August 10th, 1977

August 10th, 1977, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 222 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

42 years, 11 months and 0 days have passed since August 10th, 1977.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 10th, 1977:

  • Serial killer David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) is arrested.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 10th, 1977:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is August 10th, 1977 and it's a Wednesday. 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. 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Kojak", "What's Happening!!", "The Muppet Show" and "Eight Is Enough". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Sesame Street", "Happy Days" and "The Muppet Show".

Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Magna Doodle", "Cher dolls" and "Star Wars action figures".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 10th, 1977.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • "You Light Up My Life" and "Evergreen"

    "You Light Up My Life" and "Evergreen" are tied in the Grammy for 1977's Song of the Year.

  • Annie Hall

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 42 years, 11 months and 0 days have passed since August 10th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 10th, 1977, will be 42 years of age.
  • People born in 1977 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 240015600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 10th, 1977:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 10th, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 10th, 1977 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

1977 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"


1977 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 10th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on August 10th, 1977.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 10th, 1977 was probably conceived around the 31st of October, 1976. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 10th, 1977 is the 20th of May, 1978. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 10th, 1977.

  • 15,675 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,354,320,000 seconds have passed since the August 10th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,580,040,000 times.
  • Since August 10th, 1977, earth has travelled approximately 698,829,120,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 225,720,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 116,471,520 steps. That's about 51,765 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,251,840 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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