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August 2nd, 1977.

August 2nd, 1977, was a Tuesday. It was day 214 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

43 years, 10 months and 10 days have passed since August 2nd, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Born on August 2nd, 1977.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Edward Furlong: Actor.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 2nd, 1977.

  • United States: I Just Want To Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb
  • United Kingdom: I Feel Love - Donna Summer
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Take me back to August 2nd, 1977!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 2nd, 1977 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song I Just Want To Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Feel Love by Donna Summer 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 "All in the Family", "Barnaby Jones", "Starsky & Hutch" and "Charlie's Angels".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "Sesame Street". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle, Micronauts and Cher dolls.

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 August 2nd, 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.

  • 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 10 days have passed since August 2nd, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 2nd, 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 239324400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 2nd, 1977.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 2nd, 1977, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1977 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 2nd, 1977 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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 August 2nd, 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 August 2nd, 1983 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 2nd of August.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of August.

  • Republic Day (Republic of Macedonia)

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on August 2nd, 1977.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 2nd, 1977.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 2nd, 1977 was most likely conceived around the 23rd of October, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 2nd, 1977 is close to the 12th of May, 1978.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 2nd, 1977.

  • A total of 16,020 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,288 weeks have passed.
  • 1,384,128,000 seconds have passed since the August 2nd, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,614,816,000 times.
  • Since August 2nd, 1977, the earth has travelled approximately 714,210,048,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 230,688,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 119,035,008 steps. That's about 52,904 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,609,536 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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