Fleetwood Mac released their best-selling, Grammy award-winning album Rumours.
April 20, 1977
Diane Keaton starred in Woody Allen's love story Annie Hall, one of Allen's most popular films.
May 25, 1977
Audiences were swept away with George Lucas' special effects and futuristic storyline of good and evil in Star Wars. The film grossed $460 million in the US and $337 million overseas, surpassing Jaws as the highest-grossing film of all time. Star Wars received 10 Oscar nominations, including best picture, best director, and best supporting actor.
June 25, 1977
Park Ranger Roy Sullivan was hit for the seventh time by lightning in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
August 16, 1977
The king of rock-and-roll, Elvis Presley, died from heart failure; his mansion Graceland would become a top tourist attraction.
September 7, 1977
President Jimmy Carter signed a treaty agreeing to hand over the Panama Canal to Panama in the year 2000, an exchange of power that would go successfully.
November 8, 1977
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco elected Harvey Milk to the city's Board of Supervisors. He was one of the first openly gay elected officials in the country.
December 14, 1977
John Travolta danced to fame as the king of disco in Saturday Night Fever.