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1977

03 Jan
Jenkins quits Commons for Brussels

06 Jan
EMI fires Sex Pistols

17 Jan
Gilmore executed by firing squad

11 Mar
Roman Polanski charged with rape

23 Mar
Government wins no confidence vote

27 Mar
Hundreds dead in Tenerife plane crash

02 Apr
Hat trick for Red Rum

13 May
Cricket captain sacked over 'circus'

23 May
Dutch children held hostage

04 Jun
Greece releases UK plane-spotters

07 Jun
Queen celebrates Silver Jubilee

04 Jul
Manchester United sack manager

11 Jul
Gay paper guilty of blasphemy

22 Jul
Deng Xiaoping back in power

10 Aug
Tight security for Queen's Irish visit

16 Aug
Rock and roll 'king' Presley dies

31 Aug
Smith keeps power in Rhodesia

12 Sep
Steve Biko dies in custody

07 Oct
Invasion of Swedish identical twins

19 Oct
Kidnapped German found dead

27 Oct
Liberal MP denies murder plot

14 Nov
Firefighters strike over pay claim

15 Nov
Princess Anne gives birth to Master Phillips

19 Nov
Egyptian leader's Israel trip makes history

02 Dec
South African police cleared of Biko death

05 Dec
Egypt severs ties with Arab hardliners

16 Dec
Queen opens 'tube' link to Heathrow

21 Dec
Firemen jeer TUC's pay snub

25 Dec
Silent film legend Chaplin dies

27 Dec
Star Wars fever hits Britain


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