Fawlty Towers - 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.
  • The Jeffersons - TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
  • Baretta - Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.
  • 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.
  • Good Times - American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.
  • Happy Days - TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Kojak - TV show about a bald New York detective.

Kid's TV shows on May 27th, 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.

  • Star Wars action figures
  • Lego Technic
  • Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
  • Cher dolls
  • Micronauts
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Risk board game
  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 27th, 1983 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 27th.

Vincent Price

Actor. Deceased
Born on May 27th, 1911
He turned 66 on this day in 1977.

Cilla Black

Singer / Media personality. Deceased
Born on May 27th, 1943
She turned 34 on this day in 1977.

Wayne Williams

Serial killer.
Born on May 27th, 1958
He turned 19 on this day in 1977.

Paul Gascoigne

Soccer player.
Born on May 27th, 1967
He turned 10 on this day in 1977.

Left Eye

Rapper. Deceased
Born on May 27th, 1971
She turned 6 on this day in 1977.

Jamie Oliver

Celebrity chef.
Born on May 27th, 1975
He turned 2 on this day in 1977.

Andre 3000

American rapper.
Born on May 27th, 1975
He turned 2 on this day in 1977.

Jadakiss

American rapper.
Born on May 27th, 1975
He turned 2 on this day in 1977.

Beauden Barrett

Rugby player.
Born on May 27th, 1991
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on May 27th, 1977.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 27th, 1977.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 27th, 1977 was most likely conceived around the 17th of August, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 27th, 1977 is close to the 6th of March, 1978.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 27th, 1977.

  • A total of 16,186 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,312 weeks have passed.
  • 1,398,470,400 seconds have passed since the May 27th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,631,548,800 times.
  • Since May 27th, 1977, the earth has travelled approximately 721,610,726,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 233,078,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 120,268,454 steps. That's about 53,453 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,781,645 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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