Timeline: 1977

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1977

  • January. The Doctor (fourth incarnation) and Leela (26) arrive in an English village, and meet a young woman named Charlotte Willis. They run afoul of time-travelers hoping to escape their ruined future year 4000, which turns out to be a scheme by giant grasshopper-like beings from the Vortex to consume humanity. The potential future is erased.1
  • January 14 (Friday). The enigmatic Mr. Roarke (6735) opens his Fantasy Island tourist trap where he uses his mystical powers to teach rich people lessons. He is joined by his major domo Tattoo (33).2
  • January 20 (Thursday). Jimmy Carter (52) is sworn in as thirty-ninth President of the United States.
  • February 9 (Wednesday). Donna Jo Margaret Tanner is born to Pam and Danny Tanner (19) in San Francisco, California.3
  • The martial artist Gouken begins training Ken Masters (12), the son of his friend, in his martial arts/mysticism skills. Ken meets Gouken's adoptive son, Ryu Hoshi (12), and the two are fast friends.
  • April 10 (Sunday). Jenny Curran (31) gives birth to a son she names Forrest Gump Jr. after his father, who is unaware of his existence.
  • April 19 (Tuesday). Twins Jeanne-Marie and Jean-Paul Beaubier are born in Montreal, Quebec.
  • April 21 (Thursday). Larry Koopa is hatched in the Koopa Kingdom. He is the son of King Bowser ().
  • The Doctor (fourth incarnation) and Leela (27) join an expedition to the Amazon to discover the fate of explorers in 1873. They become involved in the alien Lurons' conspiracy to take over the Earth, and are trapped in a time-compressed zone for two years.4
  • April 29 (Friday). Richard Tyler is born, His parents are Wendi Harris and Rex Tyler ().
  • May 8 (Sunday). Roland Deschain enters the mind of Jack Mort (54). He eventually takes control of Mort, has him run around getting bullets and medication, and then jumps in front of the Subway A Train, killing Mort just after Roland jumps back to his own world.5
  • May 9 (Monday). As Jake Chambers (11) fails to be killed by being pushed into traffic, and does not die, his mind becomes split with one half believing he's died and been resurrected in another world, and the other accepting his continued existence. His sanity begins to wear down.6
  • May 30 (Monday). Jake Chambers skips school. Stopping at a book store, he picks up a riddle book and the children's book Charlie the Choo-Choo. He subsequently finds a key, and encounters a nexus rose.7
  • May 31 (Tuesday). Jake Chambers runs away from home. He travels to Brooklyn, and follows Eddie (13) and Henry Dean (20) to a derelict mansion. Sneaking in, he is nearly consumed by the mansion's occupying entity before he can get through a doorway to All-World, but Roland Deschain briefly appears and throws a sexual demon into the creature's maw. Roland and Jake escape through the doorway marked The Boy, and the house explodes.8
  • June 1 (Wednesday). Henry Dean receives a bizarre draft notice ordering him to enlist in the United States Army.9
  • Con-artist Anthony Cooper, under the alias Tom Sawyer, seduces Mary Ford, having sex with her and stealing her family's money.
  • June 4 (Saturday). Warren Ford murders his wife Mary after learning of her affair, and then kills himself after, not having found his son James (8), who is hiding under a bed, and witnesses the whole thing.10
  • The Island Guardian Jacob visits James Ford at his parents' funeral and gives him a pen to write a letter to "Tom Sawyer".11
  • June 7 (Tuesday). The Doctor's TARDIS, carrying Nyssa (40) and Tegan Jovanka (23/1983) accidentally materializes at the Brendon School. The mysterious alien Mawdryn comes aboard, as well as Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart (52). They travel to 1983. After an adventure, the Time Lord Doctor (fifth incarnation) drops a partially amnesiac Brigadier back in this time.Events of //Doctor Who// serial "Mawdryn Undead" (1983). Explicitly set in 1977.
  • June 14-16 (Tuesday-Thursday). Scrooge McDuck () hires Launchpad McQuack (15) as a pilot on an expedition to find the "Lost City of Diamonds". Launchpad's bravery and ingenuity lead to Scrooge's hiring him on as his permanent pilot, despite a number of serious errors, including Launchpad's propensity to crash his plane.12
  • July. The Doctor (fourth incarnation) and Leela (28) run across an attempted invasion by the Fendahl, spurred by the ill-advised actions of anthropologists. The Doctor and Leela manage to destroy them.13
  • July 17 (Sunday). On the mystical Island, the displaced Dr. Juliet Burke (37) helps delivery newborn Ethan Goodspeed.14
  • July 18 (Monday). The newly temporally-displaced Jack Shephard (38), Kate Austen (30), and Hurley Reyes (28) (all 2007) arrive on the Island. Reunited with fellow timelost Jin Kwon (30), who brings them to DHARMA headquarters. They are reunited with "Jim LeFleur" (James Ford [31]) and Juliet Burke, who get them integrated as new DHARMA employees. Jin soon discovers a similarly displaced Sayid Jarrah (40), and is forced to treat him as an imprisoned "Other". The young Ben Linus (12) meets the imprisoned Sayid.15
  • July 19 (Tuesday). DHARMA agents learn Sayid Jarrah's origin and plan to execute him. Ben Linus helps him escape, and Sayid shoots the boy.16
