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  • Cupertino, California , U.S.
    Monday Jan 3, 1977

    Apple Inc.

    Apple Computer, Inc.

    Cupertino, California , U.S.
    Monday Jan 3, 1977

    Apple Computer, Inc. was incorporated on January 3, 1977.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 20, 1977

    Jimmy Carter

    A President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 20, 1977

    The presidency of Jimmy Carter began at noon EST on January 20, 1977, when Jimmy Carter was inaugurated as the 39th President of the United States, and ended on January 20, 1981. Carter, a Democrat, took office after defeating incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford in the 1976 presidential election.




  • Barranquilla, Colombia
    Wednesday Feb 2, 1977

    Shakira

    Born

    Barranquilla, Colombia
    Wednesday Feb 2, 1977

    Born on 2 February 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia.




  • South Korea
    Wednesday Mar 9, 1977

    Jimmy Carter

    South Korea

    South Korea
    Wednesday Mar 9, 1977

    During a March 9, 1977 news conference, Carter reaffirmed his interest in having a gradual withdrawal of American troops from South Korea and stated he wanted South Korea to eventually have "adequate ground forces owned by and controlled by the South Korean Government to protect themselves against any intrusion from North Korea".




  • India
    Tuesday Mar 15, 1977

    Indira Gandhi

    1977 Indian General Election

    India
    Tuesday Mar 15, 1977

    In 1977, after extending the state of emergency twice, Indira Gandhi called elections to give the electorate a chance to vindicate her rule. Gandhi may have grossly misjudged her popularity by reading what the heavily censored press wrote about her. Gandhi's Congress party was crushed soundly in the elections. The public realized the statement and motto of the Janata Party alliance. Indira and Sanjay Gandhi both lost their seats, and Congress was cut down to 153 seats (compared with 350 in the previous Lok Sabha), 92 of which were in the South.




  • Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain
    Sunday Mar 27, 1977

    Plane Accidents

    Tenerife disaster

    Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain
    Sunday Mar 27, 1977

    The Tenerife airport disaster, which occurred on March 27, 1977, remains the accident with the highest number of airliner passenger fatalities. 583 people died when a KLM Boeing 747 attempted to take off without flight clearance and collided with a taxiing Pan Am 747 at Los Rodeos Airport on the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain. There were no survivors from the KLM aircraft and only 61 of the 396 passengers and crew on the Pan Am aircraft survived. Pilot error was the primary cause, as the KLM captain began his takeoff run without obtaining air traffic control clearance




  • U.S.
    Saturday Apr 16, 1977

    Apple Inc.

    Apple II

    U.S.
    Saturday Apr 16, 1977

    The Apple II, also invented by Wozniak, was introduced on April 16, 1977, at the first West Coast Computer Faire.


  • Finland
    Monday May 9, 1977

    Robert Fulton

    The Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant

    Finland
    Monday May 9, 1977

    Loviisa is the site of two of Finland's nuclear reactors, two VVER units each of 488 MWe, at the Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant. The other operating reactors are at the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Saturday May 14, 1977

    Juan Carlos I

    His Father formally renounced his claim to the throne

    Madrid, Spain
    Saturday May 14, 1977

    Further legitimacy was restored to Juan Carlos's position on 14 May 1977, when his father (whom many monarchists had recognized as the legitimate, exiled King of Spain during the Franco era) formally renounced his claim to the throne and recognized his son as the sole head of the Spanish Royal House, transferring to him the historical heritage of the Spanish monarchy, thus making Juan Carlos both de facto and de jure king in the eyes of the traditional monarchists.


  • Israel
    Tuesday May 17, 1977

    Shimon Peres

    The 1977 elections

    Israel
    Tuesday May 17, 1977

    Peres succeeded Rabin as party leader prior to the 1977 elections when Rabin stepped down in the wake of a foreign currency scandal involving his wife.


  • Zarzuela Palace, Carretera del Pardo, Madrid, Spain
    Friday May 20, 1977

    Juan Carlos I

    Endorsement of The Monarchy From Spain's Political Left

    Zarzuela Palace, Carretera del Pardo, Madrid, Spain
    Friday May 20, 1977

    On 20 May 1977, the leader of the only recently legalized Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), Felipe González, accompanied by Javier Solana, visited Juan Carlos in the Zarzuela Palace. The event represented a key endorsement of the monarchy from Spain's political left, who had been historically republican. Left-wing support for the monarchy grew when the Communist Party of Spain was legalized shortly thereafter, a move Juan Carlos had pressed for, despite enormous right-wing military opposition at that time, during the Cold War.


  • Canada
    Friday May 27, 1977

    Justin Trudeau

    His parents publicly announced their separation

    Canada
    Friday May 27, 1977

    His parents publicly announced their separation on May 27, 1977, when Trudeau was five years old, with his father having custody.


  • Spain
    Wednesday Jun 15, 1977

    Juan Carlos I

    The First post-Franco Democratic Elections

    Spain
    Wednesday Jun 15, 1977

    On 15 June 1977, Spain held its first post-Franco democratic elections.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Jun 18, 1977

    Sherry Dyson

    Marriage

    U.S.
    Saturday Jun 18, 1977

    Chris Gardner married Sherry Dyson.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 18, 1977

    Christopher Paul Gardner

    Marriage

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 18, 1977

    On June 18, 1977, Chris Gardner married, a Virginia native and an educational expert in mathematics. With his knowledge, experience, and contacts within the medical field, it appeared Gardner had his medical career plans laid out before him. However, with ten years of medical training ahead of him and with changes in health care just on the horizon, he realized that the medical profession would be vastly different by the time he could practice medicine. Gardner was advised to consider more lucrative career options; a few days before his 26th birthday, he informed his wife, Sherry, of his plans to abandon his dreams of becoming a physician.


