May 31st, 1977

May 31st, 1977, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 151 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

43 years, 10 months and 22 days have passed since May 31st, 1977.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 31st, 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

Take Me Back!

The date is May 31st, 1977 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. 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 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. A new song called "God Save the Queen" has recently been released by English punk band The Sex Pistols.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "All in the Family", "Little House on the Prairie", "The Muppet Show" and "Three's Company". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Pink Panther Show", "Sesame Street", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "Happy Days".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Big Jim (action figure)", "Magnavox Odyssey", "Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle" and "Connect Four".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 31st, 1977.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • "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.

  • Annie Hall

    "Annie Hall" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 43 years, 10 months and 22 days have passed since May 31st, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 31st, 1977, will be 43 years of age.
  • People born in 1977 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 233881200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 31st, 1977:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 31st, 1977
  • 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 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 31st, 1977, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 31st, 1977 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

1977 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

1977 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been 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
  • Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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 noteable people who were born on the 31st of May:


US President

Who was the US President on May 31st, 1977?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 31st, 1977?

  • James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 31st, 1977 was probably conceived around the 21st of August, 1976. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 31st, 1977 is the 10th of March, 1978. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 31st, 1977.

  • 16,032 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,385,164,800 seconds have passed since the May 31st, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,616,025,600 times.
  • Since May 31st, 1977, earth has travelled approximately 714,745,036,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 230,860,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 119,124,173 steps. That's about 52,944 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,621,978 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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