1977 also saw punk rock and the Sex Pistols enter the national zeitgeist as a reaction to the national patriotic ferver. In a year when strikes, inflation and the Yorkshire Ripper dominated the newspaper headlines, the summer celebrations provided welcome relief.
Prime Minister – James Callaghan
Average House Price - £13,650
Gallon of Petrol - £0.79
Loaf of bread - £0.16
Music: Top five selling singles
- Mull of Kintyre / Girls' School - Wings
- Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul
- Don't Cry for Me Argentina - Julie Covington
- When I Need You - Leo Sayer
- Silver Lady - David Soul
Other key events worldwide
- World Trade Center in New York is completed.
- The first commercial Concorde flight from London to New York.
- Elvis Presley dies at the age of 42 from a heart attack.
- Pelé plays his final professional football game as a member of the New York Cosmos.
- Red Rum wins The Grand National for the third time.
- Liverpool F.C. win the league title for the tenth time and claim their first European Cup by defeating the West German league champions Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-1.
- Don Revie announces his resignation after three years as manager of the England national football team after failure to achieve World Cup qualification.