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1977


Jan
3
Apple Computer is incorporated Apple Computer is incorporated (1977)The History of Apple and Steve Jobs: the Home Computer to the iPod, iPhone and iPad
Apple History: the Home Computer to the iPod, iPhone and iPad

14
The TV series Fantasy Island airs its last episodeThe TV series Fantasy Island airs its last episode (1977)Top 10 Fictional Islands in Movies and TV

15
The Coneheads characters debut on Saturday Night LiveThe Coneheads characters debut on Saturday Night Live, performed by Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin and Laraine Newman (1977)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Characters

17
End of ten-year moratorium on capital punishment in the United States Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by a firing squad in Utah, ending a ten-year moratorium on Capital punishment in the United States (1977)The History of Capital Punishment in the United States

23
Release: Animals is releasedAnimals is released (1977).Top 10 Pink Floyd Songs

28
Release: The ShiningThe Stephen King novel The Shining is released (1977)Top 10 Stephen King Adaptations

31
Birthday of Kerry WashingtonBirthday of Kerry Washington (1977)Top 13 Hot Actresses of 2013

Feb
2
Birthday of ShakiraColombian pop star Shakira is bornTop 10 Sexiest Female Singers: Modern Edition
Another Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos
Top 10 Lip Sync Fails

4
Release: Fleetwood Mac's Rumours is releasedFleetwood Mac album, 'Rumours,' is releasedTop 10 Greatest Best-Selling Albums of All Time

11
Birthday of Linkin Parks Mike ShinodaLinkin Park rapper and rhythm guitarist Mike Shinoda is bornTop 10 Greatest Linkin Park Songs
The History of Linkin Park

25
Theatrical release of Slap Shot.Theatrical release of Slap Shot. This film depicts a minor league hockey team that resorts to violent play to gain popularity in a declining factory town.Top 10 Hilarious Locker Room Scenes

Mar
2
Birthday of Coldplay's Chris MartinBirthday of Chris Martin [Coldplay] (1977)The History of Coldplay

11
Release: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is releasedThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is released (1977).Top 10 Classic Disney Animated Characters

15
Release: Release of Got to Give It Up by Marvin GayeRelease of Got to Give It Up by Marvin Gaye (1977)Top 10 Rip-off Songs

15
Threes Company airs its first episodeThe TV series Threes Company airs its first episode (1977)Top 10 TV Theme Songs (with Words)
Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1970s
Top 10 TV Replacement Characters

19
The TV series The Mary Tyler Moore Show airs its final episodeFinale of the sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1977)Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1970s
Top 10 TV Show Finales

19
The TV series The Mary Tyler Moore Show airs its last episodeThe TV series The Mary Tyler Moore Show airs its last episode (1977)Top 10 Sitcoms of All Time

24
Birthday of Jessica ChastainBirthday of Jessica Chastain (1977)Top 13 Hot Actresses of 2013

25
Finale of the sitcom 'Sanford and Son'Finale of the sitcom 'Sanford and Son' (1977)Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1970s

Apr
2
Birthday of Michael FassbenderBirthday of Michael Fassbender (1977)Top 10 X-Men Mutants from Movies
Top 10 Decade Defining Actors: 2010s

8
The Clash album is releasedThe Clash's self-titled debut is released in the UKThe History of The Clash

14
Birthday of Sarah Michelle GellarBirthday of Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977)Top 10 Scream Queens

23
Birthday of John CenaBirthday of John Cena (1977)Top 10 Wrestling Catchphrases

May
25
Release: Star Wars Episode IV: A New HopeThe film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is released (1977)Top 10 Aerial Movie Dogfights
Top 10 Old Wise Men in Movies
Top 10 Star Wars Moments
Top 10 Coolest Movie Characters
Top 10 Last Words Before Death in Movies
Top 10 Movies of the 1970s
Top 10 Sci-fi Movie Villains
Top 10 Heroic Movie Sacrifices
Top 10 Greatest Fictional Armies
Top 10 Good Movie Aliens
Top 10 Memorable Movie Sound Effects
Top 10 Defining Moments of 1970s America
Top 10 Movie Dads
Top 10 Most Paused Movie Moments
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises
Top 10 Movie Princesses
Top 10 Movie Swords
Top 10 Iconic Movie Villains
Top 10 Alternate Casting Choices in Film
Han Solo vs Indiana Jones
Top 10 Iconic Instrumental Film Scores

27
Release: Smokey and the BanditThe film Smokey and the Bandit is released (1977)Top 10 Movie Cars

28
Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire with John DavidsonThe Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire took place, preventing John Davidson from performing, and killing over a hundredTop 10 Concert Tragedies and Mishaps

Jun
1
Birthday of Danielle HarrisBirthday of Danielle Harris (1977)Top 10 Scream Queens

5
The Apple II, one of the first personal computers, goes on sale The Apple II, one of the first personal computers, goes on sale (1977)Apple History: the Home Computer to the iPod, iPhone and iPad

8
Birthday of Kanye WestBirthday of Kanye West (1977)Top 10 Kanye West Songs
The Life and Career of Kanye West
Top 10 Hated Musical Artists
Top 10 Unlikely Musical Collaborations

