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1977 Historical Event(s)
- January 8, 1977 – Three bombs explode in Moscow within 37 minutes, killing seven. The bombings are attributed to an Armenian separatist group.
- January 18, 1977 – Australia’s worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.
- February 18, 1977 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Snake in Chinese astrology.
- June 30, 1977 – The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbands.
- September 7, 1977 – The Torrijos-Carter Treaties between Panama and the United States on the status of the Panama Canal are signed. The United States agrees to transfer control of the canal to Panama at the end of the 20th century.
- September 10, 1977 – Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France.
- September 18, 1977 – Voyager I takes first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.
- October 20, 1977 – 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.
- November 21, 1977 – Minister of Internal Affairs Allan Highet announces that 'the national anthems of New Zealand shall be the traditional anthem “God Save the Queen” and the poem “God Defend New Zealand”, written by Thomas Bracken, as set to music by John Joseph Woods, both being of equal status as national anthems appropriate to the occasion.
- November 26, 1977 – 'Vrillon', claiming to be the representative of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', takes over Britain’s Southern Television for six minutes at 5:12 pm.
Who Were Born On 1977?
- January 1, 1977 – Leoš Friedl, Czech tennis player
- January 26, 1977 – Vince Carter, American basketball player
- February 1, 1977 – Kevin Kilbane, Irish footballer
- June 12, 1977 – Richard Ayoade, English actor and writer
- June 23, 1977 – Jason Mraz, American singer and songwriter
- July 16, 1977 – Bryan Budd, British soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2006)
- August 22, 1977 – Jenna Leigh Green, American actress
- September 19, 1977 – Emil Sutovsky, Israeli chess Grandmaster
- October 14, 1977 – Jonathan Kerrigan, English actor
- November 20, 1977 – Daniel Svensson, Swedish drummer