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July 19th, 1977.

July 19th, 1977, was a Tuesday. It was day 200 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

43 years, 10 months and 24 days have passed since July 19th, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 19th, 1977?

  • 75 people are killed when Johnstown, Pennsylvania is hit by floods.
  • Elvis Presley releases his final studio album.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 19th, 1977.

  • United States: Da Doo Ron Ron - Shaun Cassidy
  • United Kingdom: So You Win Again - Hot Chocolate
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The date is July 19th, 1977 and it's a Tuesday. 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 Da Doo Ron Ron by Shaun Cassidy 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 "Little House on the Prairie", "The Jeffersons", "Charlie's Angels" and "Quincy, M.E.".

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", "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, Battleship (game), Big Jim (action figure) and Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game).

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 19th, 1977.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Annie Hall.

    Annie Hall.

    "Annie Hall" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1977.

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • Time Person of the Year: 1977.

    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 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.

  • The "Son of Sam" is terrorizing New York.

    The "Son of Sam" is terrorizing New York.

    During this period, a serial killer nicknamed the "Son of Sam" was terrorizing New York City. By the time he was 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 later half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    In the second half of the 1970s, disco music became mainstream. During this period, nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 43 years, 10 months and 24 days have passed since July 19th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 19th, 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 238114800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 19th, 1977.

  • 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.
  • July 13th, 1977: The New York City blackout of 1977 occurs.
  • This date: July 19th, 1977
  • August 10th, 1977: Serial killer David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) is arrested.
  • August 13th, 1977: Soccer: Kenny Daglish makes his debut for Liverpool.
  • August 16th, 1977: Singer Elvis Presley is found dead on his bathroom floor at the age of 42.
  • August 18th, 1977: The funeral of Elvis Presley is held.

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 19th, 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 19th, 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 19th, 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.

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out July 19th, 1983 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 19th of July.

  • July 19th, 1947: Brian May (Musician) turned 30 on this day in 1977.
  • July 19th, 1976: Benedict Cumberbatch (Actor) turned 1 on this day in 1977.
  • July 19th, 1988: Shane Dawson (Youtube personality) was born exactly 11 years after this date.

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on July 19th, 1977.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 19th, 1977.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 19th, 1977 was most likely conceived around the 9th of October, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 19th, 1977 is close to the 28th of April, 1978.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 19th, 1977.

  • A total of 16,034 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,290 weeks have passed.
  • 1,385,337,600 seconds have passed since the July 19th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,616,227,200 times.
  • Since July 19th, 1977, the earth has travelled approximately 714,834,201,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 230,889,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 119,139,034 steps. That's about 52,951 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,624,051 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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