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July 4, 1977 Independence Day (USA)

July 4, 1977, was a Monday. It was 47 years and 12 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on July 4, 1977?

  • Soccer: Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty is sacked following his announcement that he had left his wife for a younger woman.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 4, 1977:

  • United States: "Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)" by Bill Conti
  • United Kingdom: "So You Win Again" by Hot Chocolate

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 4, 1977

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti
  • Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day
  • Got To Give It Up (Pt. I) - Marvin Gaye
  • Da Doo Ron Ron - Shaun Cassidy
  • Looks Like We Made It - Barry Manilow
Play the top songs from 1977
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The Deep

Top movie at the box office

The movie "The Deep" was at the top of the box office on July 4, 1977.

Facts

Independence Day 1977 was 17,179 days ago. Approximately 573 months have passed. It was the 185th day of 1977, in week 27. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 47 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 191 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to July 4, 1977

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Monday, July 4, 1977. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

America is celebrating the 4th of July, which means that fireworks are being set off and families are holding barbeques together. The summer of 1977 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)" by Bill Conti is at the top of the singles charts, while "So You Win Again" by Hot Chocolate is the number-one song in the UK.

Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie The Deep 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 "The Waltons", "Last of the Summer Wine", "Happy Days", and "Police Woman".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Sesame Street", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", and "Jabberjaw". Popular toys at the moment include the Easy-Bake Oven, Twister mat, VertiBird (toy helicopter), and Baby Alive (doll).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 4, 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 July 4, 1977.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to July 4, 1977.

  • 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.
  • June 21, 1977: Elvis Presley performs his version of the song "Unchained Melody" at a show in Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • June 26, 1977:
    • Elvis Presley performs his last concert at the Market Square arena in Indianapolis.
    • A 16-year-old girl called Jayne Macdonald is murdered by the Yorkshire Ripper in Leeds, England.
    • Serial killer David Berkowitz shoots and injures Judy Placido and Sal Lupo while they are sitting in a car in Queens, New York.
  • This date: July 4, 1977
  • July 13, 1977: The New York City blackout of 1977 occurs.
  • July 19, 1977:
    • Elvis Presley releases his final studio album.
    • 75 people are killed when Johnstown, Pennsylvania is hit by floods.
    • The first GPS signal is transmitted.
  • July 21, 1977: Four Day War: A short border war begins between Egypt and Libya.
  • July 31, 1977: Stacy Moskowitz and Robert Violante are shot by serial killer David Berkowitz.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 4, 1977, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1977 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 4, 1977 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1977

Television shows that people were watching in July 1977:

TV shows from July 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 July 4, 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:

Star Wars action figures
Star Wars action figures
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)
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in July 1977.

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

Were you born on July 4, 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 July 4, 1983, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 4.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author Deceased
Born on July 4, 1804
He was not alive on this date.

Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge

US President Deceased
Born on July 4, 1872
He was not alive on this date.

Mike Sorrentino

Mike Sorrentino

Television personality
Born on July 4, 1982
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Melissa Barrera

Melissa Barrera

Actress
Born on July 4, 1990
She was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on July 4:

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on July 4, 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 July 4, 1977 was most likely conceived around October 11, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 4, 1977 is close to March 27, 1978.

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Stats for July 4, 1977

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 4, 1977:

  • 17,179 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,454 weeks have passed.
  • 1,484,265,600 seconds have passed since July 4, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,731,643,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 765,881,049,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 247,377,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 127,646,842 steps. That's roughly 56,732 miles.
  • 17,811,187 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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