What Happened the Year I was Born?

  • In 1977, A Movie Ticket Cost $2.23
  • Jimmy Carter becomes president of the US
  • Most of the 10,000 Vietnam War draft evaders are pardoned by President Carter
  • Singer Anita Bryant starts her “Save Our Children” crusade against gay rights
  • Elvis Presley dies in his Graceland bathroom
  • Congress creates a Department of Energy
  • Anwar Sadat flies to Jerusalem in a dramatic gesture of willingness to discuss peace
  • Orlando Bloom, Shakira, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Liv Tyler, and Ludacris are born
  • New York Yankees win the World Series
  • Oakland Raiders win Superbowl XI
  • Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup
  • Swedish music group ABBA passes The Beatles as having most records sold
  • Star Wars is the top grossing film
  • The Shining by Stephen King is published
  • “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone spends the most time at the top of the US charts
  • Three’s Company premieres