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October 9th, 1977.

October 9th, 1977, was a Sunday. It was day 282 of 1977. The decade was the Seventies.

44 years, 10 months and 6 days have passed since October 9th, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Birthdays

Born on October 9th, 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 9th, 1977.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 9th, 1977.

These were the top five songs from 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
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Star Wars

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Star Wars" was at the top of the Box Office on October 9th, 1977.

Take me back to October 9th, 1977!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 9th, 1977, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Star Wars Theme by Meco is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Way Down by Elvis Presley 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 Charlie Chaplin and Keith Moon would be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Kojak", "The Rockford Files", "Charlie's Angels" and "Soap". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Pink Panther Show", "Star Trek: The Animated Series", "Jabberjaw" and "Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, Battleship (game), Magnavox Odyssey and the Atari 2600.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on October 9th, 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.

  • 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 44 years, 10 months and 6 days have passed since October 9th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on October 9th, 1977 will be 44 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1977 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 245199600.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around October 9th, 1977.

  • September 10th, 1977: Convicted murderer and torturer Hamida Djandoubi becomes the last person to be executed by the guillotine in France.
  • September 11th, 1977: The Atari 2600 games console is released.
  • September 12th, 1977: Anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko is beaten to death in police custody in Pretoria, South Africa.
  • September 15th, 1977: The first episode of the crime drama "CHiPs" is aired on television.
  • September 16th, 1977: T. Rex lead singer Marc Bolan dies in a car collision.
  • September 16th, 1977: The first episode of the sci-fi TV series "Logan's Run" is aired on CBS.
  • September 24th, 1977: The first episode of "The Love Boat" is aired on television.
  • October 1st, 1977: Brazilian soccer star Pele plays his final football game.
  • This date: October 9th, 1977
  • October 13th, 1977: The PFLP hijacks Lufthansa Flight 181.
  • October 14th, 1977: Singer Bing Crosby dies from a heart attack.
  • October 17th, 1977: The body of the first Hillside Stranglers victim, Yolanda Washington, is found on a hillside near the Ventura Freeway in southern California.
  • October 20th, 1977: Three members of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd are killed in a plane crash.
  • October 21st, 1977: Meat Loaf releases his best-selling album Bat Out of Hell.
  • October 26th, 1977: Smallpox is officially eradicated.
  • October 27th, 1977: UK politics: Former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe denies that he was involved in a plot to kill male model Norman Scott.
  • October 28th, 1977: Punk rock band the Sex Pistols release their first and only studio album.
  • November 4th, 1977: Kate Bush releases her single "Wuthering Heights".
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 9th, 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 9th, 1977 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on October 9th, 1977.

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Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in October, 1977.

TV shows from October, 1977.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.

Logan's Run
Logan's Run
Action series that was based on the movie of the same name.

Chips
Chips
TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.

Soap
Soap
Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.

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.

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 October 9th, 1977.

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

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!

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.

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 October of 1977.

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 you should check out October 9th, 1983 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

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

John Lennon

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

Sharon Osbourne

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

David Cameron

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

Eddie Guerrero

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

Tyler James Williams

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

George Kittle

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

USA

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on October 9th, 1977.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 9th, 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 October 9th, 1977 was most likely conceived around January 16th, 1977.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 9th, 1977 is close to July 2nd, 1978.

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Stats for October 9th, 1977

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 9th, 1977.

  • A total of 16,381 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,340 weeks have passed.
  • 1,415,318,400 seconds have passed since the October 9th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,651,204,800 times.
  • Since October 9th, 1977, the Earth has travelled approximately 730,304,294,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 235,886,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 121,717,382 steps. That's about 54,097 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,983,821 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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