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1977 Historical Event(s)
- January 3, 1977 – Apple Computer is incorporated.
- February 18, 1977 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Snake in Chinese astrology.
- April 28, 1977 – The Red Army Faction trial ends, with Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe found guilty of four counts of murder and more than 30 counts of attempted murder.
- 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 30, 1977 – The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbands.
- July 21, 1977 – The start of the four day long Libyan-Egyptian War.
- August 15, 1977 – The Big Ear, a radio telescope operated by Ohio State University as part of the SETI project, receives a radio signal from deep space; the event is named the “Wow! signal” from the notation made by a volunteer on the project.
- November 6, 1977 – The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls Bible College near Toccoa, Georgia, fails, killing 39.
- 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.
- December 30, 1977 – For the second time, Ted Bundy escapes from his cell in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Who Were Born On 1977?
- February 5, 1977 – Ahmad Merritt, American football player
- February 14, 1977 – Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)
- February 20, 1977 – Amal Hijazi, Lebanese singer and model
- February 27, 1977 – Ji Sung, South Korean actor
- April 20, 1977 – Johnny “The Bull” Stamboli, professional wrestler
- May 19, 1977 – Brandon Inge, American baseball player
- July 1, 1977 – Liv Tyler, American actress
- July 27, 1977 – Foo Swee Chin, Singaporean comic book artist
- August 6, 1977 – Leandro Amaral, Brazilian footballer
- November 8, 1977 – Bucky Covington, American entertainer