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1977 in

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Timeline for 1977
20th century | 1970s

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Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee occurred in 1977. (TV: Mawdryn Undead)

Dated events

On 25 May, the Sixth Doctor and Frobisher attended the premiere of Star Wars at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The Doctor noted that one of its stars, Peter Cushing, looked familiar and seemed to remember once meeting his granddaughter. (PROSE: Mission: Impractical)

The Brigadier and the Fifth Doctor. (TV: Mawdryn Undead)

On 1 June, Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee was celebrated in the United Kingdom. Nyssa and Tegan Jovanka found themselves at Brendon Public School, where they met retired UNIT Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart. In the course of events, the Brigadier met a future version of himself from 1983, causing a paradox and leading to him suffering partial amnesia due to the Blinovitch Limitation Effect. (TV: Mawdryn Undead)

On 3 October, Iris Wildthyme and Panda visited the Samhain Fancy Dress Costume Hire Shop and met up with the Shopkeeper. The Shopkeeper allowed them to use one of his mirrors to travel to 1906. (PROSE: Wildthyme and the Wolf)

On Christmas Day, Paul Magrs and his Mam awoke early, rushing downstairs so Paul could open his presents. Paul put on the Pinky and Perky's Christmas Album, and unwrapped his presents. He got a Doctor Who jigsaw, that year's Disney Annual, several books, and a sled from Harding's. His father arrived at 7:30am, although he had told Paul's Mam he would arrive at lunchtime. He then asked Paul's Mam if she had got him any presents, causing Paul's Mam to have a go at him in the kitchen. Paul's father then took Paul to see his his Nanna and the rest of their family. (PROSE: The Story of Fester Cat)

Unknown dates

Professor Amelia Rumford took a policeman's truncheon with her on a lecture tour to New York City in case she got mugged. Instead she was arrested for carrying an offensive weapon. (TV: The Stones of Blood)

The Fourth Doctor comes into contact with the Fendahl fragment. (TV: Image of the Fendahl)

Dr Fendelman accidentally awakened a fragment of the Fendahl while conducting temporal experiments with a time fissure created by a broken War TARDIS. The Fourth Doctor and Leela arrived at Fendahlman's experiment and stopped the Fendahl from fully manifesting. (TV: Image of the Fendahl, PROSE: The Taking of Planet 5)

The Seventh Doctor arrived briefly in Lewisham as he hunted the Timewyrm. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Revelation)

The Eighth Doctor arrived in Delchester and discovered the reason for Delchester United's recent bad run. (COMIC: Doctor Who and the Nightmare Game)

Dominique van Gysegham's first husband died. (AUDIO: The Reaping)

Luke Tillyard was born. (PROSE: Salva Mea)

The Fourth Doctor encountered the Monosaron Acolytes in North London. (AUDIO: Suburban Hell)

Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart investigated an Inca pyramid in South America. (AUDIO: The Cloisters of Terror)

By this time, Liz Shaw was working for the British Rocket Group, which was considering building a moonbase. (AUDIO: The Cloisters of Terror)

The Fourth Doctor encountered the Sisters of St Matilda in St Matilda's College in the University of Oxford. (AUDIO: The Cloisters of Terror)

Other realities

In a parallel universe, Bob Baker and Dave Martin created K-9 for the TV show Doctor Who. (COMIC: The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who)