1977 was a free year.
January 7 - Charter 77 is drafted.
January 18 - The Prime Minister of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Dzemal Bijedic, is killed in a plane crash near Sarajevo.
January 19 - Snow falls in Miami, Florida, the only time in history.
January 20 - Jimmy Carter succeeds Gerald Ford as President of the United States.
February 16 - Alija Sirotanović, multiple striker, received Zastava 750 ("Fić") as a gift in Kragujevac.
March 4 - A devastating earthquake in Romania with its epicenter in the Eastern Carpathians kills about 1,570 people.
March 27 - The worst accident in aviation history kills 583 of 644 passengers and crew members when two Boeing 747s, Dutch KLM and US-based Pan-Am, collide on the runway of Tenerife Airport in the Canary Islands.
April 7 - A Red Army faction kills a German federal prosecutor and his driver at a traffic light in Karlsruhe.
April 8 - The Clash's first album is released.
April 22 - Fiber optic is used for the first time to transmit telephone traffic.
April 26 - New York's "Studio 54" disco opens.
May 1 - A shooting and panic at a May Day rally in Istanbul kills 34 people.
May 15 - "Sava Center" officially opened.
May 25 - Star Wars premieres in the United States.
June 5 - In the Seychelles, supporters of Prime Minister Franz Albert Rene overthrow President James Menkam and impose a pro-Soviet one-party regime.
June 15 - Spain's first democratic elections are held since Franco's death.
June 15 - Preliminary meetings of the countries signatories to the 1975 Helsinki Agreement were held in Belgrade.
June 27 - Djibouti gains independence.
July 5 - A military coup overthrows Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in Pakistan.
July 8 - An article in an Albanian newspaper indirectly condemns Chinese politics - signs of a rift between the two countries after 17 years.
July 13 - Due to the breakdown of the electrical system, New York 25 hours without electricity - riots, robberies,
August 10 - Serial killer David Berkovic is caught.
August 15 - The first Film Script Festival opens in Vrnjačka Banja.
August 15 - Wow! Caught as part of the SETI project signal.
August 16 - He died