What was “in” – 1977
• Cost of a gallon of Gas – 65 cents
• Average Cost of new house – $49,300.00
• Average Income per year – $15,000.00
• Average Monthly Rent – $240.00
• The Trans Alaskan Oil Pipeline opens
• The New York City Blackout lasts for 25 hours and results in looting and disorder.
• World Trade Center in New York is completed
The British-based Clash starts to create an awareness in America of their politicized punk rock sound.
• Steve Hackett quits Genesis, leaving the group to carry on as a trio.
• The movie Saturday Night Fever has the entire country dancing to the disco beat.
• Paul Davis scores the one of the most popular hits of the rock era: “I Go Crazy” stays on the national charts for 40 weeks.
•CB radios in cars and trucks are so popular that they begin interfering with radio and TV signals.
•The 1977 Trans Am is one of the most popular cars, thanks to the success of the movie, “Smokey and the Bandit”.
• Roots, an ABC miniseries about the family tree of author Alex Haley, attracts 80 million viewers, surpassing Gone With The Wind as the highest-rated program ever broadcast.
• An oil well shoots out of control in the North Sea, creating a slick 45 miles long and 30 miles wide.
•The U.S. State Department urges emergency admission of 10,000 Vietnamese “boat people” as refugees.
• Edward Koch becomes the 105th mayor of New York City.
Most Popular Books
1. “The Silmarillion” by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. “The Thorn Birds” by Colleen McCullough
3. “Illusions” by Richard Bach
4. “The Honourable Schoolboy” by John Le Carre
5. “Oliver’s Story” by Erich Segal
1. “Roots” by Alex Haley
2. “Looking Out for #1” by Robert Ringer
3. “All Things Wise and Wonderful” by James Herriot
4. “Your Erroneous Zones” by Dr. Wayne Dyer
5. “The Book of Lists” by David Wallechinsky