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Janet Guthrie became the first woman to: drive in the Indianapolis 500
74.4%
be elected Senator from Oklahoma
6.4%
host a regular talk show on network television
3.8%
broadcast a major league baseball game
2.6%
It was the highest grossing film of 1977: Star Wars
66.7%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
11.5%
Grease
7.7%
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
64.1%
Ferdinand Marcos
10.3%
Kim Il-Sung
7.7%
Che Guevara
5.1%
On October 20 a charter plane crashed killing three members of the rock group: Lynyrd Skynyrd
62.8%
Sha Na Na
9%
Bill Haley and the Comets
5.1%
Allman Brothers
10.3%
In 1977, he was elected to his first term as Mayor of New York City Ed Koch
60.3%
Rudy Giuliani
11.5%
John Lindsay
6.4%
Abraham Beame
10.3%
On May 26, George Willig accomplished this feat: climbs the South Tower of the World Trade Center
59%
piloted a single engine craft through the Panama Canal
9%
was the last astronaut (to date) to walk the surface of the moon
11.5%
made 127 successful passes at the craps table at Harrah's
7.7%
This chain restaurant opened its first location on May 17, 1977 in San Jose, CA Chuck E. Cheese
57.7%
Pizza Hut
28.2%
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.
57.7%
John F. Kennedy
7.7%
Douglas MacArthur
12.8%
George Herman 'Babe' Ruth
11.5%
On September 7, this convicted Watergate conspirator was released from prison after more than four years. G. Gordon Liddy
57.7%
H.R. Haldemann
9%
E. Howard Hunt
7.7%
John Ehrlichman
12.8%
In May 1977, a series of interviews of Richard Nixon was televised. The interviewer was: David Frost
56.4%
Walter Cronkite
14.1%
Mike Wallace
9%
Dan Rather
5.1%
Rose Bird became the first woman to: sit on the California State Supreme Court
53.8%
win a major NASCAR event
6.4%
referee an NCAA game
19.2%
guest host the Tonight Show
9%
Anita Bryant, well-known singer and former Miss Oklahoma became even more well-known in 1977 for: her stance against gay rights
53.8%
her affair with evangelist Jim Bakker
17.9%
her anti-Israel campaign
5.1%
renouncing her citizenship in protest of the Vietnam War
7.7%
Jaqueline Means became the first: woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest
53.8%
to solve Rubik's cube in under two minutes
6.4%
to sail alone around the world alone in under 100 days
14.1%
woman to break the four-minute mile
14.1%
The 1977 Academy Award for Best Motion Picture went to: Rocky
52.6%
Patton
5.1%
Network
12.8%
All the President's Men
17.9%
This famous comedian passed away on August 19, 1977: Groucho Marx
52.6%
Jack Benny
17.9%
Lenny Bruce
10.3%
Phil Silvers
9%
The cost of a first class stamp in 1977 was: 13 cents
51.3%
9 cents
21.8%
19 cents
10.3%
21 cents
7.7%
Pope Paul VI proclaimed this 19th-century Philadelphia bishop the first male US saint: St. John Neumann
50%
St. Isaac Jogues
11.5%
St. Damien de Veuster
12.8%
St. Anthony Daniel
15.4%
Who were Corky and Orky? Two killer whales who parented the first killer whale calf born in captivity
46.2%
Siamese twins joined at the hip who were separated by Dr. James Goodrich
12.8%
The aliases adopted by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army
3.8%
CIA Code for President Carter's siblings, Billy and Gloria
21.8%
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
43.6%
hanging
7.7%
lethal injection
30.8%
poison gas
3.8%
In June 1977 this convicted assassin escaped from prison but was re-captured three days later James Earl Ray
42.3%
Jack Ruby
3.8%
Sirhan Sirhan
28.2%
Mark David Chapman
10.3%
The average cost in 1977 for a gallon of gasoline was: 65 cents
38.5%
$1.76
10.3%
99 cents
21.8%
$1.29
20.5%
Ernest 'Dutch' Morial was elected as the first African-American mayor of: New Orleans
35.9%
Buffalo
9%
Pittsburgh
6.4%
Philadelphia
34.6%
The 1977 Heisman Trophy was awarded to: Earl Campbell
35.9%
Chuck Muncie
5.1%
Archie Griffin
19.2%
Herschel Walker
25.6%
The 1977 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series went to: Bea Arthur (Maude)
30.8%
Valerie Harper (Rhoda)
14.1%
Jean Stapleton (All in the Family)
37.2%
Susan Saint James (McMillan & Wife)
5.1%
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago, the world's first personal computer was demonstrated by: Commodore
28.2%
Apple
24.4%
IBM
25.6%
Microsoft
9%
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.'
19.2%
'Abortion is a sin.'
9%
'Taxpayers should not be made to finance what they consider immoral'
47.4%
'Given the current economic climate, we must all make do with less'
9%
The 1977 Grammy for Record of the Year went to: 'This Masquerade' (George Benson)
19.2%
'Love Will Keep Us Together' (Captain & Tennille)
32.1%
'Still Crazy After All These Years' (Paul Simon)
19.2%
'Live and Let Die' (Paul McCartney & Wings)
19.2%
Elvis Presley performed his last-ever concert on June 26 in: Indianapolis
14.1%
Las Vegas
51.3%
Nashville
10.3%
Atlantic City
11.5%
On his last full day in office, President Ford pardoned: Tokyo Rose
12.8%
Richard Nixon
59%
Jimmy Hoffa
10.3%
Robert Stroud
5.1%
In Wooley v. Maynard, the Supreme Court ruled: car owners could refuse to display state mottoes on license plates
11.5%
laws forbidding homosexual sex were unconstitutional
23.1%
Puerto Ricans did not have the right to vote in US Presidential elections
9%
the death penalty was constitutional, subject to certain conditions
43.6%

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