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October 9, 1977

October 9, 1977, was a Sunday. It was 46 years, 6 months, and 5 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Birthdays

Born on October 9, 1977

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 9, 1977:

  • United States: "Star Wars Theme" by Meco
  • United Kingdom: "Way Down" by Elvis Presley

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 9, 1977

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

  • Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band - Meco
  • Keep It Comin' Love - KC And The Sunshine Band
  • You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
  • Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
  • That's Rock 'N' Roll - 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 October 9, 1977.

Facts

This date occurred 16,989 days ago. Approximately 566 months have passed. It was the 282nd day of 1977, in week 40. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on October 9, 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 October 9, 1977

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is October 9, 1977, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. In America, the song "Star Wars Theme" by Meco 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 "Good Times", "The Jeffersons", "Barney Miller", and "Charlie's Angels".

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". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Sesame Street", "All in the Family", "The Muppet Show", and "The All-New Super Friends Hour". Children are playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Operation, Twister mat, and Micronauts.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 9, 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 October 9, 1977.

  • 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.
  • September 15, 1977: The first episode of the crime drama "CHiPs" is aired on television.
  • 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.
  • This date: October 9, 1977
  • October 13, 1977: The PFLP hijacks Lufthansa Flight 181.
  • October 14, 1977: Singer Bing Crosby dies from a heart attack.
  • October 16, 1977: The Hillside Strangler killings begin.
  • October 17, 1977: The body of the first Hillside Stranglers victim, Yolanda Washington, is found on a hillside near the Ventura Freeway in southern California.
  • October 20, 1977: Three members of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd are killed in a plane crash.
  • October 21, 1977: Meat Loaf releases his best-selling album Bat Out of Hell.
  • October 26, 1977: Smallpox is officially eradicated.
  • October 27, 1977: UK politics: Former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe denies that he was involved in a plot to kill male model Norman Scott.
  • October 28, 1977: Punk rock band the Sex Pistols release their first and only studio album.
  • November 4, 1977: Kate Bush releases her single "Wuthering Heights".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 9, 1977, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1977 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 9, 1977 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in October 1977

The following TV shows were popular in October 1977:

TV shows from October 1977.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Logan's Run
Logan's Run
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

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 October 1977

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

Fred Flintstone and Friends
Fred Flintstone and Friends
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
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!
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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in October 1977.

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

Were you born on October 9, 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 October 9, 1983, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 9.

John Lennon

John Lennon

Singer Deceased
Born on October 9, 1940
He turned 37 on this day in 1977.

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne

Television personality
Born on October 9, 1952
She turned 25 on this day in 1977.

David Cameron

David Cameron

British Prime Minister
Born on October 9, 1966
He turned 11 on this day in 1977.

Eddie Guerrero

Eddie Guerrero

Wrestler Deceased
Born on October 9, 1967
He turned 10 on this day in 1977.

Nicky Byrne

Nicky Byrne

Westlife
Born on October 9, 1978
He was born exactly one year after this date.

Tyler James Williams

Tyler James Williams

Actor
Born on October 9, 1992
He was born exactly 15 years after this date.

George Kittle

George Kittle

NFL player
Born on October 9, 1993
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid

Model
Born on October 9, 1996
She was born exactly 19 years after this date.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on October 9, 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 October 9, 1977 was most likely conceived around January 16, 1977.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 9, 1977 is close to July 2, 1978.

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Stats for October 9, 1977

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 9, 1977:

  • 16,989 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,427 weeks have passed.
  • 1,467,849,600 seconds have passed since October 9, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,712,491,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 757,410,393,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 244,641,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 126,235,066 steps. That's roughly 56,104 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,614,195 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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