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September 15, 1977

September 15, 1977, was a Thursday. It was the 258th day of 1977. The decade was the seventies.

46 years, 5 months, and 16 days have passed since September 15, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

Notable events that occurred on September 15, 1977:

  • The first episode of the crime drama "CHiPs" is aired on television.
Birthdays

Born on September 15, 1977

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 15, 1977:

  • United States: "Best Of My Love" by Emotions
  • United Kingdom: "Way Down" by Elvis Presley

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 15, 1977

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

  • Best Of My Love - The Emotions
  • (your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher - Rita Coolidge
  • I Just Want To Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb
  • Handy Man - James Taylor
  • Float On - The Floaters
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 this day.

Facts

This date occurred 16,969 days ago. Approximately 566 months have passed. It was the 258th day of 1977, in week 37. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on September 15, 1977, are now 46 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 189 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to September 15, 1977

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is September 15, 1977, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves.

The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "Best Of My Love" by Emotions is at the top of the singles charts, while "Way Down" by Elvis Presley 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 "Baretta", "Laverne & Shirley", "Black Sheep Squadron", and "Eight Is Enough". 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 Charlie Chaplin and Keith Moon would be still alive. People are playing video games such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Schoolhouse Rock!", and "Dynomutt, Dog Wonder". Children are playing with toys such as Troll doll, VertiBird (toy helicopter), Dungeons & Dragons, and Star Wars action figures.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 15, 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on September 15, 1977.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around September 15, 1977.

  • 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.
  • September 5, 1977: The Voyager 1 space probe is launched.
  • September 10, 1977: Convicted murderer and torturer Hamida Djandoubi becomes the last person to be executed by the guillotine in France.
  • September 11, 1977: The Atari 2600 games console is released.
  • September 12, 1977: Anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko is beaten to death in police custody in Pretoria, South Africa.
  • This date: September 15, 1977
  • September 16, 1977:
    • T. Rex lead singer Marc Bolan dies in a car collision.
    • The first episode of the sci-fi TV series "Logan's Run" is aired on CBS.
  • September 17, 1977: Golf: The United States wins the 1977 Ryder Cup at the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lytham St Annes, England.
  • September 24, 1977: The first episode of "The Love Boat" is aired on television.
  • October 1, 1977: Brazilian soccer star Pele plays his final football game.
  • October 13, 1977: The PFLP hijacks Lufthansa Flight 181.
  • October 14, 1977: Singer Bing Crosby dies from a heart attack.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 15, 1977, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1977 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 15, 1977 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on September 15, 1977

TV audiences were watching the following shows on September 15, 1977:

TV shows from September 1977.

Chips
Chips
Soap
Soap
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
Barney Miller
Barney Miller
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
Baretta
Baretta
Police Woman
Police Woman
The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Good Times
Good Times
Happy Days
Happy Days
Kojak
Kojak
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H

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 September 1977

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
The All-New Super Friends Hour
The All-New Super Friends Hour
The New Adventures of Batman
The New Adventures of Batman

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

Toys in 1977

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

The Atari 2600
The Atari 2600
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 in September 1977.

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

Were you born on September 15, 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 September 15, 1983, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 15.

Marco Polo

Marco Polo

Merchant traveller Deceased
Born on September 15, 1254
He was not alive on this date.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry

English prince
Born on September 15, 1984
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on September 15, 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 September 15, 1977 was most likely conceived around December 23, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 15, 1977 is close to June 8, 1978.

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Stats for September 15, 1977

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about September 15, 1977:

  • 16,969 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,424 weeks have passed.
  • 1,466,125,200 seconds have passed since September 15, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,710,479,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 756,520,603,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 244,354,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 126,086,767 steps. That's roughly 56,039 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,593,502 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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