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July 13, 1977

July 13, 1977, was a Wednesday. It was 47 years and 11 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on July 13, 1977?

  • The New York City blackout of 1977 occurs.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on July 13, 1977:

  • United States: "Undercover Angel" by Alan O'Day
  • United Kingdom: "So You Win Again" by Hot Chocolate

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 13, 1977

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

  • Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day
  • Da Doo Ron Ron - Shaun Cassidy
  • Looks Like We Made It - Barry Manilow
  • Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti
  • I Just Want To Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb
Play the top singles 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.
Star Wars

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Star Wars" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date occurred 17,178 days ago. Approximately 573 months have passed. It was the 194th day of 1977, in week 28. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on July 13, 1977, are now 47 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 191 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to July 13, 1977

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is July 13, 1977, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

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 "Undercover Angel" by Alan O'Day 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 Star Wars is at the top of the box office.

James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Jeffersons", "The Bionic Woman", "Three's Company", and "Eight Is Enough". 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. People are playing video games such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Happy Days", and "Jabberjaw". Children are playing with toys such as Big Jim (action figure), Baby Alive (doll), Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle, and Stretch Armstrong.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 13, 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 13, 1977.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around July 13, 1977.

  • 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.
  • July 4, 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 13, 1977
  • 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.
  • August 10, 1977:
    • Serial killer David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) is arrested.
    • Hulk Hogan makes his professional wrestling debut.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 13, 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 13, 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 series on July 13, 1977

TV audiences were watching the following shows on July 13, 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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in July 1977

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

Toys in 1977

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 13, 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 13, 1983, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 13.

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Actor
Born on July 13, 1940
He turned 37 on this day in 1977.

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

Actor
Born on July 13, 1942
He turned 35 on this day in 1977.

Daphne Maxwell Reid

Daphne Maxwell Reid

Actress
Born on July 13, 1948
She turned 29 on this day in 1977.

X-Pac

X-Pac

Wrestler
Born on July 13, 1972
He turned 5 on this day in 1977.

Tulisa Contostavlos

Tulisa Contostavlos

Singer
Born on July 13, 1988
She was born exactly 11 years after this date.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on July 13, 1977.

UK

UK Prime Minister

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 13, 1977 was most likely conceived around October 20, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 13, 1977 is close to April 5, 1978.

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Stats for July 13, 1977

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 13, 1977:

  • 17,178 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,454 weeks have passed.
  • 1,484,179,200 seconds have passed since July 13, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,731,542,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 765,836,467,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 247,363,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 127,639,411 steps. That's roughly 56,729 miles.
  • 17,810,150 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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