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what happened in 1977 in the world

What happened in 1977 in the world
Feb 25 New Orleans’ Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts
Jan 18 Pakistan cricket all-rounder Imran Khan takes 6 for 63 in the Australian 2nd innings for a match total of 12 to lead his side to an easy 8 wicket 3rd Test win in Sydney

What happened in 1977 in the world
The space shuttle orbiter Enterprise, riding piggy-back on its 747 mothership, takes off from the test facility at Edwards Air Force base in California on June 18, 1977, for its maiden manned flight. Aboard the space shuttle on its first manned flight are orbiter astronauts Fred C. Haise and Charles G. Fullerton. #
A black Rhodesian prisoner stands with a rope tied around his neck, to prevent escape, placed there by Rhodesian cavalrymen, background, who detained him for questioning in Lupane, Southern Rhodesia, in September of 1977. Rhodesia’s white-dominated government was countering black Rhodesian guerrilla activities with militant armed forces. The minority white government, descendants of European settlers, fought to maintain control of the unrecognized state of Rhodesia from 1965 until 1979, when pressure from international sanctions and years of guerrilla war forced a settlement leading to a vote, which resulted in majority rule, and the creation of the country we now know as Zimbabwe. #

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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Record of the Year: “Hotel California” . The Eagles
Best Song: “You Light Up My Life” . Joe Brooks
Best Album: “Rumours” . Fleetwood Mac
Male Vocalist: James Taylor . “Handy Man
Female Vocalist: Barbra Streisand . “Love theme from ‘A Star Is Born’ (Evergreen)”

What happened in 1977 in the world
1977 Apr 23, Dr. Allen Bussey completed 20,302 yo-yo loops in Waco, Texas.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waco,_Texas)
1977 V.S. Naipaul, Trinidad born writer, authored пїЅIndia: A Wounded Civilization,” recounting his travels there in 1975.
(WSJ, 4/4/09, p.W8)

References:

http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/10/40-years-ago-a-look-back-at-1977/542997/
http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1977.html
http://www.historycentral.com/20th/1977.html
http://www.timelines.ws/20thcent/1977.HTML
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