August 16th, 1977

August 16th, 1977, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 228 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

42 years, 11 months and 28 days have passed since August 16th, 1977.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 16th, 1977:

  • Elvis Presley is found dead on his bathroom floor.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 16th, 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 16th, 1977 and it's a Tuesday. 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 "Barnaby Jones", "The Rockford Files", "Starsky & Hutch" 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 "Captain Kangaroo", "The Pink Panther Show", "Sesame Street" and "Happy Days".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Etch A Sketch", "Magna Doodle", "Dungeons & Dragons" and "Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)".


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 16th, 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.

  • Elvis Presley's Death

    On the 16th of August, 1977, cultural icon Elvis Presley was found dead on his bathroom floor.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 42 years, 11 months and 28 days have passed since August 16th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 16th, 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 240534000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 16th, 1977:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 16th, 1977, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1977 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 16th, 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 16th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on August 16th, 1977.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 16th, 1977 was probably conceived around the 6th of November, 1976. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 16th, 1977 is the 26th 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 16th, 1977.

  • 15,703 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,356,739,200 seconds have passed since the August 16th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,582,862,400 times.
  • Since August 16th, 1977, earth has travelled approximately 700,077,427,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 226,123,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 116,679,571 steps. That's about 51,858 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,280,870 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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