December 5th, 1977

December 5th, 1977, fell on a Monday. It was day 339 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

42 years, 11 months and 29 days have passed since December 5th, 1977.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 5th, 1977:

  • United States: You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
  • United Kingdom: Mull Of Kintyre / Girls School - Wings

Take Me Back!

The date is December 5th, 1977 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1977 has just started.

In America, the song You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Mull Of Kintyre / Girls School by Wings 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.

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 "Columbo.", "All in the Family", "M*A*S*H" and "Welcome Back, Kotter". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "All in the Family", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Happy Days" and "The Muppet Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Lite-Brite", "Magnavox Odyssey", "Micronauts" and "Star Wars action figures".


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 December 5th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 42 years, 11 months and 29 days have passed since December 5th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 5th, 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 250128000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 5th, 1977:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 5th, 1977, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1977 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 5th, 1977 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

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:

  • 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of December:


US President

Who was the US President on December 5th, 1977?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 5th, 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 December 5th, 1977 was probably conceived around the 25th of February, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 5th, 1977 is the 14th of September, 1978. (Rough Estimate).

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.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on December 5th, 1977.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 5th, 1977.

  • 15,704 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,356,825,600 seconds have passed since the December 5th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,582,963,200 times.
  • Since December 5th, 1977, earth has travelled approximately 700,122,009,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 226,137,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 116,687,002 steps. That's about 51,861 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,281,907 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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