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Janet Guthrie became the first woman to: drive in the Indianapolis 500
74%
be elected Senator from Oklahoma
6.5%
host a regular talk show on network television
3.9%
broadcast a major league baseball game
2.6%
It was the highest grossing film of 1977: Star Wars
66.2%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
11.7%
Grease
7.8%
Urban Cowboy
1.3%
On November 15, President Carter welcomed this foreign leader to the White House, a move he may have later come to regret. The Shah of Iran
64.9%
Ferdinand Marcos
9.1%
Kim Il-Sung
7.8%
Che Guevara
5.2%
On October 20 a charter plane crashed killing three members of the rock group: Lynyrd Skynyrd
62.3%
Sha Na Na
9.1%
Bill Haley and the Comets
5.2%
Allman Brothers
10.4%
In 1977, he was elected to his first term as Mayor of New York City Ed Koch
61%
Rudy Giuliani
11.7%
John Lindsay
5.2%
Abraham Beame
10.4%
On May 26, George Willig accomplished this feat: climbs the South Tower of the World Trade Center
58.4%
piloted a single engine craft through the Panama Canal
9.1%
was the last astronaut (to date) to walk the surface of the moon
11.7%
made 127 successful passes at the craps table at Harrah's
7.8%
On September 7, this convicted Watergate conspirator was released from prison after more than four years. G. Gordon Liddy
58.4%
H.R. Haldemann
7.8%
E. Howard Hunt
7.8%
John Ehrlichman
13%
This chain restaurant opened its first location on May 17, 1977 in San Jose, CA Chuck E. Cheese
57.1%
Pizza Hut
28.6%
Round Table
1.3%
Straw Hat
1.3%
During a White House ceremony on July 11, The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to: Martin Luther King Jr.
57.1%
John F. Kennedy
7.8%
Douglas MacArthur
13%
George Herman 'Babe' Ruth
11.7%
In May 1977, a series of interviews of Richard Nixon was televised. The interviewer was: David Frost
55.8%
Walter Cronkite
14.3%
Mike Wallace
9.1%
Dan Rather
5.2%
Rose Bird became the first woman to: sit on the California State Supreme Court
54.5%
win a major NASCAR event
6.5%
referee an NCAA game
18.2%
guest host the Tonight Show
9.1%
The 1977 Academy Award for Best Motion Picture went to: Rocky
53.2%
Patton
5.2%
Network
11.7%
All the President's Men
18.2%
Anita Bryant, well-known singer and former Miss Oklahoma became even more well-known in 1977 for: her stance against gay rights
53.2%
her affair with evangelist Jim Bakker
18.2%
her anti-Israel campaign
5.2%
renouncing her citizenship in protest of the Vietnam War
7.8%
Jaqueline Means became the first: woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest
53.2%
to solve Rubik's cube in under two minutes
6.5%
to sail alone around the world alone in under 100 days
14.3%
woman to break the four-minute mile
14.3%
This famous comedian passed away on August 19, 1977: Groucho Marx
51.9%
Jack Benny
18.2%
Lenny Bruce
10.4%
Phil Silvers
9.1%
The cost of a first class stamp in 1977 was: 13 cents
50.6%
9 cents
22.1%
19 cents
10.4%
21 cents
7.8%
Pope Paul VI proclaimed this 19th-century Philadelphia bishop the first male US saint: St. John Neumann
49.4%
St. Isaac Jogues
11.7%
St. Damien de Veuster
13%
St. Anthony Daniel
15.6%
Who were Corky and Orky? Two killer whales who parented the first killer whale calf born in captivity
45.5%
Siamese twins joined at the hip who were separated by Dr. James Goodrich
13%
The aliases adopted by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army
3.9%
CIA Code for President Carter's siblings, Billy and Gloria
22.1%
On January 17, In the first execution after the reintroduction of the death penalty in the U.S., Gary Gilmore is executed by: firing squad
42.9%
hanging
7.8%
lethal injection
31.2%
poison gas
3.9%
In June 1977 this convicted assassin escaped from prison but was re-captured three days later James Earl Ray
41.6%
Jack Ruby
3.9%
Sirhan Sirhan
28.6%
Mark David Chapman
10.4%
The average cost in 1977 for a gallon of gasoline was: 65 cents
37.7%
$1.76
10.4%
99 cents
22.1%
$1.29
20.8%
Ernest 'Dutch' Morial was elected as the first African-American mayor of: New Orleans
35.1%
Buffalo
9.1%
Pittsburgh
6.5%
Philadelphia
35.1%
The 1977 Heisman Trophy was awarded to: Earl Campbell
35.1%
Chuck Muncie
5.2%
Archie Griffin
19.5%
Herschel Walker
26%
The 1977 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series went to: Bea Arthur (Maude)
29.9%
Valerie Harper (Rhoda)
14.3%
Jean Stapleton (All in the Family)
37.7%
Susan Saint James (McMillan & Wife)
5.2%
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago, the world's first personal computer was demonstrated by: Commodore
27.3%
Apple
24.7%
IBM
26%
Microsoft
9.1%
The 1977 Grammy for Record of the Year went to: 'This Masquerade' (George Benson)
19.5%
'Love Will Keep Us Together' (Captain & Tennille)
32.5%
'Still Crazy After All These Years' (Paul Simon)
19.5%
'Live and Let Die' (Paul McCartney & Wings)
18.2%
On July 12, President Carter defended Supreme Court decisions limiting government payments for poor women's abortions, saying: 'There are many things in life that are not fair.'
18.2%
'Abortion is a sin.'
9.1%
'Taxpayers should not be made to finance what they consider immoral'
48.1%
'Given the current economic climate, we must all make do with less'
9.1%
Elvis Presley performed his last-ever concert on June 26 in: Indianapolis
14.3%
Las Vegas
50.6%
Nashville
10.4%
Atlantic City
11.7%
On his last full day in office, President Ford pardoned: Tokyo Rose
13%
Richard Nixon
58.4%
Jimmy Hoffa
10.4%
Robert Stroud
5.2%
In Wooley v. Maynard, the Supreme Court ruled: car owners could refuse to display state mottoes on license plates
11.7%
laws forbidding homosexual sex were unconstitutional
23.4%
Puerto Ricans did not have the right to vote in US Presidential elections
9.1%
the death penalty was constitutional, subject to certain conditions
42.9%

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