12
Victoria's SecretVictoria's Secret is founded (1977)Top 10 Banned Sexy Commercials

22
Release: Elvis Costello's My Aim is True is releasedElvis Costello's debut album, 'My Aim is True,' is released (UK)Top 10 Debut Rock Albums

Jul
7
Release: The Spy Who Loved Me is released in theatersThe James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me is released (1977)Top 10 Best James Bond Theme Songs
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises

11
Martin Luther King Jr. is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Martin Luther King Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977)Martin Luther King Jr: Life and Death

22
Release: The Hills Have EyesThe film The Hills Have Eyes is released (1977)Top 10 Horror Movies Inspired By True Events

27
Birthday of Jonathan Rhys MeyersBirthday of Jonathan Rhys Meyers (1977)Top 10 Rock 'n' Roll Movies

Aug
3
Birthday of Tom BradyBirthday of NFL Quarterback Tom Brady (1977)Tom Brady: Biography of the Star Quarterback
New England Patriots - Greatest Sports Franchises

10
David Berkowitz is arrested for a series of killings in the NY City David Berkowitz, aka Son of Sam, is arrested for a series of killings in the NY City (1977)Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America (REDUX)
Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America: Part 1

16
Death of Elvis PresleyDeath of Elvis Presley (1977)Top 10 Actors Recreated With Special Effects
Top 10 Elvis Presley Songs
Top 10 Male Vocalists
Top 10 Dead People Rumored to be Alive
The Life and Career of Elvis Presley
Top 10 Rock and Roll Pioneers
Top 10 Signature Rock Moves
Top 10 Iconic Americans
Top 10 Most Shocking Music Myths
Top 10 Signature Dance Moves
Top 10 Controversial Figures in Rock History

18
Birthday of Regine ChassagneBirthday: Regine Chassagne [Arcade Fire] (1977)The History of Arcade Fire
Top 10 Arcade Fire Songs

21
Release: Motorhead's self-titled debut is releasedMotorhead's self-titled debut album is releasedThe History of Motorhead

Sep
11
Birthday of LudacrisBirthday of Ludacris (1977)Another Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos

11
North American release of the Atari 2600.North American release of the Atari 2600. This is the console credited with popularizing home gaming.Top 10 Video Game Consoles

13
The TV series Soap airs its first episodeThe TV series Soap airs its first episode (1977)Top 10 Butlers from TV and Film

15
Birthday of Tom HardyBirthday of Tom Hardy (1977)Top 10 Decade Defining Actors: 2010s
Top 10 Supervillain Portrayals in Movies

24
The Festrunk Brothers characters debut on Saturday Night LiveThe Festrunk Brothers characters (Two WIld and Crazy Guys) debut on Saturday Night Live, performed by Dan Aykroyd and Steve Martin (1977)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Characters

Oct
7
Release: We Will Rock You by Queen is releasedWe Will Rock You by Queen is released (1977)Top 10 Rock Anthems

14
Death of Bing CrosbyDeath of Bing Crosby (1977).Top 10 Unlikely Musical Collaborations

14
Release: Heroes album by David BowieHeroes album by David Bowie (1977)Top 10 David Bowie Songs

16
Birthday of John MayerBirthday of John Mayer (1977)Top 10 Celebrity Womanizers
Top 10 Hated Musical Artists

20
A plane crash kills several members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, including vocalist Ronnie Van Zant.A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.Top 10 Classic Rock Bands
History of Lynyrd Skynyrd: Profile of 'Sweet Home Alabama' Band

26
Jon HederBirthday of actor Jon Heder (1977)Top 10 Quirky Movie Pick-up Lines

26
the anniversary of the eradication of smallpoxTop Ten List of the Greatest Medical Breakthroughs in HistoryTop 10 Medical Breakthroughs

27
Release: Release of 'Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols.'Release of 'Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols.' (1977)History of the Sex Pistols: Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious

Nov
4
Release: Ramones album, Rocket to Russia, is releasedRamones' third album, 'Rocket to Russia', is releasedTop 10 Punk Bands

16
Release: Close Encounters of the Third Kind is releasedClose Encounters of the Third Kind is released (1977).Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies

Dec
7
Birthday of Dominic HowardBirthday of Dominic Howard (1977)Top 10 Muse Songs

13
Release: Stayin' AliveThe song Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees is released (1977)Top 10 Movie Theme Songs

14
Release: Saturday Night FeverThe film Saturday Night Fever is released (1977)Top 10 Dance Scenes in Dance Movies

14
Release: Saturday Night Fever is releasedSaturday Night Fever is released (1977)Top 10 Defining Moments of 1970s America
Top 10 Movie Theme Songs

25
Death of Charlie ChaplinDeath of Charlie Chaplin (1977)Top 10 Ultimate Decade Defining Actors
The Life and Career of Charlie Chaplin
Top 10 Celebrity Mustaches

25
Sir Charlie Chaplin Death of Sir Charlie Chaplin (1977)Top 10 Actors from the United Kingdom

31
Birthday of PsyBirthday of Psy (1977)Top 10 Signature Dance Moves