  • United Kingdom and U.S.
    Thursday Jul 7, 1977

    James Bond

    The Spy Who Loved Me

    United Kingdom and U.S.
    Thursday Jul 7, 1977

    The Spy Who Loved Me is a 1977 spy film, the tenth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions. It is the third to star Roger Moore as the fictional secret agent James Bond. The film co-stars Barbara Bach and Curd Jürgens and was directed by Lewis Gilbert.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 10, 1977

    Robin Williams

    First film role

    U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 10, 1977

    The first film role credited to Robin Williams is a small part in the 1977 low-budget comedy Can I Do It... 'Til I Need Glasses?.


  • Abadan, Iran
    Thursday Aug 18, 1977

    Iranian Revolution

    Cinema Rex fire

    Abadan, Iran
    Thursday Aug 18, 1977

    On 19 August, in the southwestern city of Abadan, four arsonists barred the door of the Cinema Rex movie theatre and set it on fire. In what was the largest terrorist attack in history prior to the 11 September 2001 attacks, 422 people inside the theatre were burned to death. Khomeini immediately blamed the Shah and SAVAK for setting the fire. Due to the pervasive revolutionary atmosphere, the public also blamed the Shah for starting the fire, despite the government's insistence that they were uninvolved.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Friday Aug 19, 1977

    Rosa Parks

    Her Husband's Death

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Friday Aug 19, 1977

    Her husband died of throat cancer on August 19, 1977, and her brother, her only sibling, died of cancer that November. Her personal ordeals caused her to become removed from the civil rights movement.


  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 7, 1977

    Invasion of Panama

    Torrijos–Carter Treaties

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 7, 1977

    On September 7, 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter and the de facto leader of Panama, General Omar Torrijos, signed Torrijos–Carter Treaties, which set in motion the process of handing over the Panama Canal to Panamanian control by 2000. Although the canal was destined for Panamanian administration, the military bases remained and one condition of the transfer was that the canal would remain open for American shipping. The U.S. had long-standing relations with General Noriega, who served as a U.S. intelligence asset and paid informant of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1967, including the period when Bush was head of the CIA (1976–77).


  • East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 1, 1977

    Pelé

    Pele's Retirement

    East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 1, 1977

    On 1 October 1977, Pelé closed out his career in an exhibition match between the Cosmos and Santos.


  • Najaf, Iraq
    Saturday Oct 22, 1977

    Iranian Revolution

    The death of Mostafa Khomeini

    Najaf, Iraq
    Saturday Oct 22, 1977

    The chain of events began with the death of Mostafa Khomeini, chief aide and eldest son of Ruhollah Khomeini. He mysteriously died at midnight on 23 October 1977 in Najaf, Iraq. SAVAK and Iraqi government declared heart attack as the cause of death, though many believed his death was attributed to SAVAK. Khomeini remained silent after the incident, but in Iran with the spread of the news there was a wave of protest in several cities and mourning ceremonies in major cities were held.


  • Midland, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Nov 5, 1977

    George W. Bush

    Marriage

    Midland, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Nov 5, 1977

    In 1977, friends introduced him to Laura Welch, a schoolteacher and librarian. After a three-month courtship, she accepted his marriage proposal and they wed on November 5 of that year.


  • Andhra Pradesh, India
    Monday Nov 14, 1977

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1977 Andhra Pradesh Cyclone

    Andhra Pradesh, India
    Monday Nov 14, 1977

    The 1977 Andhra Pradesh cyclone was a devastating tropical cyclone that hit Andhra Pradesh on November 14, 1977, killing at least 10,000 people.


  • United Kingdom
    Wednesday Nov 16, 1977

    Princess Diana

    First met Charles

    United Kingdom
    Wednesday Nov 16, 1977

    Lady Diana first met Charles, Prince of Wales, the Queen's eldest son and heir apparent, when she was 16 in November 1977.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 16, 1977

    Steven Spielberg

    Steven's Second Blockbuster

    U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 16, 1977

    Spielberg and actor Richard Dreyfuss re-convened to work on a film about UFOs, which became Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).One of the rare films both written and directed by Spielberg, Close Encounters was a critical and box office hit, giving Spielberg his first Best Director nomination from the Academy as well as earning six other Academy Awards nominations. It won Oscars in two categories (Cinematography, Vilmos Zsigmond, and a Special Achievement Award for Sound Effects Editing, Frank E. Warner).This second blockbuster helped to secure Spielberg's rise.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 22, 1977

    Internet

    Three network demonstration was conducted

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 22, 1977

    With the role of the network reduced to a core of functionality, it became possible to exchange traffic with other network independently from their detailed characteristics, thereby solving Kahn's initial problem. DARPA agreed to fund development of prototype software, and after several years of work, the first demonstration of a gateway between the Packet Radio network in the SF Bay area and the ARPANET was conducted by the Stanford Research Institute. On November 22, 1977 a three network demonstration was conducted including the ARPANET, the SRI's Packet Radio Van on the Packet Radio Network and the Atlantic Packet Satellite network.


  • Amiens, France
    Wednesday Dec 21, 1977

    Emmanuel Macron

    Birth

    Amiens, France
    Wednesday Dec 21, 1977

    Born in Amiens, France. in 21 December 1977.


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