July 5th, 1977

July 5th, 1977, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 186 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

43 years, 2 months and 20 days have passed since July 5th, 1977.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 5th, 1977:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is July 5th, 1977 and it's a Tuesday. The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) by Bill Conti is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, So You Win Again by Hot Chocolate is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States.

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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "All in the Family", "Wonder Woman", "Laverne & Shirley" 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 Bugs Bunny Show", "The Pink Panther Show", "Happy Days" and "The Muppet Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Baby Alive (doll)", "Magna Doodle", "Connect Four" and "Micronauts".


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 July 5th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 43 years, 2 months and 20 days have passed since July 5th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 5th, 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 236905200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 5th, 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 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.
  • July 13th, 1977: The New York City blackout of 1977 occurs.
  • July 19th, 1977: 75 people are killed when Johnstown, Pennsylvania is hit by floods.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 5th, 1977, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1977 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 5th, 1977 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of July:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on July 5th, 1977.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 5th, 1977 was probably conceived around the 25th of September, 1976. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 5th, 1977 is the 14th of April, 1978. (Rough Estimate).

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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 5th, 1977.

  • 15,788 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,364,083,200 seconds have passed since the July 5th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,591,430,400 times.
  • Since July 5th, 1977, earth has travelled approximately 703,866,931,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 227,347,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 117,311,155 steps. That's about 52,138 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,368,998 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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