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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.
- April 27, 1977 – 28 people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster.
- 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 5, 1977 – Military coup in Pakistan: Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, is overthrown.
- July 11, 1977 – Martin Luther King Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
- July 24, 1977 – End of a four day long Libyan-Egyptian War.
- August 18, 1977 – Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 in King William’s Town, South Africa. He would later die of the injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to South Africa’s apartheid policies.
- September 7, 1977 – The 300 metre tall CKVR-DT transmission tower in Barrie, Ontario, Canada is hit by a light aircraft in a fog, causing it to collapse. All aboard the aircraft are killed.
- September 12, 1977 – South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko is killed in police custody.
- December 25, 1977 – Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin meets in Egypt with President of Egypt Anwar Sadat.
Who Were Born On 1977?
- January 24, 1977 – Kensuke Kita, Japanese guitarist (Asian Kung-Fu Generation)
- January 28, 1977 – Matt DeVries, American guitarist (Chimaira)
- April 1, 1977 – Haimar Zubeldia, Spanish cyclist
- April 12, 1977 – Sarah Jane Morris, American actor
- May 4, 1977 – Nestoras Kommatos, Greek basketball player
- May 6, 1977 – Christophe Brandt, Belgian cyclist
- July 8, 1977 – Paolo Tiralongo, Italian cyclist
- August 29, 1977 – Charlie Pickering, Australian comedian
- September 30, 1977 – Roy Carroll, Northern Irish footballer
- November 20, 1977 – Rudy Charles, American professional wrestling referee