1977: Top Songs, Movies TV Shows, Sporting Events And More

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The 1970’s were a whirlwind of change. From the hangover of the late ’60s to the lull and depression of the early part of the 70’s to the “ok, let’s loosen up and have some fun” attitude of the middle to the latter part of the decade, it certainly was a decade of ups and downs that would lead to a never-ending party known as the 1980s.

Check out everything that was from this decade, year by year. From sporting events to world events, the top TV shows, songs, movies and more.

As you’re going back in time, think about some of the things in our lives today that you don’t see appearing here because…. they didn’t exist yet. Things like the top-selling computers, tablets, laptops, microwaves, cable providers, wireless companies, music videos of the year, etc.

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1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

1) Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright) – Rod Stewart
2) Best Of My Love – The Emotions
3) Undercover Angel – Alan O’Day
4) Angel In Your Arms – Hot
5) Car Wash – Rose Royce
6) Torn Between Two Lovers – Mary MacGregor
7) Fly Like An Eagle – Steve Miller Band
8) Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
9) Year Of The Cat – Al Stewart
10) Dancing Queen – Abba
11) You Make Me Feel Like Dancing – Leo Sayer
12) Muskrat Love – Captain & Tennille
13) Couldn’t Get It Right – Climax Blues Band
14) Right Time Of The Night – Jennifer Warnes
15) Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
16) You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show) – Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr
17) Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston
18) Hotel California – The Eagles
19) Evergreen (Love Theme From “A Star Is Born”) – Barbra Streisand
20) I’m Your Boogie Man – KC & The Sunshine Band

Album of the Year: Rumours, Fleetwood Mac
Best New Artist: Debby Boone
Best Pop Duo or Group: “How Deep Is Your Love,” Bee Gees
Best Pop Female Vocal: “Love Theme From A Star Is Born” Barbra Streisand
Best Pop Male Vocal: “Handy Man,” James Taylor
Record of the Year: “Hotel California,” Eagles
Song of the Year: “Love Theme From A Star Is Born” & “You Light Up My Life,”

1. Star Wars $775,398,007
2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind $303,790,000
3. Smokey and the Bandit $126,737,428
4. The Rescuers $74,100,000
5. Saturday Night Fever $58,950,000
6. The Goodbye Girl $41,839,000
7. Annie Hall $38,251,425
8. The Deep $31,266,000
9. The Spy Who Loved Me $24,365,000
10. Julia $22,941,000

Winners in CAPS
Best Picture:
“ANNIE HALL”, “The Goodbye Girl”, “Julia”, “Star Wars”, “The Turning Point”
RICHARD DREYFUSS in “The Goodbye Girl”, Woody Allen in “Annie Hall”, Richard Burton in “Equus”, Marcello Mastroianni in “A Special Day”, John Travolta in “Saturday Night Fever”
DIANE KEATON in “Annie Hall”, Anne Bancroft in “The Turning Point”, Jane Fonda in “Julia”, Shirley MacLaine in “The Turning Point”, Marsha Mason in “The Goodbye Girl”
Supporting Actor:
JASON ROBARDS in “Julia”, Mikhail Baryshnikov in “The Turning Point”, Peter Firth in “Equus”, Alec Guinness in “Star Wars”, Maximilian Schell in “Julia”
Supporting Actress:
VANESSA REDGRAVE in “Julia”, Leslie Browne in “The Turning Point”, Quinn Cummings in “The Goodbye Girl”, Melinda Dillon in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, Tuesday Weld in “Looking for Mr. Goodbar”
WOODY ALLEN for “Annie Hall”, George Lucas for “Star Wars”, Herbert Ross for “The Turning Point”, Steven Spielberg for “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, Fred Zinnemann for “Julia”

Laverne and Shirley / Happy Days / Three’s Company / 60 Minutes / Charlie’s Angels
All in the Family / Little house on the Prairie / Alice / M*A*S*H / Fantasy Island
One Day at a Time / How the West Was Won / Eight Is Enough / Soap / The Love Boat
NBC Monday Night Movie / NFL Monday Night Football / Barney Miller
The Amazing Spider-Man

