Sunday, May 21, 2017

More Things That Happened In 1977,.....



Here are a few more things that happened in 1977. How many do you remember?,….


Not Only do Gas station attendants no longer wash your windshield or check your oil and water soon you will be expected to pump your own gas. And now we do.

Seattle Slew wins the Triple Crown for three-year-old thoroughbred horses.
The Three Races for the Triple Crown in the US are
(1) The Kentucky Derby, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky;
(2) The Preakness Stakes, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland;
(3) The Belmont Stakes, at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
 
The Queen of England "Queen Elizabeth II" celebrates 25 years as the monarch and more than one million people line the streets of London to watch the Royal Family on their way to St Paul's at the start of the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebration.
 
Star Wars written and directed by George Lucas and released by 20th Century Fox opens in American Theaters.
The original Star Wars grossed nearly $800 million world wide and won multiple awards at the 50th Annual Academy Awards and created a cult following for future Star Wars Movies. May the force be with you.
 
President Carter granted a complete and unconditional pardon today to all Vietnam draft dodgers.
 
Elvis Presley dies at the age of 42, leaving rock and roll fans worldwide mourning his loss. Elvis was found dead at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. The cause of death is pronounced as cardiac arrhythmia which is a form of heart attack.
 
The space shuttle Enterprise, sitting atop a Boeing 747, went on its maiden flight above the Mojave Desert.
 
Two 747 jumbo jets a KLM Boeing 747, attempting to take off, crashed into a Pan Am 747 on the runway at an airport in the Canary Islands, killing 582 passengers and crew members.
 
A lightening strike strikes a substation on the Hudson River, tripping two circuit breakers in Westchester County, then a second lightning strike caused the loss of two 345,000 volt transmission lines causing a 25 hour blackout of the New York City area.
In some areas of New York Looting and vandalism were widespread with the hardest hit Crown Heights.
Subway services, La Guardia and Kennedy airports are closed.
 
Crude oil from Alaska begins flowing south down the trans-Alaska pipeline to the ice-free port of Valdez, Alaska.
 
Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live".
 
Gary Gilmore is executed by firing squad in the Utah state prison, convicted of murder.
 
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" released.
 
1st time Jay Leno appears on Tonight Show.
 
Hanafi Muslims hold 130 hostages in Washington, D.C..
 
"Smokey & the Bandit," premieres.

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