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Janet Guthrie became the first woman to: drive in the Indianapolis 500
73.3%
be elected Senator from Oklahoma
6.7%
host a regular talk show on network television
4%
broadcast a major league baseball game
2.7%
It was the highest grossing film of 1977: Star Wars
65.3%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
12%
Grease
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%
Ferdinand Marcos
9.3%
Kim Il-Sung
8%
Che Guevara
5.3%
On October 20 a charter plane crashed killing three members of the rock group: Lynyrd Skynyrd
61.3%
Sha Na Na
9.3%
Bill Haley and the Comets
5.3%
Allman Brothers
10.7%
In 1977, he was elected to his first term as Mayor of New York City Ed Koch
60%
Rudy Giuliani
12%
John Lindsay
5.3%
Abraham Beame
10.7%
During a White House ceremony on July 11, The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to: Martin Luther King Jr.
57.3%
John F. Kennedy
8%
Douglas MacArthur
13.3%
George Herman 'Babe' Ruth
10.7%
On May 26, George Willig accomplished this feat: climbs the South Tower of the World Trade Center
57.3%
piloted a single engine craft through the Panama Canal
9.3%
was the last astronaut (to date) to walk the surface of the moon
12%
made 127 successful passes at the craps table at Harrah's
8%
On September 7, this convicted Watergate conspirator was released from prison after more than four years. G. Gordon Liddy
57.3%
H.R. Haldemann
8%
E. Howard Hunt
8%
John Ehrlichman
13.3%
This chain restaurant opened its first location on May 17, 1977 in San Jose, CA Chuck E. Cheese
56%
Pizza Hut
29.3%
Round Table
1.3%
Straw Hat
1.3%
Rose Bird became the first woman to: sit on the California State Supreme Court
54.7%
win a major NASCAR event
6.7%
referee an NCAA game
17.3%
guest host the Tonight Show
9.3%
In May 1977, a series of interviews of Richard Nixon was televised. The interviewer was: David Frost
54.7%
Walter Cronkite
14.7%
Mike Wallace
9.3%
Dan Rather
5.3%
The 1977 Academy Award for Best Motion Picture went to: Rocky
52%
Patton
5.3%
Network
12%
All the President's Men
18.7%
Anita Bryant, well-known singer and former Miss Oklahoma became even more well-known in 1977 for: her stance against gay rights
52%
her affair with evangelist Jim Bakker
18.7%
her anti-Israel campaign
5.3%
renouncing her citizenship in protest of the Vietnam War
8%
Jaqueline Means became the first: woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest
52%
to solve Rubik's cube in under two minutes
6.7%
to sail alone around the world alone in under 100 days
14.7%
woman to break the four-minute mile
14.7%
Pope Paul VI proclaimed this 19th-century Philadelphia bishop the first male US saint: St. John Neumann
50.7%
St. Isaac Jogues
12%
St. Damien de Veuster
10.7%
St. Anthony Daniel
16%
The cost of a first class stamp in 1977 was: 13 cents
50.7%
9 cents
22.7%
19 cents
10.7%
21 cents
6.7%
This famous comedian passed away on August 19, 1977: Groucho Marx
50.7%
Jack Benny
18.7%
Lenny Bruce
10.7%
Phil Silvers
9.3%
Who were Corky and Orky? Two killer whales who parented the first killer whale calf born in captivity
46.7%
Siamese twins joined at the hip who were separated by Dr. James Goodrich
12%
The aliases adopted by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army
2.7%
CIA Code for President Carter's siblings, Billy and Gloria
22.7%
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
41.3%
hanging
8%
lethal injection
32%
poison gas
4%
In June 1977 this convicted assassin escaped from prison but was re-captured three days later James Earl Ray
41.3%
Jack Ruby
4%
Sirhan Sirhan
28%
Mark David Chapman
10.7%
The average cost in 1977 for a gallon of gasoline was: 65 cents
37.3%
$1.76
10.7%
99 cents
22.7%
$1.29
20%
Ernest 'Dutch' Morial was elected as the first African-American mayor of: New Orleans
36%
Buffalo
8%
Pittsburgh
6.7%
Philadelphia
34.7%
The 1977 Heisman Trophy was awarded to: Earl Campbell
33.3%
Chuck Muncie
5.3%
Archie Griffin
20%
Herschel Walker
26.7%
The 1977 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series went to: Bea Arthur (Maude)
30.7%
Valerie Harper (Rhoda)
13.3%
Jean Stapleton (All in the Family)
37.3%
Susan Saint James (McMillan & Wife)
5.3%
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago, the world's first personal computer was demonstrated by: Commodore
26.7%
Apple
25.3%
IBM
25.3%
Microsoft
9.3%
The 1977 Grammy for Record of the Year went to: 'This Masquerade' (George Benson)
20%
'Love Will Keep Us Together' (Captain & Tennille)
32%
'Still Crazy After All These Years' (Paul Simon)
18.7%
'Live and Let Die' (Paul McCartney & Wings)
18.7%
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.'
17.3%
'Abortion is a sin.'
9.3%
'Taxpayers should not be made to finance what they consider immoral'
48%
'Given the current economic climate, we must all make do with less'
9.3%
On his last full day in office, President Ford pardoned: Tokyo Rose
13.3%
Richard Nixon
58.7%
Jimmy Hoffa
9.3%
Robert Stroud
5.3%
Elvis Presley performed his last-ever concert on June 26 in: Indianapolis
13.3%
Las Vegas
52%
Nashville
9.3%
Atlantic City
12%
In Wooley v. Maynard, the Supreme Court ruled: car owners could refuse to display state mottoes on license plates
10.7%
laws forbidding homosexual sex were unconstitutional
24%
Puerto Ricans did not have the right to vote in US Presidential elections
9.3%
the death penalty was constitutional, subject to certain conditions
42.7%

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