1977 in history

1977 events chronologically

Jan 1 Charter 77 published its first document
Jan 3 Apple Computer is incorporated
Jan 8 Three bombs explode in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union within 37 minutes, killing seven. The bombings are attributed to an Armenian separatist group
Jan 17 Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by a firing squad in Utah, ending a ten-year moratorium on capital punishment in the United States
Jan 18 Australia's worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83
Jan 18 SFR Yugoslavia's Prime minister, Džemal Bijedić, his wife and 6 others are killed in a plane crash in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jan 18 Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease

Top 7 most famous people born in 1977

Feb 2 Shakira a Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira released her first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, in the early 1990s, failing to attain commercial success; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos , and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones?
Apr 23 John Cena an American professional wrestler, rapper and actor signed to WWE. Cena was described by veteran pro wrestling announcer Jim Ross in 2013 as "the face, albeit a polarising face, of the WWE for a long time"; he was named in a 2014 Independent article as the most polarising figure in pro wrestling history, despite serving as the face of WWE and playing a heroic character for the majority of his career
Jun 2 A.J. Styles Allen Neal Jones , better known by his ring name A.J. Styles is an American professional wrestler currently under contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling , where he is a former one-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion. He is also working for Ring of Honor , and is best known for his work in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
Jun 8 Kanye West an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, director, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his work on rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint , as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used high-pitched vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. He later broadened his influences to include 1970s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, house, folk, alternative, electronica, synthpop, industrial, and classical music
Aug 17 Thierry Henry a French footballer who is a free agent, having last played as a striker for New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer.
Aug 31 Jeff Hardy an American professional wrestler, singer-songwriter, painter and musician who is currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. He is also known for his prominent appearance with the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment
Dec 31 Psy a South Korean singer-songwriter, record producer and rapper. Psy is known domestically for his humorous videos and stage performances, and internationally for his hit single "Gangnam Style". The song's refrain "Oppan Gangnam Style" was entered into The Yale Book of Quotations as one of the most famous quotations of 2012

Top 7 most famous people died in 1977

Jan 14 Anthony Eden an English Conservative politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1955 to 1957. He was also Foreign Secretary for three periods between 1935 and 1955, including during World War He is best known for his outspoken opposition to appeasement in the 1930s; his diplomatic leadership in the 1940s and 1950s; and the failure of his Middle East policy in 1956 that ended his premiership
Jun 16 Wernher von Braun a German and American aerospace engineer and space architect. He was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany during World War II and, subsequently, in the United States. He is considered one of the "Fathers of Rocket Science"
Jul 2 Vladimir Nabokov a Russian novelist. Nabokov's first nine novels were in Russian. He then rose to international prominence as a writer of English prose. He also made serious contributions as a lepidopterist and chess composer
Aug 16 Elvis Presley an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King"
Aug 16 Elvis Presley an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King"
Sep 16 Maria Callas an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic gifts. Her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini and further, to the works of Verdi and Puccini; and, in her early career, to the music dramas of Wagner. Her musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina
Dec 25 Charlie Chaplin an English actor, comedian, and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death at age 88, and encompassed both adulation and controversy