  • July 20 (Wednesday). Juliet Burke and Kate Austen take Ben Linus to the "Others", who heal him via their temple.17
  • July 21 (Thursday). After returning to the Island, Daniel Faraday (30) warns Pierre Chang about the imminent "Incident", and he orders an evacuation of the Island after learning the truth of the time-travel claims. Daniel travels with Jack Shephard and Kate Austen to find the Jughead H-Bomb. After confronting Richard Alpert (144) with a gun, he is shot and killed by Eloise Hawking (39), and, as he dies, informs her that he is her son from the future.18
  • July 21. Jack Shephard and Sayid Jarrah get to Jughead, and dismantle it, removing its core. They return to the site of Swan station to blow it up and prevent the Incident, in an attempt to rewrite history. There is a major gunfight at the site between the timelost and the DHARMA personnel, but Jack manages to drop the bomb core into the drill pit. At that moment, the drill pierces the electromagnetic heart of the Island, and a magnetic storm ensues. Juliet Burke is sucked down into the pit, and severely injured. She hits the bomb core until it detonates. The Incident occurs. All the surviving timelost (Jack Shephard, Kate Austen, James Ford, Juliet Burke, Hurley Reyes, Jin Kwon, Miles Straume [30], Bernard [60] and Rose Nadler [53], and Vincent the dog) are transported through time to 2007.19
  • Former Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Sam Malone (29) buys the bar Cheers in Boston. He hires his former coach, Ernie Pantusso (53), on as a bartender.
  • August 16 (Tuesday). The "King" Elvis Presley (42) dies from complications due to drug abuse and several physical maladies.20
  • Dee Dee Sykes, Brenda Chance, and Taffy Dare discover the Ittoid Captain Caveman (50) encased in anti-time ice. They thaw him out and he becomes their mystery-solving friend.21
  • The washed up comedian Snagglepuss () launches his new television venture, a blatant rip-off of the Battle of the Network Stars show: the Laff-a-Lympics. Three teams are assembled for the reality show, where other "comedians" compete. The Yogi Yahooeys, led by Yogi Bear (), include Boo-Boo Bear (), Cindy Bear (), Yakky Doodle (), Hokey Wolf (), Wally Gator (), Grape Ape (), Huckleberry Hound (), Quick Draw McGraw (), Augie Doggie (), Doggy Daddy (), Pixie, Dixie, Mr. Jinks, Super Snooper, and Blabber Mouse. The Scooby Doobies, led by Scooby-Doo (), include Shaggy Rogers (), Scooby-Dum (), Hong Kong Phooey (17), Phil Tinker (), Speed Buggy (), Blue Falcon, Dynomutt (), Captain Caveman, Dee Dee Sykes, Brenda Chance, Taffy Dare, and the djinn Babu (). The final team is the Really Rottens, a group of Anthro ne'er-do-wells.22
  • Reckless California Highway Patrol officer Frank Poncherello (28) is assigned a partner in Jon Baker (30).23
  • September 8 (Thursday). The demon Trigon rapes human woman Angela Roth.
  • The Doctor (fourth incarnation) and Leela (28) visit St. Matilda's, a convent/annex of Oxford University. There he is reunited with Dame Emily Shaw (), new dean of the school. They find a thousand-year tradition of young women sacrificing themselves to prevent Earth's destruction by a damaged engine of an alien spacecraft, now recruiting them without their consent. The Doctor devises a means of limiting the damage, and the head nun sacrifices her own life to atone for her sins. Emily briefly takes a trip in the TARDIS. The school itself is completely destroyed in the conflagration.24
  • Kind teacher Violet Nelson (26) finds her second grade class to be highly disobedient and difficult. She "disappears" for a time, actually going to class under the guise of "Miss Viola Swamp", and she acts as a cruel taskmaster to the children. The children soon realize they did not appreciate Miss Nelson when she was around. Miss Nelson returns as her true self, and the children change their rowdy behavior.25
  • September 23 (Friday). Barbara Joan Gordon is born to Barbara and Jim Gordon (35) in Gotham City, New York.26
  • October 8 (Saturday). Daniel Faraday is born. His parents, Eloise Hawking (39) and Charles Widmore (40), are aware that Hawking herself had killed his future self only months earlier.
  • October 10 (Monday). Lobo () releases a virus of his own creation that destroys all life on his homeworld Czarnia save for himself.
  • November 27 (Sunday). In Namhae, South Korea, a prostitute gives birth to a boy. She gives him over to his supposed biological father, who names him Jin-Soo Kwon.
  • Other births: Ma-Ti (February 12), Kimberly Ann Hart (February 14), Dizzy Devil (February 24), Armando Muñoz (March 10), Linda Park (March 20), Miles Chang (March 21), Lila Cheney (March 23), Yui Ikari (March 30), Petra Nord (April 4), Phillie Phanatic (April 25), Earl Hatchet (May 21), Katherine Anne Austen (May 23), Mighty the Armadillo (June 3), Maurice Moss (June 12), Coop Bolton (July 6), Artemis Dubois (August 2), Alphys (August 14), Ami Mizuno (September 10), Lana Kane (September 18), Katie Kaboom (October 11), Leslie Willis (October 14), Minako Aino (October 22), Jason Gekko (November 8), Petronella Osgood (November 26), Makoto Kino (December 5), Miguel Santos (December 26)

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