Best Drama – The Rockford Files
Best Actor – Edward Asner, Lou Grant
Best Actress – Sada Thompson, Family
Supporting Actor – Robert Vaughn, Washington: Behind Closed Doors
Supporting Actress – Nancy Marchand, Lou Grant

Best Comedy – All in the Family
Best Actor – Carroll O’Connor, All in the Family
Best Actress – Jean Stapleton, All in the Family
Supporting Actor – Rob Reiner, All in the Family
Supporting Actress – Julie Kavner, Rhoda
Best Variety – The Muppet Show

Kentucky Derby Winner: Seattle Slew – Trainer: William H. Turner Jr. – Jockey: Jean Cruguet

Superbowl XII: Dallas 27 – Denver 10
Pro MVP: Walter Payton Chicago RB & Bob Griese Miami QB

College Football: #1 Notre Dame
Heisman Trophy: Earl Campbell, Texas, RB
Rose Bowl: Washington 27, Michigan 20
Orange Bowl: Ohio St. 27, Colorado 10
Cotton Bowl: Notre Dame 38, Texas 10
Sugar Bowl: Alabama 35, Ohio St 6

NBA Championship: Portland Trailblazers Vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Winner: Portland in 6
Portland: Jack Ramsay
Phoenix Coach: Gene Shue
MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, C – Average Points Per Game: 26.2
NCAA National Champions: Marquette: 25W – 7L / Coach: Al McGuire

World Series
New York Yankees Vs. L.A. Dodgers
Winner: New York in 6
New York Coach: Billy Martin
L.A. Coach: Tommy La Sorda

National League
MVP: George Foster, Cincinatti (OF)
Rookie of the Year: Andre Dawson Montreal (OF)

American League
MVP: Rod Carew, Min (1B)
Rookie of the Year: Eddie Murphy, Bal (DH & 1B)


Gary Gillmore Faces Firing Squad, First US Execution In 10 Years

Carter Grants Unconditional Amnesty To Vietnam Draft Dodgers

Indira Gandhi Is Defeated And Resigns

570 Die As Two 740′s Collide Over Canary Islands

Carter Says B-1 Bomber Is Unnecessary

“Son Of Sam” Killer Is Arrested In NYC

Unemployment drops to 7%

Inflation hits 11%

Charlie Chaplin, Bing Crosby, Guy Lombardo, Groucho Marks and Elvis Presley pass

Department of Energy is created

US and Panama sign Canal Zone Treaty

The “Love Boat” with Gavin MacLeod premieres

The first fusion reactions by laser are achieved

Number of imported cars breaks record, 1.5 million

Radio Shack CB radio is $59.00-$159.99

Specials “Roots” and “Holocaust” attract large audiences

The neutron bomb is developed

Chicago Bear Walter Paton sets a single-game rushing record of 275 yards against The Minnesota Vikings

A. J. Foyt wins Indy 500 for a record 4th time

Fads; bottled water, roller disco, mopeds, health foods, Farah Fawcett posters

Spanking children by teachers is ruled constitutional by Supreme Court

New York Times prints story of CIA’s program to develop mind control techniques

High coffee prices cause a consumer boycott

Top model Cheryl Tiegs earns a $1,000 a day

Billy Beer is endorsed by President’s brother Bill Carter

Jimmy Carter begins his “Fireside” chats in a cardigan sweater

President: James Earl Carter, Jr.
Vice President: Walter F. Mondale

Population: 220,239,425
Life expectancy: 73.3 years

High: 999
Low: 800

Federal spending: $409.22 billion
Federal debt: $706.4 billion
Inflation: 11%
Consumer Price Index: 60.6
Unemployment: 7.7%

Cost of a new home: $54,200.00
Cost of a new car: $6,000.00
Median Household Income: $13,572.00
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.13
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.62
Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.82
Cost of a gallon of Milk: $1.68