October 26th, 1977, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 299 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.
42 years, 10 months and 24 days have passed since October 26th, 1977.
On This Date
Events that occurred on October 26th, 1977:
Smallpox is officially eradicated.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 26th, 1977:
United States: You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
United Kingdom: Silver Lady - David Soul
Take Me Back!
The date is October 26th, 1977 and it's a Wednesday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. Halloween is just days away.
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.
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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Rockford Files", "Starsky & Hutch", "Quincy, M.E." and "The Love Boat". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Sesame Street" and "All in the Family". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Stretch Armstrong", "Cher dolls" and "Lego Technic".
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 26th, 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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1977.
Basic facts and information about this date:
42 years, 10 months and 24 days have passed since October 26th, 1977.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 1977.
Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on October 26th, 1977, will be 42 years of age.
People born in 1977 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 246672000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 26th, 1977:
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 26th, 1977, will have the star sign Scorpio.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
Zodiac Element: Water.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1977 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
Native American Zodiac: October 26th, 1977 falls under the Snake.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
TV shows that you might 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:
Kenner Star Wars action figures
Star Wars action figures
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Dungeons & Dragons
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of October:
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 26th of October:
Austrian National Day
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on October 26th, 1977.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 26th, 1977 was probably conceived around the 16th of January, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 26th, 1977 is the 5th of August, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 26th, 1977.
15,670 days have passed since this date.
1,353,884,400 seconds have passed since the October 26th, 1977.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,579,531,800 times.
Since October 26th, 1977, earth has travelled approximately 698,604,350,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 225,647,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 116,434,058 steps. That's about 51,748 miles!
Since this date, 16,246,613 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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