The yr 1977 is one I maintain close to and pricey to my coronary heart.
It’s the yr I used to be born!
It’s additionally the yr Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady was born. We’re 210 days aside. (I’m older)
Mixed, now we have seven Tremendous Bowl rings. (See what I did there?)
Brady has thrown for greater than 100,000 yards mixed between common season and postseason.
We have been born in the course of the Yr of the Snake on the Chinese language zodiac.
Among the many most historic occasions from that yr are: “Star Wars: A New Hope” debuted, Elvis Presley died at age 42, three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd have been killed in a aircraft crash and “Saturday Night time Fever” debuted each the film and the soundtrack, each smashing all-time data.
Right here’s a take a look at a number of the greatest issues that occurred in 1977.
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Large sports activities moments
Jan. 9: The Raiders defeated the Vikings 32-14 in Tremendous Bowl XI on the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Oakland vast receiver Fred Biletnikoff, who had 4 catches for 79 yards that arrange three Raider touchdowns, was named the sport’s Most Precious Participant.
Could 29: A. J. Foyt turns into the primary driver to win the Indianapolis 500 4 instances.
June 5: The Portland Trailblazers win the NBA championship over the Philadelphia 76ers 4 video games to 2. The lovable Invoice Walton gained the collection MVP.
Oct. 7: Soccer legend Pelé performs his closing skilled recreation, as a member of the New York Cosmos.
Oct. 18: Within the sixth recreation of the World Sequence towards the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson hits three residence runs in a row off of three consecutive pitches from three totally different pitchers. This Yankees gained the sport and World Sequence and led to Jackson’s well-known nickname, “Mr. October.”
Large moments in area
Feb. 18: The House Shuttle program holds the primary take a look at flight of the prototype House Shuttle Enterprise mated to the Boeing 747 Shuttle Service Plane. This grew to become a well-recognized sight in the course of the shuttle period, with the orbiter positioned atop the aircraft and flown again to Florida from California.
March 10: The rings of Uranus are found. I’d assume they have been at all times there, however somebody lastly observed it. Should you’re questioning, Sir William Herschel “found” Uranus in 1791.
Aug. 12: House Shuttle Enterprise makes its first take a look at free-flight from the again of a Boeing 747 Shuttle Service Plane. It glided towards earth sans engines and landed like an airplane on a runway.
Aug. 20: The USA launches the Voyager 2 spacecraft.
Sept. 5: The USA launches Voyager 1 after a quick delay.
NOTE: Each Voyagers are roaming across the universe exterior the bounds of our photo voltaic system in what is named “interstellar area.” Voyager was additionally referenced in “Star Trek: The Movement Image,” launched in 1979, as V’Ger, which is later revealed to be the fictional Voyager 6.
Large moments in know-how
June 10: The primary Apple II collection computer systems go on sale.
Aug. 3: The Tandy Company TRS-80 Mannequin I pc is introduced at a press convention.
Sept. 8: Interpol points a decision towards the copyright infringement of video tapes and different materials, which continues to be cited in warnings on opening pre-credits of videocassettes and DVDs. We have all seen the display screen previous to a film.
Sept. 11: Atari, Inc. releases its Video Laptop System in North America.
Large moments in world historical past
Jan. 20: Jimmy Carter is sworn in because the thirty ninth President of the USA.
Aug. 4: President Carter indicators laws creating the USA Division of Power.
Sept. 10: Hamida Djandoubi’s is the final guillotine execution in France (at Marseille) and the final authorized beheading within the western world. Are you able to imagine this nonetheless occurred simply 45 years in the past??
Large moments in music
Oc. 20: Three members of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd die in a constitution aircraft crash exterior Gillsburg, Mississippi, three days after the discharge of their fifth studio album Road Survivors.
Oct. 27: British punk band Intercourse Pistols launch “By no means Thoughts the Bollocks, This is the Intercourse Pistols” on the Virgin Data label. Regardless of refusal by main retailers within the UK to inventory it, it enters the UK Album Charts at No. 1 the week after its launch.
Nov. 10: The soundtrack to Saturday Night time Fever is launched. That includes 5 new Bee Gees compositions, it can go on to turn into the then best-selling album of all-time. Then, on Dec. 16, Saturday Night time Fever is launched in theaters and turns into the most important dancing film of all time. The film launches the profession of its star John Travolta and catapults the Bee Gees to newfound success.
