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August 5, 1977

August 5, 1977, was a Friday. It was 46 years, 8 months, and 9 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 5, 1977:

  • United States: "I Just Want To Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb
  • United Kingdom: "I Feel Love" by Donna Summer

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 5, 1977

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

  • I Just Want To Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb
  • I'm In You - Peter Frampton
  • Looks Like We Made It - Barry Manilow
  • My Heart Belongs To Me - Barbra Streisand
  • Da Doo Ron Ron - Shaun Cassidy
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 August 5, 1977.

Facts

This date occurred 17,054 days ago. Approximately 568 months have passed. It was the 217th day of 1977, in week 31. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on August 5, 1977, are now 46 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 189 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to August 5, 1977

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is August 5, 1977, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

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 "I Just Want To Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb is at the top of the singles charts, while "I Feel Love" by Donna Summer 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 "Soul Train", "The Waltons", "The Six Million Dollar Man", and "Wonder Woman". 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", "The Pink Panther Show", "The Muppet Show", and "The New Adventures of Batman". Children are playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, Lite-Brite, Cher dolls, and Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 5, 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.
  • 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around August 5, 1977.

  • July 13, 1977: The New York City blackout of 1977 occurs.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 5, 1977
  • August 10, 1977:
    • Serial killer David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) is arrested.
    • Hulk Hogan makes his professional wrestling debut.
  • August 13, 1977: Soccer: Kenny Daglish makes his debut for Liverpool.
  • August 16, 1977: Singer Elvis Presley is found dead on his bathroom floor at the age of 42.
  • August 18, 1977: The funeral of Elvis Presley is held.
  • August 19, 1977: Groucho Marx passes away.
  • August 20, 1977: The Voyager 2 space probe is launched.
  • August 21, 1977: American actor and dancer Danny Lockin is stabbed to death in Anaheim, California.
  • August 29, 1977: Iggy Pop releases his single "The Passenger".
  • September 4, 1977: Golden Dragon massacre: Five people are left dead following a gang-related shooting at a restaurant in Chinatown, San Francisco.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 5, 1977, will have the star sign Leo.
  • 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 5, 1977 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in August 1977

Television shows that people were watching in August 1977:

TV shows from August 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 August 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 August 1977.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Tank 1974
Tank

Were you born on August 5, 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 August 5, 1983, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 5.

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

American astronaut Deceased
Born on August 5, 1930
He turned 47 on this day in 1977.

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh

X Factor judge / Talent manager
Born on August 5, 1952
He turned 25 on this day in 1977.

MCA

MCA

Beastie Boys member Deceased
Born on August 5, 1964
He turned 13 on this day in 1977.

Colin McRae

Colin McRae

Scottish rally driver Deceased
Born on August 5, 1968
He turned 9 on this day in 1977.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on August 5, 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 August 5, 1977 was most likely conceived around November 12, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 5, 1977 is close to April 28, 1978.

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Stats for August 5, 1977

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about August 5, 1977:

  • 17,054 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,436 weeks have passed.
  • 1,473,465,600 seconds have passed since August 5, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,719,043,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 760,308,249,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 245,577,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 126,718,042 steps. That's roughly 56,319 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,681,587 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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