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1977 Trivia

<< - 1976
World Series Champions:
New York Yankees
Superbowl XI Champions:
Oakland Raiders
NBA Champions:
Portland Trail Blazers
Stanley Cup Champs:
Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf:
Hubert Green
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Guilermo Vilas/Christine Marie Evert
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Bjorn Borg/Virginia Wade
NCAA Football Champions:
Notre Dame
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Marquette
Kentucky Derby:
Seattle Stew
The Hotties, Sex Symbols, and Fashion Icons:
Barbara Bach, Adrienne Barbeau, Valerie Bertinelli, Jacqueline Bisset, Lynda Carter, Charo, Farrah Fawcett, Carrie Fisher, Kate Jackson, Lena Kansbod, Cheryl Ladd, Dolly Parton, Bernadette Peters, Diana Ross, Jane Seymour, Jacquelyn Smith, Suzanne Somers, Donna Summer, Lindsay Wagner, Mary Woronov
"The Quotes"

"May the Force be with you"
- Harrison Ford, in 'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope'

"We are two wild and crazy guys"
-Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd on Saturday Night Live

"I love New York"
- NY State Dept. of Economic Development ad

"Well, Excuuuuse Me"
- Steve Martin

"La-dee-da, la-dee-da."
- Diane Keaton, in 'Annie Hall'

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Anwar Sadat
Miss America:
Dorothy Benham (Edina, MN)
Miss USA:
Kimberly Tomes (Texas)
The Scandals:

The Big Ear radio telescope heard what many may consider a radio transmission from outer space from an intelligent extra-terrestrial source.

Han Solo shot (Greedo) first in Star Wars. Deal with it.
The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack did not get an Academy Award nomination.

The 'Son of Sam' serial killer, David Berkowitz, was captured. Sam was his neighbor's dog, who told him to do the killing.

Airplane Celebrity Death: Ronnie Van Zant, , Steve Gaines

Celebrity Suicide Death: Freddie Prinze (gunshot)

Nerd News:

Slim-Fast began selling in 1977 and, after initial hesitation by the FDA, was approved and came on strong in 1979 as a weight-loss product.

Maureen Weston, while in a rocking chair marathon, didn't sleep for 18 days and 17 hours. Don't try this at home, or even with friends.

The Chia Pet® is the registered trademark belonging to Joseph Enterprises, Inc., the manufacturers and originators of the Chia Pet. The name was first used on September 8, but the idea of growing plants aroung clay and other materials has been around forever.

The e.p.t. pregnancy test was available over the counter. Previously, there was an ancient Egyptian test that was right about 2 out of 3 times, involving peeing on barley and wheat, that could even tell the sex of the children.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1977: $125,000

The Habits:
Star Wars, Disco dancing, watching Roots on ABC
1st appearances & 1977's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Atari 2600 Console, Star Wars Toys, Chai Pets, Slime, Skateboards
The Bomb (Television):
Larry Linville quit CBS's TV Show M*A*S*H
1977 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Laverne & Shirley (ABC)
2. Happy Days (ABC)
3. Three's Company (ABC)
4. 60 Minutes (CBS)
5. Charlie's Angels (ABC)
6. All in the Family (CBS)
7. Little House on the Prairie (NBC)
8. Alice (CBS)
9. M*A*S*H (CBS)
10. One Day at a Time (CBS)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1977 include:
Abba, Alan O'Day, Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, Barry White, The Bee Gees, Bob Marley, Brick, The Brothers Johnson, The Commodores, Daryl Hall & John Oates, David Soul, Debby Boone, Donna Summer, The Dramatics, The Eagles, Earth, Wind & Fire, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), The Emotions, Fleetwood Mac, Heatwave, Johnnie Taylor, KC & the Sunshine Band, Kiss, Leo Sayer, Linda Ronstadt, Lou Rawls, LTD (Love, Togetherness and Devotion), Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr, Natalie Cole, Rose Royce, Rufus featuring Chaka Kahn, Shaun Cassidy, Steve Miller Band, Stevie Wonder, Tavares, Thelma Houston, The Trammps, War

The Number One Hits Of 1977:
November 13, 1976 - January 7, 1977: Rod Stewart - Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)

January 8, 1977 - January 14, 1977: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. - You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)

January 15, 1977 - January 21, 1977: Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

January 22, 1977 - January 28, 1977: Stevie Wonder - I Wish

January 29, 1977 - February 4, 1977: Rose Royce - Car Wash

February 5, 1977 - February 18, 1977: Mary MacGregor - Torn Between Two Lovers

February 19, 1977 - February 25, 1977: Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded by the Light

February 26, 1977 - March 4, 1977: Eagles - New Kid in Town

March 5, 1977 - March 25, 1977: Barbra Streisand - Love Theme From 'A Star Is Born' (Evergreen)

March 26, 1977 - April 8, 1977: Daryl Hall and John Oates - Rich Girl

April 9, 1977 - April 15, 1977: ABBA - Dancing Queen

April 16, 1977 - April 22, 1977: David Soul - Don't Give Up on Us

April 23, 1977 - April 29, 1977: Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way

April 30, 1977 - May 6, 1977: Glen Campbell - Southern Nights

May 7, 1977 - May 13, 1977: Eagles - Hotel California

May 14, 1977 - May 20, 1977: Leo Sayer - When I Need You

May 21, 1977 - June 10, 1977: Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke

June 11, 1977 - June 17, 1977: KC and the Sunshine Band - I'm Your Boogie Man

June 18, 1977 - June 24, 1977: Fleetwood Mac - Dreams

June 25, 1977 - July 1, 1977: Marvin Gaye - Got to Give It Up (Part 1)

July 2, 1977 - July 8, 1977: Bill Conti - Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)

July 9, 1977 - July 15, 1977: Alan O'Day - Undercover Angel

July 16, 1977 - July 22, 1977: Shaun Cassidy - Da Doo Ron Ron

July 23, 1977 - July 29, 1977: Barry Manilow - Looks Like We Made It

July 30, 1977 - August 19, 1977: Andy Gibb - I Just Want to Be Your Everything

August 20, 1977 - September 30, 1977: The Emotions - Best of My Love

October 1, 1977 - October 14, 1977: Meco - Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band

October 15, 1977 - December 23, 1977: Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life