Jan. 5: Tim Walters, award-winning Gannett journalist who’s typing this story. Try his documentary “The Individuals of Apollo” on Amazon Prime.
Jan. 13: Orlando Bloom, British actor recognized for “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Lord of the Rings” motion pictures.
Jan. 26: Vince Carter, American basketball participant and slam dunk champion from Daytona Seaside.
Feb. 2: Shakira, multi-talented Colombian singer-songwriter and musician. Additionally nice in Disney’s “Zootopia.”
Feb. 3: Daddy Yankee, singer/musician from Puerto Rica referred to as the “King of Reggaetón.”
Feb. 24: Floyd Mayweather Jr., undefeated boxing champion.
March 8: James Van Der Beek, American actor from the TV present “Dawson’s Creek” and the film “Varsity Blues.”
April 23: John Cena, American skilled wrestler, actor and rapper. He is nice in Will Ferrell and MArk Wahlberg’s “Daddy’s Dwelling 2.”
June 8: Kanye West, controversial American rapper and report producer.
July 12: Brock Lesnar, American skilled wrestling champion and former blended martial artist.
Aug. 3: Tom Brady, the GOAT, is born in San Mateo, California. His given title is Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.
Sept. 11: Ludacris, American rapper and actor, is born Christopher Bridges.
Oct. 12: Bode Miller, American skier and Olympic hero.
Oct. 13: Paul Pierce, American basketball participant, NBA champion and Boston Celtics legend.
Dec 8: Ryan Newman, American race automobile driver and 2008 Daytona 500 winner.
Dec 31: Donald Trump Jr., American businessman and son of former U.S. President Donald Trump.
June 16: Wernher von Braun, American-German aerospace engineer who helped put people on the moon. (b. 1912)
Aug. 16: Elvis Presley, American actor, musician and singer-songwriter (b. 1935).
Aug. 19: Groucho Marx, American actor and comic (b. 1890).
Oct. 14: Bing Crosby, American singer and actor (b. 1903).
Oct. 20: Three members of American rock group, Lynyrd Skynyrd, killed in aircraft crash: Ronnie Van Zant, lead singer (b. 1948); Cassie Gaines, lead singer (b. 1948); Steve Gaines, lead singer and guitarist (b. 1949).
Dec. 25: Sir Charlie Chaplin, British actor, producer and director (b. 1889).
Feb. 25: Slap Shot, arguably the perfect hockey film ever.
Could 25: Star Wars: A New Hope, begins a cultural phenomenon now owned by Disney.
Could 27: Smokey and the Bandit, which transforms Burt Reynolds from former Florida State soccer participant to Hollywood legend.
July 13: The Spy Who Beloved Me, the tenth within the James Bond collection and third starring Roger Moore.
Dec. 16: Saturday Night time Fever, the place John Travolta went from being a “Sweat Hog” to a disco legend.
Jan. 20: Jimmy Buffett’s “Adjustments in Latitudes, Adjustments in Attitudes” is launched, that includes the most important single of his profession, “Margaritaville”
Feb 4: Fleetwood Mac’s extensively anticipated Rumours is launched; it goes on to turn into one of many best-selling albums of all time.
Could 28: Ted Nugent’s “Cat Scratch Fever” cements Nugent as one of many best guitarists of his era.
June 3: Bob Marley and the Wailers: “Exodus.” Options a number of transcendent tracks, together with the title monitor Exodus, Jamming, Three Little Birds and One Love.
June 30: Kiss: Love Gun, the sixth studio album by one of the recognizable rock bands of all-time.
Aug 21: Motorhead: Motorhead. Debut album by legendary metallic band fronted by Lemmy Kilmister.
Oct. 21: Meatloaf: Bat Out of Hell, the most important promoting album debut in UK historical past, a shocking truth given the entire legendary music from the UK.
Oct. 27: Intercourse Pistols: By no means Thoughts the Bollocks, controversial album talked about above.
Oct. 28: Queen: Information of the World, options two of essentially the most recognizable songs ever in “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions.”
Oct 29: Dolly Parton: Right here You Come Once more, it was Parton’s first album to be licensed platinum by the Recording Business Affiliation of America for delivery 1,000,000 copies.
Nov 15: Bee Geez: Saturday Night time Fever soundtrack.