BestOfDate

August 17th, 1977.

August 17th, 1977, was a Wednesday. It was day 229 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years, 5 months and 5 days have passed since August 17th, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Birthdays

Born on August 17th, 1977.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 17th, 1977.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 17th, 1977.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • I Just Want To Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb
  • I'm In You - Peter Frampton
  • Best Of My Love - The Emotions
  • (your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher - Rita Coolidge
  • Do You Wanna Make Love - Peter Mccann
Play the top hits 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 17th, 1977.

Take me back to August 17th, 1977!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 17th, 1977 and it's a Wednesday. 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 the movie Star Wars is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, James Callaghan is the current Prime Minister. 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 Marc Bolan, Charlie Chaplin and Keith Moon would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Waltons", "The Six Million Dollar Man", "Barney Miller" and "Black Sheep Squadron". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Sesame Street", "Happy Days" and "Jabberjaw". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, Operation, Twister mat and Cher dolls.

News

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 17th, 1977.

  • Elvis Presley dies.

    Elvis Presley dies.

    On August 16th, 1977, Rock n' Roll icon Elvis Presley was found dead on his bathroom floor. He was 42 years old.

  • The Son of Sam is arrested.

    The Son of Sam is arrested.

    The arrest of David Berkowitz on suspicion of being the serial killer "Son of Sam" was receiving widespread media attention around this time. Over the course of a year, Berkowitz had terrorized New York City.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "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 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 44 years, 5 months and 5 days have passed since August 17th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 17th, 1977, will be 44 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1977 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 240620400.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 17th, 1977.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

View Personality Summary

Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 17th, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 22.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 17th, 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.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from August, 1977.

Eight Is Enough
Eight Is Enough
Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.

Three's Company
Three's Company
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.

Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.

Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels
TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.

Black Sheep Squadron
Black Sheep Squadron
TV show about a misfit squadron in World War Two.

What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.

Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.

The Bionic Woman
The Bionic Woman
Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.

Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
British sitcom about a hotel owner called Basil Fawlty.

Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".

Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Baretta
Baretta
Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.

The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.

Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Good Times
Good Times
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kojak
Kojak
TV show about a bald New York detective.

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.

Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.

The Waltons
The Waltons
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.

Maude
Maude
Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.

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

Kids' TV shows on August 17th, 1977.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1977.

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

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1977.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1977.

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)

Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox Odyssey

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Twister mat
Twister mat

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Arcade game published by Atari.

Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Wild West themed arcade shooter game.

Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.

Tank 1974
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 17th, 1983 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 17th.

Robert De Niro

Actor.
Born on August 17th, 1943
He turned 34 on this day in 1977.

David Koresh

Cult leader. Deceased
Born on August 17th, 1959
He turned 18 on this day in 1977.

Sean Penn

Actor.
Born on August 17th, 1960
He turned 17 on this day in 1977.

Paige

Wrestler.
Born on August 17th, 1992
She was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Lil Pump

Rapper.
Born on August 17th, 2000
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

The Kid Laroi

Australian singer.
Born on August 17th, 2003
He was born exactly 26 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on August 17th, 1977.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 17th, 1977.

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 17th, 1977 was most likely conceived around November 24th, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 17th, 1977 is close to May 10th, 1978.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on August 17th, 1977.

Stats for August 17th, 1977

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 17th, 1977.

  • A total of 16,229 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,318 weeks have passed.
  • 1,402,189,200 seconds have passed since the August 17th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,635,887,400 times.
  • Since August 17th, 1977, the earth has travelled approximately 723,529,627,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 233,698,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 120,588,271 steps. That's about 53,595 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,826,270 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Post a comment about this date.

Have something to say about August 17th, 1977?

All comments are moderated before they are published. We may edit comments to correct misspellings and grammar. We may also remove or redact personal information.

Search for another date.

It looks like you have reached the end! Try searching for another date.

Random

Random dates.

Feeling lucky? Take a look at the list of random dates below.


« Previous Day
August 16, 1977
Next Day »
August 18, 1977

© 2014-2022 BestOfDate.com

We use cookies to deliver personalized advertisements, improve your experience and to analyze our site's performance.

For more details, please read our Privacy Policy.

Manage Cookie Preferences

You can set your cookie preferences below. However, please be aware that not allowing certain cookies may impact your experience of the site.

Performance
These cookies allow us to analyze our traffic so that we can measure and improve the performance of our site.
Functional
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. Disabling them may prevent certain services from working.
Targeting
These are cookies that can be set by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and serve relevant adverts to you on other websites and apps. For more information, please read our Privacy Policy.
Strictly Necessary
These are essential cookies that our website requires in order to function properly. More often than not, these are set after you perform a specific action.

You can change your choice at any time by using the Privacy Center link in our footer.

For more information, please read our Privacy Policy.