1977 Newspapers

Wondering what happened in 1977 that captured the attention of the British public? An original newspaper is a wonderful way to gain a deeper understanding into what it was like to be present during this time. Whether you or someone close to you is passionate about history, or has a connection to any particular year in history, a historic newspaper is a thoughtful keepsake gift that will last for years to come.

Our newspapers from the 1970s tell the stories of a nation striving for change, with anti-establishment practices becoming common among the youth, and second-wave feminism dominating the fight for women’s equality. On the political and economic spectrum, it was a particularly volatile decade for Britain. Learn about society in 1977 with an insight from those who were present at the time.

1977 Original Newspapers
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1977 Original Newspapers

1977 Newspaper Headlines

Historic Newspapers’ collection of 1977 newspaper articles cover memorable events such as the disastrous collision of two Boeing 747 aeroplanes which killed over 500 people, Spain’s first democratic election after a 41 year dictatorship under Franco, and the Queen’s celebration of her 25 year reign. 1977 mourned the deaths of rock and roll pioneer Elvis Presley, as well as acting legend Charlie Chaplin.

Other notable 1977 headlines include punk rock band The Sex Pistols sacking by music label EMI, and the retirement of Brazilian football legend Pele. A 1977 newspaper is a delightful way to commemorate this particular year in history, and is a thoughtful gift idea to show you truly care.

14th January 1977
Former Prime Minister Anthony Eden (b. 1897) dies from liver cancer.

20th January 1977
Jimmy Carter succeeds Gerald Ford as the 39th President of the United States.

27th January 1977
Record company EMI sacks the controversial punk rock group the Sex Pistols.

18th February 1977
The popular science-fiction comic ‘2000 AD’ is launched, with the first issue dated 26th February 1977.

28th February 1977
The Queen opens the New Zealand Parliament.

12th March 1977
The Centenary Test between Australia and England begins at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

27th March 1977
A collision between two Boeing 747 airliners at Los Rodeos Airport in Tenerife kills 583 people. It remains the worst single aviation accident on record.

11th April 1977
London Transport’s Silver Jubilee buses are launched.

25th May 1977
“Star Wars” opens in cinemas and subsequently becomes the then-highest grossing film of all time.

25th May 1977
Liverpool FC wins the European Cup, beating Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-1 in Rome.

6-9th June 1977
Jubilee celebrations are held in the United Kingdom to celebrate twenty-five years of the Queen’s reign.

15th June 1977
Spain has its first democratic elections, after forty-one years under the Franco regime.

16th August 1977
Elvis Presley, American singer and actor (b. 1935) dies from a heart attack. Many believe his previous prescription-drug abuse is linked to his death, but official medical reports deny this claim.

1st October 1977
Brazilian football legend Pelé plays his final ever professional game, with the New York Cosmos.

14th October 1977
David Bowie releases his album “Heroes”.

26th October 1977
The last natural smallpox case is discovered in Merca district, Somalia. The World Health Organisation considers this date to be the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination and modern science.

22nd November 1977
British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.

25th December 1977
Charlie Chaplin, English-born comedian (b. 1889) dies in his sleep.

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It is a very efficent service and the person to whom we gave the historic newspaper to loved it as it was the same date as her birth date - 90th ago.

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My parents absolutely loved the original copy of The Times from 1975.

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