Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Top 10 Headlines for 1977

In 1977... ( I was born October 9)

  1. Elvis died, so did Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin and Bing Crosby
  2. The Bruins lost to Montreal in the Stanley Cup
  3. The Yankees won the World Series
  4. Star Wars came out in movie theaters: so did Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind (a much better movie, in my opinion)
  5. The Apple II computer came out (with a color screen!!)
  6. Jimmy Carter (the peanut farmer) was President (inaugurated in 1977) and grants amnesty to draft dodgers from the Vietnam Conflict (did immigration from Canada increase as well?)
  7. Son of Sam serial killer is killing couples in NYC (on orders from a dog) and subsequently captured in NYC
  8. Inflation hits 11% (wow)
  9. the Love Boat airs (I only remember it as re-runs)
  10. the U.S. Department of Energy is created


  1. My goodness but you are young! Fun list.

  2. What on earth is the lady eating on the vogue cover?

    Great post, this topic is so interesting!

    Oh, and Go Habs!

  3. mariuca6:29 PM

    and the most important event of the year: I WAS BORN!