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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Andrea S June 28 2022

Educational!

Karan Jain June 21 2022

Great buy

Angela Eichner June 14 2022

Fast delivery and great service!

Carla Degnan June 13 2022

I am very unsatisfied with the order I placed through your company. The order did not arrive until after I paid the for the expedited service and the order was not in good shape. When the box was opened the newspaper was not centered in the frame and the frame immediately fell apart and could not be put back together well at all - it consistently fell apart. The presentation that you advertised was not at all what arrived at my home and this was a special gift for a 60th birthday. If the shipping could not be delivered within the 2 day expeditied time that I requested I should have received a notification by email that you could not meet the expedited shipping date so it would get here in the 2 days. I placed the order on 5/25/22 and received an email on 5/27/22 stating that it was on its way but it did not arrive until 5/31/22 - this is 6 days after the order was placed and I would have not requested the expedited shipping if I knew it would arrive after 5/29/22.nnI am not at all pleased and would like to have the order totally refunded including the shipping costs. I will gladly send you back the newspaper and the frame if that is what you need in order to expedite this. I have tried several times to contact you by phone but have not gotten through. The item has been shipped back to you.n

  • Historic Newspapers Team June 14 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    Looking at your order, and email confirmation, we had confirmed that your order was due for delivery between May 27-May 30 but unfortunately was 1 business day later than expected, which we do apologize for.

    In regards to the product itself, we have passed your review onto our Customer Service Team and a Representative will be in contact shortly to obtain photos of the product and hopefully can resolve this issue for you.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenienced caused.

    Kindest Regards
    The Historic Newspapers Team

Tara Zingali June 6 2022

I believe it is authentic.

Shawna Briggs June 1 2022

It was the perfect birthday gift for my husband. He was thoroughly surprised and pleased to read his paper.

Ron McAmis May 24 2022

Got this for my father for his 77th birthday, and he said it’s the BEST gift that he’s EVER received!

KRISTINE MARKLE May 17 2022

Amazing to have a certified original newspaper from the date you want!!!!

Laura McFadden May 3 2022

I purchased this for my fathers 80th birthday and it was an authentic Wall Street journal from the day in 1942. The paper was in good condition and he loved it. It arrived timely and I would highly recommend their product.

Melissa R May 2 2022

Its authentic and amazing to look back on news and events that happened back them. Plus newspapers are so rare makes me want to go out and some some to pass on to my children.