Friday 1 July 1977
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) by Bill Conti.
In UK Lucille by Kenny Rogers was in the top 5 hits.
Sorcerer, directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
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- Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
- 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
- In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
- Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
- Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
- Tom Frager: Senegalese-French singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Keigo Hayashi: Japanese musician.
- Greg Pattillo: American flute player (Project Trio).
- Pamela Turner: American educator and sex offender.
- Birgit Schuurman: Dutch singer and actress.
- Jarome Iginla: Canadian ice hockey player
- Pamela Rogers Turner: former elementary school physical education teacher/coach and convicted sex offender
- Liv Tyler: American actress, daughter of Bebe Buell and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Tyler was raised by her mom Bebe Buell and Todd Rundgren, Bebe's boyfriend. At age 9, Liv discovered that her birth father was Steven Tyler with whom her mother had had an affair. When she was 12, Liv changed her last name to Tyler.
- Misty Marriah Esplin: Preston, Idaho -- Miss America - Idaho (1997)
- 84th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61)
- FC Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam Neth
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bill Conti - Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)
- Alan O'Day - Undercover Angel
- Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up (Part 1)
- Shaun Cassidy - Da Doo Ron Ron
- Barry Manilow - Looks Like We Made It
- Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
- Andy Gibb - I Just Want To Be Your Everything
- Hot - Angel In Your Arms
- Steve Miller Band - Jet Airliner
- Jimmy Buffett - Margaritaville
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