All Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., including the National Zoo, and in New York City continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Disco was still going strong after the release of Saturday Night Fever in 1977. The blockbuster exhibition, Treasures of Tutankhamun, continued to tour the country. In September, President Jimmy Carter invited Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Begin to the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, where dual peace accords were negotiated. In October, Pope John Paul II was inaugurated as Pope.