1977

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1977

  • Saturday Night Fever released
  • Speilberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind released
  • The CP/M operating system released
  • Punk rock dominates pop scene
  • Blazers and long woollen sweaters fashionable for women
  • The Atari VCS (Video Computer System) launched
Jubilee Court opened

Jan 77

Feb 77

Twelve teenagers at the Apollo Youth Centre complete a 36-hour sponsored dance marathon, dancing to 720 records to raise money for a mini-bus for the Centre. 

Mar 77

Apr 77

May 77

Star Wars released

Jun 77

6th-13th: Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations

July 77

1st: Virginia Wade wins the Women’s Singles Championship at Wimbledon Old Maltings Leisure Centre openedSuffolk County Council fails to include the Halesworth Relief Road in its Five-Year Plan, reversing a priority given to it five years before

Aug 77

16th: Death of Elvis Presley Work begins on the conversion of No 1 Court Room in the Old Court House to become a Day Centre for the Elderly

Money raised from the Jubilee celebrations dedicated to providing play equipment in the Town Park

Sept 77

Oct 77

Nov 77

Dec 77