1977 Newspapers

Wondering what happened in 1977 that captured the attention of the public? An original newspaper is a wonderful way to gain a deeper understanding into what it was like to be present during this time. Whether you or someone close to you is passionate about history, or has a connection to any particular year in history, a historic newspaper is a thoughtful keepsake gift that will last for years to come.

Our newspapers from the 1970s tell the stories of a nation striving for change, with anti-establishment practices becoming common among the youth, and second-wave feminism dominating the fight for women’s equality. Learn about society in 1977 with an insight from those who were present at the time.

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1977 Newspapers

1977 Newspaper Headlines

Historic Newspapers’ collection of 1977 newspaper articles cover memorable events such as the disastrous collision of two Boeing 747 aeroplanes which killed over 500 people, Spain’s first democratic election after a 41 year dictatorship under Franco, and the Queen of England’s celebration of her 25 year reign. 1977 mourned the deaths of rock and roll pioneer Elvis Presley, as well as acting legend Charlie Chaplin.

Other notable 1977 headlines include punk rock band The Sex Pistols sacking by music label EMI, and the retirement of Brazilian football legend Pele. A 1977 newspaper is a delightful way to commemorate this particular year in history, and is a thoughtful gift idea to show you truly care.

January 3, 1977 
Apple Computer is incorporated.

January 19, 1977 
Snow falls in Miami, Florida (despite its ordinarily tropical climate) for the only time in its history. Snowfall has occurred farther south in the United States only on the high mountains of the state of Hawaii.

20th January 1977
Jimmy Carter succeeds Gerald Ford as the 39th President.

27th January 1977
Record company EMI sacks the controversial punk rock group the Sex Pistols.

February 4, 1977 
Fleetwood Mac’s Grammy-winning album Rumours is released.

March 27, 1977
A collision between two Boeing 747 airliners at Los Rodeos Airport in Tenerife kills 583 people. It remains the worst single aviation accident on record.

25th May 1977
“Star Wars” opens in cinemas and subsequently becomes the then-highest grossing film of all time.

June 26, 1977 
Elvis Presley performs his last-ever concert, in Indianapolis, Indiana’s Market Square Arena.

August 16, 1977
Elvis Presley, American singer and actor (b. 1935) dies from a heart attack. Many believe his previous prescription-drug abuse is linked to his death, but official medical reports deny this claim. 75,000 fans lined the streets of Memphis for his funeral, which occurred on August 18.

September 21, 1977 
A nuclear non-proliferation pact is signed by 15 countries, including the United States and the Soviet Union.

October 1, 1977
Brazilian football legend Pelé plays his final ever professional game, with the New York Cosmos.

October 14, 1977
David Bowie releases his album “Heroes”.

October 26, 1977
The last natural smallpox case is discovered in Merca district, Somalia. The World Health Organisation considers this date to be the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination and modern science.

November 22. 1977
British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.

December 25, 1977
Charlie Chaplin, English-born comedian (b. 1889) dies in his sleep.

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Rated 4.2 out of 5

based on 42 reviews

Charlotte Sciarrino January 25 2022

Horrible experience. Never received the product and my husbands 50th birthday came and went. Can’t get a hold of anyone. At this point I need a refund

  • Historic Newspapers Team January 27 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    As we deal with over 3 million original newspapers in our Archive, dating back to the early 1900’s to present date, it is only when your newspaper is picked by a member of our Archive Team will we know the condition of that newspaper. We do try our best to repair the newspaper, however unfortunately on occasions this is just not possible and the paper becomes unfit for purpose and becomes unsellable.

    An email was sent to you advising of this information and unfortunately as we no longer had any available newspapers for your requested date, our only option was to cancel your order and process a full refund, which has been issued to you.

    Please do accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

    Kindest Regards
    The Historic Newspapers Team

Maria C. January 24 2022

Although the newspaper was a little expensive, it is exactly what I needed and in great condition. I am very happy with the product I received!

Suzanne Stillings January 24 2022

Excellent quality and prompt delivery.nVery happy with this product.

Erin Wood January 17 2022

Awesome gift idea!

Karen Pascale January 16 2022

WRONG EDITION RECEIVED! I ordered a particular day's newspaper, and they sent me a "FINAL - SPORTS EXTRA" edition instead of the main edition. I had no idea they had more than one edition of that day's newspaper. I sent them a picture of the edition I wanted. Still no luck. And they won't refund my money unless I pay for shipping both ways.

  • Historic Newspapers Team January 25 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    As a personalized gift company, the personalization for an original newspaper is the requested date not the headline. As there are multiple editions of newspapers printed throughout the day, unfortunately we do not confirm which edition we have received, as this could vary from each day. As you have requested the New York Post for a certain day, this is what you have received.

    We do not hold the information on file that is printed within the newspapers, therefore if a customer is looking for a specific article/headline, then our research facility can be used and our Researcher will go into the Archive Center, look and confirm what you are looking for before an order is placed.

    As your order has been processed as requested, if you no longer wish to keep the newspaper received, it would need to be returned at the customer’s cost. Historic Newspapers will only cover the return costs only if there is a fault on our behalf.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenienced caused.

    Kindest Regards
    The Historic Newspapers Team

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Robert January 10 2022

The quality of the paper I got was everything I could have asked for.

Lauren January 8 2022

In great condition- very cool gift!

Richard January 8 2022

Giddy with delight!

Lynn December 23 2021

Great condition, perfect gift for my 83 year old father. Shipping quickly, nice packaging.