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December 31st, 1977.

December 31st, 1977, was a Saturday. It was day 365 of 1977. The decade was the 1970s.

43 years, 6 months and 23 days have passed since December 31st, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Born on December 31st, 1977.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 31st, 1977.

  • United States: How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees
  • United Kingdom: Mull Of Kintyre / Girls School - Wings
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" was at the top of the box office on December 31st, 1977.

Take me back to December 31st, 1977!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 31st, 1977 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's News Years Eve and everyone is looking forward to what the year 1978 will bring them. In America, the song How Deep Is Your Love by The Bee Gees 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 the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, James Callaghan is the current Prime Minister. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Happy Days", "Welcome Back, Kotter" and "Soap".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Pink Panther Show" and "Sesame Street". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Cher dolls, Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game) and Lego Technic.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 31st, 1977.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Annie Hall.

    Annie Hall.

    "Annie Hall" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1977.

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • Time Person of the Year: 1977.

    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 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.

  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates.

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    In the second half of the 1970s, disco music became mainstream. During this period, nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 43 years, 6 months and 23 days have passed since December 31st, 1977.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1977.
  • Leap Year: 1977 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 31st, 1977, will be 43 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1977 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 252374400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 31st, 1977.

  • December 16th, 1977: The movie "Saturday Night Fever" is released.
  • December 25th, 1977: Comedian Charlie Chaplin passes away.
  • December 30th, 1977: American serial killer Ted Bundy escapes from his cell in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
  • This date: December 31st, 1977
  • January 1st, 1978: 213 people are killed when Air India Flight 855 crashes.
  • January 14th, 1978: English punk rock band the Sex Pistols hold their last ever concert at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.
  • 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.
  • January 18th, 1978: William H. Webster becomes the new Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • January 28th, 1978: Serial killer Richard Chase is arrested in Sacramento, California.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 31st, 1977, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • 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 31st, 1977 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • The Bionic Woman - Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.
  • Wonder Woman - TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.
  • Welcome Back, Kotter - Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".
  • Starsky & Hutch - Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.
  • The Jeffersons - TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
  • Baretta - Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.
  • The Rockford Files - TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.
  • Little House on the Prairie - TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Kid's TV shows on December 31st, 1977.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1977.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1977.

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out December 31st, 1983 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Anthony Hopkins

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

Alex Ferguson

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

John Denver

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

Val Kilmer

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

John Allen Muhammad

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

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of December.

  • New Year's Eve

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on December 31st, 1977.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 31st, 1977.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 31st, 1977 was most likely conceived around the 23rd of March, 1977.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 31st, 1977 is close to the 10th of October, 1978.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 31st, 1977.

  • A total of 15,911 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,273 weeks have passed.
  • 1,374,706,800 seconds have passed since the December 31st, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,603,824,600 times.
  • Since December 31st, 1977, the earth has travelled approximately 709,348,708,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 229,117,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 118,224,785 steps. That's about 52,544 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,496,482 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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