October 22nd, 1977

October 22nd, 1977, fell on a Saturday. It was day 295 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

43 years, 6 months and 0 days have passed since October 22nd, 1977.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 22nd, 1977:

  • United States: You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
  • United Kingdom: Silver Lady - David Soul

Take Me Back!

The date is October 22nd, 1977 and it's a Saturday. 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. Halloween of 1977 is quickly approaching.

In America, the song You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone 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 "Happy Days", "Quincy, M.E.", "Eight Is Enough" and "Chips".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Happy Days" and "The Muppet Show". Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Magna Doodle" and "Cher dolls".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on October 22nd, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 43 years, 6 months and 0 days have passed since October 22nd, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 22nd, 1977, will be 43 years of age.
  • People born in 1977 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 246322800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 22nd, 1977:

  • October 1st, 1977: Brazilian soccer star Pele plays his final football game.
  • October 13th, 1977: The PFLP hijacks Lufthansa Flight 181.
  • October 14th, 1977: Singer Bing Crosby dies from a heart attack.
  • 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.
  • This date: October 22nd, 1977
  • 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.
  • November 15th, 1977: The Bee Gees release their best-selling soundtrack album "Saturday Night Fever".

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 22nd, 1977, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 22nd, 1977 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

1977 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

1977 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1977:

  • 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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 noteable people who were born on the 22nd of October:


US President

Who was the US President on October 22nd, 1977?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 22nd, 1977?

  • James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 22nd, 1977 was probably conceived around the 12th of January, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 22nd, 1977 is the 1st of August, 1978. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 22nd, 1977.

  • 15,888 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,372,723,200 seconds have passed since the October 22nd, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,601,510,400 times.
  • Since October 22nd, 1977, earth has travelled approximately 708,325,171,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 228,787,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 118,054,195 steps. That's about 52,469 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,472,678 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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