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July 13th, 1977

July 13th, 1977, was a Wednesday. It was Day 194 of 1977. The decade was the Seventies.

46 years, 2 months, and 18 days have passed since July 13th, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on July 13th, 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 13th, 1977.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 13th, 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 the year 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.

Take me back to July 13th, 1977!

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is July 13th, 1977, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day is at the 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 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 "Columbo", "The Bob Newhart Show", "M*A*S*H", and "Quincy, M.E.". 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".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Pink Panther Show", "All in the Family", and "Schoolhouse Rock!". Children are playing with toys such as Big Jim (action figure), Risk board game, Dungeons & Dragons, and Star Wars action figures.

News

News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

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

Information

Facts.

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 46 years, 2 months, and 18 days have passed since July 13th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was not a leap year.
  • Age: People born on July 13th, 1977, are now 46 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1977 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 237596400.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on July 13th, 1977.

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Events

Around this time.

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

  • 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 13th, 1977: Serial killer Ted Bundy is recaptured following his escape from a courthouse in Aspen, Colorado.
  • June 15th, 1977: Spain has its first democratic elections.
  • June 21st, 1977: Elvis Presley performs his version of the song "Unchained Melody" at a show in Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • June 26th, 1977: Elvis Presley performs his last concert at the Market Square arena in Indianapolis.
  • June 26th, 1977: A 16-year-old girl called Jayne Macdonald is murdered by the Yorkshire Ripper in Leeds, England.
  • June 26th, 1977: Serial killer David Berkowitz shoots and injures Judy Placido and Sal Lupo while they are sitting in a car in Queens, New York.
  • 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 13th, 1977
  • July 19th, 1977: Elvis Presley releases his final studio album.
  • July 19th, 1977: 75 people are killed when Johnstown, Pennsylvania is hit by floods.
  • July 19th, 1977: The first GPS signal is transmitted.
  • July 21st, 1977: Four Day War: A short border war begins between Egypt and Libya.
  • July 31st, 1977: Stacy Moskowitz and Robert Violante are shot by serial killer David Berkowitz.
  • August 10th, 1977: Serial killer David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) is arrested.
  • August 10th, 1977: Hulk Hogan makes his professional wrestling debut.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 13th, 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 13th, 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.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 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
Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.

Three's Company
Three's Company
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.

Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.

Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels
TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.

Black Sheep Squadron
Black Sheep Squadron
TV show about a misfit squadron in World War Two.

What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.

Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.

The Bionic Woman
The Bionic Woman
Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.

Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
British sitcom about a hotel owner called Basil Fawlty.

Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".

Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Baretta
Baretta
Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.

Police Woman
Police Woman
Starring Angie Dickinson as Sgt. "Pepper" Anderson.

The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.

Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Good Times
Good Times
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kojak
Kojak
TV show about a bald New York detective.

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.

Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.

The Waltons
The Waltons
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.

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 13th, 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

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

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1977.

Toys and games that were popular on this date 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)

Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox Odyssey

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Twister mat
Twister mat

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in July of 1977.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Arcade game published by Atari.

Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Wild West themed arcade shooter game.

Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.

Tank 1974
Tank
Arcade game developed by Kee Games.

Were you born on this date?

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 13th, 1983, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Patrick Stewart

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

Harrison Ford

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

Daphne Maxwell Reid

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

X-Pac

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

Tulisa Contostavlos

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

USA

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on July 13th, 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 13th, 1977 was most likely conceived around October 20th, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 13th, 1977 is close to April 5th, 1978.

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Stats for July 13th, 1977

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 13th, 1977.

  • 16,881 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,411 weeks have passed.
  • 1,458,518,400 seconds have passed since July 13th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,701,604,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 752,595,494,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 243,086,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 125,432,582 steps. That's roughly 55,748 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,502,221 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
  • How many years ago was 1977?

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