Fun Facts image 1977

Financial

  • Yearly income: $15,000
  • New house: $49,300
  • Gallon of gas: .65¢
  • Stereo system: $247.95

Showbiz

  • Elvis found dead due to a prescription drug overdose
  • "Star Wars" premieres
  • Janelle Commissiong became the first black Miss America
  • Hip Hop music created
  • "Saturday Night Fever" premieres

Other Stuff

  • Apple II went on sale
  • A 25-hour blackout occurred in New York City
  • First MRI scanner tested
  • Atari 2600 becomes the first successful home video game system
  • Sports bra invented