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October 14th, 1977.

October 14th, 1977, was a Friday. It was day 287 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

43 years, 6 months and 24 days have passed since October 14th, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On this day.

What happened on October 14th, 1977?

  • Singer Bing Crosby dies from a heart attack.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 14th, 1977.

  • United States: Star Wars Theme - Meco
  • United Kingdom: Silver Lady - David Soul

Take me back to October 14th, 1977!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 14th, 1977 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the 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, Silver Lady by David Soul is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States and James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Rockford Files", "Black Sheep Squadron", "Charlie's Angels" and "Soap". 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", "All in the Family", "Happy Days" and "The Muppet Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as VertiBird (toy helicopter), Micronauts, Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game) and Lego Technic.

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 October 14th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 43 years, 6 months and 24 days have passed since October 14th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 14th, 1977, will be 43 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1977 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 245631600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 14th, 1977.

  • September 16th, 1977: T. Rex lead singer Marc Bolan dies in a car collision.
  • October 1st, 1977: Brazilian soccer star Pele plays his final football game.
  • October 13th, 1977: The PFLP hijacks Lufthansa Flight 181.
  • This date: October 14th, 1977
  • October 20th, 1977: Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines die in a plane crash in Gillsburg, Mississippi.
  • 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 30th, 1977: Three members of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd are killed in a plane crash.
  • November 10th, 1977: The Bee Gees release the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 14th, 1977, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 14th, 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.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
  • Logan's Run - Action series that was based on the movie of the same name.
  • Chips - TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
  • Soap - Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on October 14th, 1977.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1977.

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

  • The Atari 2600
  • 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 14th of October.

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on October 14th, 1977.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 14th, 1977.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 14th, 1977 was most likely conceived around the 4th of January, 1977.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 14th, 1977 is close to the 24th of July, 1978.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 14th, 1977.

  • A total of 15,911 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,273 weeks have passed.
  • 1,374,710,400 seconds have passed since the October 14th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,603,828,800 times.
  • Since October 14th, 1977, the earth has travelled approximately 709,350,566,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 229,118,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 118,225,094 steps. That's about 52,544 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,496,525 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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