December 16th, 1977

December 16th, 1977, fell on a Friday. It was day 350 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

42 years, 6 months and 29 days have passed since December 16th, 1977.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 16th, 1977:

  • The movie "Saturday Night Fever" is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 16th, 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 16th, 1977 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. The Christmas season of 1977 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio.

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.

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. "Saturday Night Fever", starring John Travolta, is currently being played in movie theaters. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo.", "Maude", "M*A*S*H" and "Wonder Woman".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Sesame Street" and "All in the Family". Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle", "Connect Four" 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 December 16th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 42 years, 6 months and 29 days have passed since December 16th, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 16th, 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 251078400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 16th, 1977:

  • December 25th, 1977: Comedian Charlie Chaplin passes away.
  • December 30th, 1977: American serial killer Ted Bundy escapes from his cell in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
  • January 1st, 1978: 213 people are killed when Air India Flight 855 crashes.
  • January 15th, 1978: Super Bowl XII: The Dallas Cowboys defeat the Denver Broncos 27-10 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.
  • January 15th, 1978: American serial killer Ted Bundy murders two women at the Chi Omega sorority in Tallahassee, Florida..

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 16th, 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 16th, 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:

  • Kenner Star Wars action figures
  • 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 16th of December:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on December 16th, 1977.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 16th, 1977 was probably conceived around the 8th of March, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 16th, 1977 is the 25th 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 16th, 1977.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 16th, 1977.

  • 15,552 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,343,689,200 seconds have passed since the December 16th, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,567,637,400 times.
  • Since December 16th, 1977, earth has travelled approximately 693,343,627,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 223,948,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 115,557,271 steps. That's about 51,359 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,124,270 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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