Monday, May 8, 2017
Things From 1977,….
1977 holds a special place in my heart probably since it was the year I graduated high school and started (trying) to be an adult. We have a 40th class reunion this year which seems impossible. Where has the years gone? Probably down the drain with my hair but anyway. It is just surreal. Here are a few things that happened in 1977,…
Aerosmith's flight crew inspected a Convair CV-240 for possible use and rejected it because they felt the plane and crew were not up to their standards. That plane crashed on October 20, 1977 from fuel exhaustion due to poor maintenance, killing three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Han Solo shot (Greedo) first in Star Wars. Deal with it.
The 'Son of Sam' serial killer, David Berkowitz, was captured. Sam was his neighbor's dog, who told him to do the killing.
James Earl Jones declined to have his name appear on the credits of both Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), claiming that he felt his contribution wasn't significant enough to warrant a credit.
A group of scientist discovered that any radioactive particle does not decay when being observed. This is called Quantum Zeno Effect.
The first documented occurrence of the high five wasn't until this year, between Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke of the Los Angeles Dodgers in Dodger Stadium on October 2, 1977. There were other claims, as early as just after WW2. The low five was referrred to by Cab Calloway in the 1920s.
1977's Most Popular TV Shows
1. Laverne & Shirley (ABC)
2. Happy Days (ABC)
3. Three's Company (ABC)
4. 60 Minutes (CBS)
5. Charlie's Angels (ABC)
6. All in the Family (CBS)
7. Little House on the Prairie (NBC)
8. Alice (CBS)
9. M*A*S*H (CBS)
10. One Day at a Time (CBS)
The Number One Hits Of 1977
November 13, 1976 - January 7, 1977: Rod Stewart - Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
January 8, 1977 - January 14, 1977: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. - You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)
January 15, 1977 - January 21, 1977: Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
January 22, 1977 - January 28, 1977: Stevie Wonder - I Wish
January 29, 1977 - February 4, 1977: Rose Royce - Car Wash
February 5, 1977 - February 18, 1977: Mary MacGregor - Torn Between Two Lovers
February 19, 1977 - February 25, 1977: Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded by the Light
February 26, 1977 - March 4, 1977: Eagles - New Kid in Town
March 5, 1977 - March 25, 1977: Barbra Streisand - Love Theme From 'A Star Is Born' (Evergreen)
March 26, 1977 - April 8, 1977: Daryl Hall and John Oates - Rich Girl
April 9, 1977 - April 15, 1977: ABBA - Dancing Queen
April 16, 1977 - April 22, 1977: David Soul - Don't Give Up on Us
April 23, 1977 - April 29, 1977: Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
April 30, 1977 - May 6, 1977: Glen Campbell - Southern Nights
May 7, 1977 - May 13, 1977: Eagles - Hotel California
May 14, 1977 - May 20, 1977: Leo Sayer - When I Need You
May 21, 1977 - June 10, 1977: Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
June 11, 1977 - June 17, 1977: KC and the Sunshine Band - I'm Your Boogie Man
June 18, 1977 - June 24, 1977: Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
June 25, 1977 - July 1, 1977: Marvin Gaye - Got to Give It Up (Part 1)
July 2, 1977 - July 8, 1977: Bill Conti - Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)
July 9, 1977 - July 15, 1977: Alan O'Day - Undercover Angel
July 16, 1977 - July 22, 1977: Shaun Cassidy - Da Doo Ron Ron
July 23, 1977 - July 29, 1977: Barry Manilow - Looks Like We Made It
July 30, 1977 - August 19, 1977: Andy Gibb - I Just Want to Be Your Everything
August 20, 1977 - September 30, 1977: The Emotions - Best of My Love
October 1, 1977 - October 14, 1977: Meco - Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band
October 15, 1977 - December 23, 1977: Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
Annie Hall, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Demon Seed, Eraserhead, The Goodbye Girl, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, The Hills Have Eyes, Julia, Pete's Dragon, Saturday Night Fever, Smokey and the Bandit, The Spy Who Loved Me, Star Wars (Episode IV), Suspira, Three Women, The Turning Point