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December 21, 1977

December 21, 1977, was a Wednesday. It was the 355th day of 1977. The decade was the seventies.

46 years and 2 months have passed since December 21, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Birthdays

Born on December 21, 1977

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 21, 1977:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 21, 1977

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
  • How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
  • Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt
  • Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle
  • It's So Easy - Linda Ronstadt
Play the top singles from 1977
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1977. Take a trip back to the days of Fleetwood Mac, the Commodores, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley and Queen.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".

Facts

This date occurred 16,863 days ago. Approximately 562 months have passed. It was the 355th day of 1977, in week 51. The decade was the seventies. The start of 1978 was just 10 days away. People who were born on December 21, 1977, are now 46 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 187 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to December 21, 1977

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is December 21, 1977, and it's a Wednesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

Christmas Day of 1977 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are packed with Christmas shoppers, and people are meeting up with friends that they haven't seen in a while. In America, the song "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone is at the top of the singles charts, while "Mull Of Kintyre / Girls School" by Wings is the number-one song in the UK. Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind is at the top of the box office.

James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Barnaby Jones", "Kojak", "Fawlty Towers", and "What's Happening!!". 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. "Saturday Night Fever", starring John Travolta, is currently being played in movie theaters. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Charlie Chaplin and Keith Moon would be still alive.

People are playing video games such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Bagpuss", "Jabberjaw", "Dynomutt, Dog Wonder", and "Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels". Children are playing with toys such as Operation, Lite-Brite, VertiBird (toy helicopter), and Cher dolls.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 21, 1977.

  • Christmas 1977 is days away.

    Christmas 1977 is days away

    Christmas 1977 was just days away. The decorations were up, festive music was playing on the radio, people were buying last-minute presents for their loved ones, and stores were packed with shoppers. Schools, colleges, and non-retail businesses were also beginning to close for the holiday season.
  • 1977 in music.

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1977?

    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.
  • 1977 in movies.

    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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.
  • Annie Hall.

    Annie Hall

    "Annie Hall" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1977.
  • Time Person of the Year: 1977.

    Time Person of the Year: 1977

    Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was named Time Person of the Year in 1977 after he became the first Arab leader to travel to Israel.
  • "You Light Up My Life" and "Evergreen"

    "You Light Up My Life" and "Evergreen"

    "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone and "Evergreen" by Barbra Streisand both won the Grammy for 1977's Song of the Year.
  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the second half of the 1970s.
  • Disco music.

    Disco music

    Disco music became mainstream during the latter half of the 1970s. Nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on December 21, 1977.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around December 21, 1977.

  • December 4, 1977: 100 people lose their lives when Malaysian Airline System Flight 653 crashes after being hijacked.
  • December 8, 1977: The BTK killer murders 25-year-old Nancy Jo Fox.
  • December 14, 1977: The film "Saturday Night Fever", starring John Travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney, is released in movie theaters.
  • This date: December 21, 1977
  • December 25, 1977: Comedian Charlie Chaplin passes away.
  • December 30, 1977: American serial killer Ted Bundy escapes from his cell in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
  • January 1, 1978: 213 people are killed when Air India Flight 855 crashes.
  • January 14, 1978: English punk rock band the Sex Pistols hold their last ever concert at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.
  • January 15, 1978:
    • Super Bowl XII: The Dallas Cowboys defeat the Denver Broncos 27-10 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.
    • American serial killer Ted Bundy murders two women at the Chi Omega sorority in Tallahassee, Florida.
  • January 18, 1978: William H. Webster becomes the new Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • January 20, 1978: Kate Bush releases her debut single "Wuthering Heights".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 21, 1977, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: December 21, 1977 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in December 1977

People in December 1977 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from December 1977.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Logan's Run
Logan's Run
Chips
Chips
Soap
Soap
Eight Is Enough
Eight Is Enough
Three's Company
Three's Company
Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels
Black Sheep Squadron
Black Sheep Squadron
What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
The Bionic Woman
The Bionic Woman
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Barney Miller
Barney Miller
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
Baretta
Baretta
Police Woman
Police Woman
The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Good Times
Good Times
Happy Days
Happy Days
Kojak
Kojak
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones

Cars in 1977

1977 saw the introduction of cars such as the Dodge Diplomat, the Toyota Chaser, the Lincoln Versailles, the Dodge Omni, the Volkswagen Derby, and the Ford Thunderbird (seventh generation).

Cars in 1977.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in December 1977

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Fred Flintstone and Friends
Fred Flintstone and Friends
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
The All-New Super Friends Hour
The All-New Super Friends Hour

Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
Jabberjaw
Jabberjaw
The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
Bagpuss
Bagpuss
Happy Days
Happy Days
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
All in the Family
All in the Family
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
Toys

Toys in 1977

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

The Atari 2600
The Atari 2600
Star Wars action figures
Star Wars action figures
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Lego Technic
Lego Technic
Cher dolls
Cher dolls
Stretch Armstrong
Stretch Armstrong
Micronauts
Micronauts
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons
Connect Four
Connect Four
Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle
Risk board game
Risk board game
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Baby Alive (doll)
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox Odyssey
Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)
Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Twister mat
Twister mat
Operation
Operation
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch
Troll doll
Troll doll
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in December 1977.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Pursuit 1975
Pursuit

Were you born on December 21, 1977?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1977.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 21, 1983, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 21.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

Actress
Born on December 21, 1937
She turned 40 on this day in 1977.

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa

Musician Deceased
Born on December 21, 1940
He turned 37 on this day in 1977.

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

Actor
Born on December 21, 1948
He turned 29 on this day in 1977.

Jane Kaczmarek

Jane Kaczmarek

Actress
Born on December 21, 1955
She turned 22 on this day in 1977.

Ray Romano

Ray Romano

Actor
Born on December 21, 1957
He turned 20 on this day in 1977.

Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland

Actor
Born on December 21, 1966
He turned 11 on this day in 1977.

The King of Random

The King of Random

Youtube personality Deceased
Born on December 21, 1980
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Steven Yeun

Steven Yeun

Actor
Born on December 21, 1983
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Kaitlyn Dever

Kaitlyn Dever

Actress
Born on December 21, 1996
She was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Ben Chilwell

Ben Chilwell

Soccer player
Born on December 21, 1996
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on December 21, 1977.

UK

UK Prime Minister

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 21, 1977 was most likely conceived around March 30, 1977.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 21, 1977 is close to September 13, 1978.

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Stats for December 21, 1977

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 21, 1977:

  • 16,863 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,409 weeks have passed.
  • 1,456,963,200 seconds have passed since December 21, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,699,790,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 751,793,011,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 242,827,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 125,298,835 steps. That's roughly 55,688 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,483,558 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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