1977 facts

1977 History, Pop Culture, Trivia and Fun Facts.

1977 facts

Singer Tom Waits was arrested outside Duke’s Tropicana Coffee Shop in Los Angeles, for trying to stop men from bullying other patrons.These men were plainclothes officers,and Waits was charged with disturbing the peace.Waits disputed the charge,was found not guilty,and successfully sued the police department for $7,500.
Maureen Weston, while in a rocking chair marathon, didn’t sleep for 18 days and 17 hours. Don’t try this at home, or even with friends.

How Much things cost in 1977
Yearly Inflation Rate USA6.5%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 831
Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 7.75%
Average Cost of new house $49,300.00
Average Income per year $15,000.00
Average Monthly Rent $240.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 65 cents
Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Sterling
Average House Price 13,650
Gallon of Petrol 0.79
Yearly Inflation Rate UK 15.8%
Interest Rates Year End Bank of England 7.00 %
A few More Examples
Bikini $9.00
Renault Gordini $6998,00
BMW 320i $7990.00
Barbie Road Trip with Motor Home, Dune Buggy and a Bicycle $72.95
Wrist Worn AM Radio $7.95
5 inch Portable TV $147.00
New Stereo System $247.95
Middletown, New York
Ranch 3 bedrooms , 2 baths , living room family area and double garage $33,000
Star Wars opens in cinemas, first Apple II computers go on sale, TV Mini Series “Roots” is aired, First commercial flight Concord, Elvis Presley Dies at the age of 42, NASA space shuttle first test flight, UK Jubilee celebrations, Roman Polanski is arrested and Charged, Alaskan Oil Pipeline completed, New York City Blackout lasts for 25 hours Quebec adopts French as the official language. Jimmy Carter is elected as the President of United States . The precursor to the GPS system in use today is started by US Department of defense. Elvis Presley Dies from a heart attack aged 42.
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1977 facts
The Concorde supersonic transport lifts off the runway at JFK International Airport on October 20, 1977. Its first test flights stayed well below the threshold of acceptable noise levels. #
The rock band Boston poses for a CREEM Magazine Stars Cars shoot in Swampscott, Massachusetts, in August of 1977. Band members, from left, are Barry Goudreau, Sib Hashian, Tom Scholz, Brad Delp, and Fran Sheehan. #

1977 facts
July 30 – August 19:
I Just Want To Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
Broadway Show – Annie (Musical) Opened on April 21, 1977 and Closed: January 2, 1983

1977 facts
Jan 29 34th Golden Globes: Rocky, Peter Finch, & Faye Dunaway win
Jan 9 Australian Open Men’s Tennis: American Roscoe Tanner wins his first and only Grand Slam event; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 6-3, 6-3, 6-3