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Janet Guthrie became the first woman to: drive in the Indianapolis 500
73.9%
be elected Senator from Oklahoma
8%
host a regular talk show on network television
3.4%
broadcast a major league baseball game
2.3%
It was the highest grossing film of 1977: Star Wars
68.2%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
10.2%
Grease
6.8%
Urban Cowboy
1.1%
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
64.8%
Ferdinand Marcos
9.1%
Kim Il-Sung
6.8%
Che Guevara
4.5%
On October 20 a charter plane crashed killing three members of the rock group: Lynyrd Skynyrd
63.6%
Sha Na Na
8%
Bill Haley and the Comets
4.5%
Allman Brothers
9.1%
During a White House ceremony on July 11, The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to: Martin Luther King Jr.
61.4%
John F. Kennedy
6.8%
Douglas MacArthur
12.5%
George Herman 'Babe' Ruth
10.2%
On May 26, George Willig accomplished this feat: climbs the South Tower of the World Trade Center
60.2%
piloted a single engine craft through the Panama Canal
8%
was the last astronaut (to date) to walk the surface of the moon
11.4%
made 127 successful passes at the craps table at Harrah's
6.8%
In 1977, he was elected to his first term as Mayor of New York City Ed Koch
60.2%
Rudy Giuliani
11.4%
John Lindsay
5.7%
Abraham Beame
9.1%
On September 7, this convicted Watergate conspirator was released from prison after more than four years. G. Gordon Liddy
58%
H.R. Haldemann
8%
E. Howard Hunt
8%
John Ehrlichman
12.5%
Anita Bryant, well-known singer and former Miss Oklahoma became even more well-known in 1977 for: her stance against gay rights
58%
her affair with evangelist Jim Bakker
15.9%
her anti-Israel campaign
4.5%
renouncing her citizenship in protest of the Vietnam War
6.8%
This chain restaurant opened its first location on May 17, 1977 in San Jose, CA Chuck E. Cheese
56.8%
Pizza Hut
28.4%
Round Table
1.1%
Straw Hat
1.1%
In May 1977, a series of interviews of Richard Nixon was televised. The interviewer was: David Frost
56.8%
Walter Cronkite
12.5%
Mike Wallace
9.1%
Dan Rather
4.5%
Rose Bird became the first woman to: sit on the California State Supreme Court
55.7%
win a major NASCAR event
5.7%
referee an NCAA game
18.2%
guest host the Tonight Show
8%
The 1977 Academy Award for Best Motion Picture went to: Rocky
55.7%
Patton
5.7%
Network
11.4%
All the President's Men
15.9%
This famous comedian passed away on August 19, 1977: Groucho Marx
53.4%
Jack Benny
15.9%
Lenny Bruce
10.2%
Phil Silvers
8%
Jaqueline Means became the first: woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest
53.4%
to solve Rubik's cube in under two minutes
5.7%
to sail alone around the world alone in under 100 days
14.8%
woman to break the four-minute mile
12.5%
The cost of a first class stamp in 1977 was: 13 cents
52.3%
9 cents
20.5%
19 cents
9.1%
21 cents
8%
Pope Paul VI proclaimed this 19th-century Philadelphia bishop the first male US saint: St. John Neumann
50%
St. Isaac Jogues
10.2%
St. Damien de Veuster
13.6%
St. Anthony Daniel
15.9%
Who were Corky and Orky? Two killer whales who parented the first killer whale calf born in captivity
48.9%
Siamese twins joined at the hip who were separated by Dr. James Goodrich
12.5%
The aliases adopted by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army
3.4%
CIA Code for President Carter's siblings, Billy and Gloria
19.3%
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
45.5%
hanging
6.8%
lethal injection
28.4%
poison gas
3.4%
In June 1977 this convicted assassin escaped from prison but was re-captured three days later James Earl Ray
43.2%
Jack Ruby
3.4%
Sirhan Sirhan
27.3%
Mark David Chapman
10.2%
The average cost in 1977 for a gallon of gasoline was: 65 cents
39.8%
$1.76
9.1%
99 cents
19.3%
$1.29
20.5%
The 1977 Heisman Trophy was awarded to: Earl Campbell
39.8%
Chuck Muncie
4.5%
Archie Griffin
18.2%
Herschel Walker
22.7%
Ernest 'Dutch' Morial was elected as the first African-American mayor of: New Orleans
37.5%
Buffalo
8%
Pittsburgh
8%
Philadelphia
33%
The 1977 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series went to: Bea Arthur (Maude)
34.1%
Valerie Harper (Rhoda)
12.5%
Jean Stapleton (All in the Family)
37.5%
Susan Saint James (McMillan & Wife)
4.5%
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago, the world's first personal computer was demonstrated by: Commodore
28.4%
Apple
22.7%
IBM
26.1%
Microsoft
8%
The 1977 Grammy for Record of the Year went to: 'This Masquerade' (George Benson)
20.5%
'Love Will Keep Us Together' (Captain & Tennille)
33%
'Still Crazy After All These Years' (Paul Simon)
20.5%
'Live and Let Die' (Paul McCartney & Wings)
17%
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.'
19.3%
'Abortion is a sin.'
9.1%
'Taxpayers should not be made to finance what they consider immoral'
46.6%
'Given the current economic climate, we must all make do with less'
8%
Elvis Presley performed his last-ever concert on June 26 in: Indianapolis
18.2%
Las Vegas
46.6%
Nashville
9.1%
Atlantic City
11.4%
On his last full day in office, President Ford pardoned: Tokyo Rose
13.6%
Richard Nixon
59.1%
Jimmy Hoffa
9.1%
Robert Stroud
4.5%
In Wooley v. Maynard, the Supreme Court ruled: car owners could refuse to display state mottoes on license plates
12.5%
laws forbidding homosexual sex were unconstitutional
21.6%
Puerto Ricans did not have the right to vote in US Presidential elections
8%
the death penalty was constitutional, subject to certain conditions
44.3%

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