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July 6th, 1977.

July 6th, 1977, was a Wednesday. It was day 187 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

43 years, 10 months and 0 days have passed since July 6th, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Born on July 6th, 1977.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Pearse Doherty: Irish politician.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 6th, 1977.

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

Take me back to July 6th, 1977!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 6th, 1977 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. 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 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Maude", "Good Times", "The Rockford Files" 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 "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 Etch A Sketch, Magna Doodle, Stretch Armstrong and Micronauts.

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 July 6th, 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 0 days have passed since July 6th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 6th, 1977, will be 43 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1977 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 236991600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 6th, 1977.

  • 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.
  • July 4th, 1977: Soccer: Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty is sacked following his announcement that he had left his wife for a younger woman.
  • This date: July 6th, 1977
  • July 13th, 1977: The New York City blackout of 1977 occurs.
  • July 19th, 1977: Elvis Presley releases his final studio album.
  • July 19th, 1977: 75 people are killed when Johnstown, Pennsylvania is hit by floods.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 6th, 1977, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 6th, 1977 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on July 6th, 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
  • 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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 6th of July.

  • July 6th, 1946: Sylvester Stallone (Actor) turned 31 on this day in 1977.
  • July 6th, 1946: George W. Bush (US President) turned 31 on this day in 1977.
  • July 6th, 1975: 50 Cent (Rapper) turned 2 on this day in 1977.
  • July 6th, 1979: Kevin Hart (Actor / Comedian) was born exactly 2 years after this date.

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on July 6th, 1977.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 6th, 1977.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 6th, 1977.

  • A total of 16,010 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,287 weeks have passed.
  • 1,383,264,000 seconds have passed since the July 6th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,613,808,000 times.
  • Since July 6th, 1977, the earth has travelled approximately 713,764,224,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 230,544,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 118,960,704 steps. That's about 52,871 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,599,168 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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