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1977 Historical Event(s)
- January 15, 1977 – The Kälvesta air disaster kills 22 people, the worst air crash in Sweden’s history.
- February 18, 1977 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Snake in Chinese astrology.
- June 10, 1977 – Apple ships its first Apple II personal computer.
- June 26, 1977 – The Yorkshire Ripper kills 16 year old shop assistant Jayne MacDonald in Leeds, changing public perception of the killer as she is the first victim who is not a prostitute.
- June 27, 1977 – France grants independence to Djibouti.
- July 13, 1977 – New York City, amidst a period of financial and social turmoil experiences a blackout lasting nearly 24 hours that leads to widespread fires and looting.
- July 22, 1977 – Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power.
- September 18, 1977 – Voyager I takes first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.
- September 30, 1977 – Because of US budget cuts and dwindling power reserves, the Apollo program’s ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.
- November 20, 1977 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement.
Who Were Born On 1977?
- January 4, 1977 – David Millar, British cyclist
- March 3, 1977 – Stéphane Robidas, Canadian ice hockey player
- March 7, 1977 – Mitja Zastrow, German-born swimmer
- May 13, 1977 – Samantha Morton, English actress
- May 22, 1977 – Tom Chambers, British actor
- July 1, 1977 – Greg Pattillo, American beatboxing flautist
- July 23, 1977 – Scott Clemmensen, American ice hockey player
- August 12, 1977 – Park Yong-ha, South Korean actor and singer (d. 2010)
- September 12, 1977 – Jeff Irwin, American musician
- September 25, 1977 – Joel David Moore, American actor