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December 31, 1977 New Year's Eve

December 31, 1977, was a Saturday. It was 46 years, 4 months, and 17 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Birthdays

Born on December 31, 1977

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On December 31, 1977, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "How Deep Is Your Love" by The Bee Gees
  • United Kingdom: "Mull Of Kintyre / Girls School" by Wings

The music charts on December 31, 1977

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
  • You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
  • Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt
  • (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again - LTD
  • 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

New Year's Eve 1977 occurred 16,940 days ago. Approximately 565 months have passed. It was the 365th day of 1977, in week 52. The decade was the seventies. It was the last day of the year. People who were born on December 31, 1977, are now 46 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 188 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to December 31, 1977

Let's go back to the seventies.

The date is December 31, 1977, and it's a Saturday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Capricorn. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, attending dances, shopping, and watching sports.

It's New Year's Eve, and everyone is wondering what the year 1978 will bring. In America, the song "How Deep Is Your Love" by The Bee Gees 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 "Baretta", "The Jeffersons", "Barney Miller", and "Soap". 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 Keith Moon would be still alive.

People are playing video games such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", and "Dynomutt, Dog Wonder". Children are playing with toys such as Battleship (game), Big Jim (action figure), Magnavox Odyssey, and Baby Alive (doll).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 31, 1977.

  • 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around December 31, 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.
  • December 25, 1977: Comedian Charlie Chaplin passes away.
  • December 30, 1977: American serial killer Ted Bundy escapes from his cell in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
  • This date: December 31, 1977
  • 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".
  • January 28, 1978: Serial killer Richard Chase is arrested in Sacramento, California.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 31, 1977, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1977 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 31, 1977 falls under the Goose.
  • 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

In December 1977, TV audiences were watching the following 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

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

If you were a kid on December 31, 1977, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

The New Adventures of Batman
The New Adventures of Batman
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!
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
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 31, 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 31, 1983, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 31.

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins

Actor
Born on December 31, 1937
He turned 40 on this day in 1977.

Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson

Soccer manager
Born on December 31, 1941
He turned 36 on this day in 1977.

John Denver

John Denver

American singer Deceased
Born on December 31, 1943
He turned 34 on this day in 1977.

Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer

Actor
Born on December 31, 1959
He turned 18 on this day in 1977.

John Allen Muhammad

John Allen Muhammad

Convicted murderer Deceased
Born on December 31, 1960
He turned 17 on this day in 1977.

Hunter Schafer

Hunter Schafer

Actress
Born on December 31, 1998
She was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on December 31:

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on December 31, 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 31, 1977 was most likely conceived around April 9, 1977.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 31, 1977 is close to September 23, 1978.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 31, 1977:

  • 16,940 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,420 weeks have passed.
  • 1,463,612,400 seconds have passed since December 31, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,707,547,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 755,223,998,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 243,935,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 125,870,666 steps. That's roughly 55,943 miles.
  • 17,563,349 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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