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1977 Historical Event(s)
- February 18, 1977 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Snake in Chinese astrology.
- June 10, 1977 – James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee, but is recaptured on June 13.
- July 4, 1977 – The George Jackson Brigade plants a bomb at the main power substation for the Washington state capitol in Olympia in solidarity with a prison strike at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary Intensive Security Unit
- July 20, 1977 – Johnstown, Pennsylvania is hit by a flash flood that kills eighty and causes $350 million in damage.
- July 24, 1977 – End of a four day long Libyan-Egyptian War.
- August 20, 1977 – Voyager Program: NASA launches the Voyager 2 spacecraft.
- September 4, 1977 – The Golden Dragon Massacre took place in San Francisco, California.
- October 6, 1977 – In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
- October 13, 1977 – Four Palestinians hijack Lufthansa Flight 181 to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction.
- October 18, 1977 – German Autumn: a set of events revolving around the kidnapping of Hanns-Martin Schleyer and the hijacking of a Lufthansa flight by the Red Army Faction (RAF) comes to an end when Schleyer is murdered and various RAF members allegedly commit suicide.
Who Were Born On 1977?
- February 18, 1977 – Chrissie Wellington, British tri-athlete
- March 4, 1977 – Tonga Lea'aetoa, New Zealand-Tongan rugby union player
- August 15, 1977 – Nicole Paggi, American actress
- September 19, 1977 – Danny Forster, American television host and producer and architect
- October 14, 1977 – Jonathan Kerrigan, English actor
- October 30, 1977 – Eefke Mulder, Dutch hockey-international
- November 10, 1977 – Brittany Murphy, American actress (d. 2009)
- November 15, 1977 – Sean Murray, American actor
- November 25, 1977 – Marcus Marshall, Australian racing driver
- November 28, 1977 – Gavin Rae, Scottish footballer