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.

1977 Newspapers
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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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